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A law regarding those in the military and custody was recently signed in Kansas by Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
Those who support the new law claim it clarifies custody rights of soldiers who are deployed overseas.
Governor Re-Signs Bill 32
Gov. Sebelius re-signed Bill 32 and was supported by other lawmakers, as well by those who made the bill possible.
Army nurse, Capt. Tira Bolder, is reportedly responsible for provoking lawmakers to implement the bill.
Bolder says she hopes the new bill will help others in her position face custody issues while they’re overseas.
The key provision made to the law is that when a parent returns from deployment, custody arrangements will return to the way they were before deployment.
The parent who has custody during the deployment can still argue to keep custody; however, they will have to prove reason beyond the leave of absence due to the military.
“Parents serving in war should not have to face an additional layer of stress over whether they will get their children back when they come home,” says Sebelius.
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