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My daughter got pregnant by a guy in the army when he was on

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my daughter got pregnant by a guy in the army when he was on leave. They are not in a relationship. She had the baby and the baby is now 10 months old. Now the dad is trying to. My daughter reluctantly let him be on the birth certificate. I say reluctantly because his mother practically harasses my daughter to watch the baby. My daughter doesn't know this women and the soldiers mother prompts him to always threaten my daughter to take her to court so that she can have visitation. Here in Washington state grandparents have no writes. My daughter got tired of being threaten and decided to get a parenting plan in place with the court. The soldier has been served and they are awaiting mitigation to start. The soldier with holds income information to my daughter and also is trying to say that she that she unreasonably holds the daughter from him. Heres the thing , he doesn't live here in Washington he resides in Alaska, well I should she that he is stationed in Alaska. He has seen the baby a max of 18 days of her entire life. He is just being nasty to my daughter because it is his mother that wants this baby. Is there a code of conduct for military personnel that gets a civilian pregnant out of wedlock?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 8 months ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. Although military servicemembers are subject to some rules that civilians are not, this is not one of them. There is nothing criminal, either in the civilian world or the military world about out of wedlock sex or pregnancy unless there is an issue of rape/sexual assault or the mother is not the age of consent when sex occurred. That though has nothing to do with the pregnancy issue, only the underlying conduct.

If there is a court ordered support that the father is not complying with, then she can send that information to his Command and they will counsel him to pay the ordered support. If he doesn't he can be disciplined by the military.

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Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,

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