You Can Actually Assign Your Right of Visitation to a Third Party
Video Transcribed: My name is Brian L. Jackson. I am a Tulsa Father’s Rights attorney. And, today I want to talk to you a little bit about the rights of deployed service members with regards to visitation.
So, if you’re a member of the armed forces and you were facing deployment, what about your visitation order? What happens to the kids during that time? Obviously, they’re not going to be visiting you while you’re deployed abroad, so what does happen?
Well, Title 43 actually makes provision for this. You can actually assign your right of visitation to a third party. Normally it’d be a relative, like a grandparent, or maybe if you have a sister or brother and that person can actually exercise that visitation on your behalf while you were deployed. That is a right under Title 43, there’s a proceeding for that.
You would file a motion with the court to appoint that person as being allowed to have visitation in your place and then the court can approve that. So yes, you can in fact assign that right, and then when you returned from service, you can resume visitation as normal.
The court should not be holding the fact that you were a deployed service member against you as far as being allowed visitation and when you were allowed visitation.
And, if you find yourself facing this type of argument, you do want to get a good lawyer involved so that you can defend your rights to your children even if you are in the military services. My name is Brian L. Jackson, and we’ve been talking about the rights of deployed service members.