I joined the Army in 2006 and left a wife and a baby at home during training. In the process my wife began the process of a divorce
and had the papers written up while I was overseas. I have two specific questions relating to insurance. The decree specifically states that I "shall maintain health, dental, and vision insurance on the child through [my] employer so long as coverage is available." Does this mean that as long as it is available through the Army, my current employer, I must provide it to the child? Or does it extend to any employer I ever have in the future? Also the Army provides Service Member's Life Insurance, which is available to her while I'm in the Army. The decree states that I have to provide that until she turns 18. If it's not possible to provide that once I get out do I have to fulfill that obligation some other way? My biggest issue is the health, dental, and vision insurance. It won't be available through the Army once I get out.
The decree states that she will have full custody due to me being overseas. But I am no longer overseas and would like joint custody
. She has breached the terms of the decree and parenting plan
by not informing me in writing about permanent address changes for the child and has not provided notice of leaving the state, as it says she must do in the decree. It also states that, along with the notice of a new address, she is supposed to include a proposal for a revised schedule of custody or visitation
with the child. None of that has been done. Would I have a leg to stand on when I request joint custody? Should I mention her failure to comply with the decree?