I’m really excited to announce that Florida’s legislature, only one of 13 other states, has adopted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. It allows for parents who are activated, deployed or TDY to designate a family member, stepparent or relative of the child by marriage to exercise their time-sharing with the child on their behalf.
I see this as a huge boon to US military servicemembers. It will allow children to maintain the stability, their routine, even though a parent is absent due to their Service to our country. No longer can a parent refuse to allow the step-parent contact while the other is serving our country.