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November 11th, 2011 by Glenn Sacks

Today America honors our military service members and veterans for Veterans Day. Fathers and Families honors our military and veteran parents every day, in a very different way–by fighting to protect the loving bonds they share with their children.

Fathers and Families is fighting and winning stunning victories for parents who serve. Contribute to protect military parents and their children in all 50 states. Give now so Fathers and Families may continue to pass legislation protecting their child custody when they are called to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. www.fathersandfamilies.org/give

Courts sometimes treat deployed personnel as absent or even runaway parents. Harmful, unjust child custody orders are often made. Wounded veterans’ disability pay is often seized for alimony or double dipped for child support, leaving parents who were injured or crippled while serving left without a way to support themselves.

Fathers and Families’ Legislative Victories for Servicemembers, Veterans

In the past 18 months alone Fathers and Families has been instrumental in passing eight bills in six states to help servicemembers and veterans. They are: Arizona HB 2348 and SB 1283; California AB 2416 and SB 285; Georgia SB 112; Indiana HB 1165; Nevada AB 313; and Ohio HB 121; and we’re working on more for 2012.

Beginning in 2005 with the passage of our SB 1082 in California, 44 states have passed military parent legislation–to see a chart of all legislation and state by state status, click here.

Honor Our Military and Veteran Parents with Your Gift

Give now so Fathers and Families may continue to defend military parents. Child custody and family court issues should be the last thing a servicemember should need to think about when they are deployed. www.fathersandfamilies.org/give

Contribute to protect military parents and their children in all 50 states.

Together with you in the love of our children,

Glenn Sacks, MA
Executive Director


Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
Founder and Chair of the Board

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