Custody and visitation orders; modification based on active military duty. (SB170)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custody and visitation; modification based on active military duty. Provides that a court cannot modify a custody or visitation order when one parent is on active military duty; however, a court may enter a temporary order modifying the prior custody or visitation order if it is in the best interests of the child. Any such temporary order expires upon the termination of the parent's active military duty, and the prior order is reinstated. Any such temporary order may also include a delegation of the visitation rights of a parent on active military duty to another person with a legitimate interest. Read the Bill »


02/11/2008: Merged into SB188


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087776204
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/11/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB188-Herring) (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Marsha Maines writes:

Now, just like 'active duty' citizens, the 'incarcerated' ones who are there due to child support, need the SAME rights.