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"ULC Deployed Parents Visitation and Custody Act"

The deployment of a custodial parent raises custody issues that are not adequately dealt with in the law of most states. In many instances, deployment will be sudden, making it difficult to resolve custody issues before the deployment by ordinary child custody procedures. There is a need to ensure that parents who serve their country are not penalized for their service, while still giving adequate weight to the interests of the other parent, and most importantly, the best interest of the child. Due to the patchwork of various laws across the country and consistent with its mission to harmonize state law, the Uniform Law Commission recently passed the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA), a uniform statute that states may adopt to govern child custody and visitation rights when a service member with children is deployed for military service. The Act includes provisions regarding custody and visitation rights during the deployment of a service member, addresses issues regarding a service member's delegation of custody rights, and establishes clear procedures for the resumption of the previous custody arrangement. Two Minnesota attorneys who served as subject matter experts for the ULC's UDPCVA drafting committee, Kim Bonuomo, family law attorney and shareholder at Moss & Barnett, and Major Lyndsey Olson, General Counsel of the Minnesota National Guard will discuss the provisions of the UDPCVA and what effect passage of UDPCVA would have in Minnesota.


Kim Bonuomo , Family law attorney and shareholder at Moss & Barnett

Lyndsey Olson , General Counsel of the Minnesota National Guard

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 177740



Date:   Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time:   8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Children and the Law or Military & Veterans Affairs Section Members:  $10.00

MSBA Members (But Not Children and the Law or Military & Veterans Affairs Section Members):  $15.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate when registering online that you will be participating by teleconference or contact Nicole Battles at 612-278-6336 or on or before April 5th. Instructions will be sent via email on April 8th.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.