Will I lose custody if I join the military?
So, when handling cases involving military parents, the court is generally supposed to consider the same factors as it does when settling child custody cases involving civilians. In theory, this means your military status shouldn't negatively affect your child custody case.
Can you join the military with a child out of wedlock?
Being in the military does not create any particular rules for establishing paternity. Commanders cannot order military members to support children born out of wedlock absent a court order, and they cannot order a member to undergo a DNA test (again, that's a civilian court matter).
Can active duty military have full custody?
If both parents are in the military then the plan should state where the child will live if both parents are deployed or sent on assignment. You can give sole legal custody to the person who has physical custody of the child or you can share joint legal custody with that person.
What is a military spouse entitled to after divorce?
After divorce, the former spouse is entitled to the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), which is the Tricare version of “COBRA” for three years. And as long as the spouse remains unmarried and was also awarded a share of the military retirement or SBP, the former spouse may remain on CHCBP for life.