Soldiers Losing Custody While Serving

TitleSoldiers Losing Custody While Serving
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe Servicemembers Civil Rights Relief Act was signed into law to help ease the economic legal burdens on military personnel in active duty status, and postpones creditor action while military personnel are serving their country. However some military servicemembers need protection for their families as well as themselves, such as in the case of Tayna Towne. She lost custody of her children when her ex-husband, who was granted temporary custody of the children while she was deployed in Iraq, filed for and was granted permanent custody of one of the sons. When Tanya filed an appeal, the appellate judges felt that Tanya's second divorce along with her deployment played a part in creating an unstable environment for her son.
NotesCase Study from the 2008 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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