Q: The mother has sole and legal custody of our daughter, she got it while I was on deployment. How do I change that?
A: You probably would have to file a suit, but this is something you would want to discuss with an attorney to find out how the law applies in your particular case.
A: All custody and visitation orders can be modified by the court upon a change in circumstances. If you were deployed when custody was determined, then when you return from your deployment you can ask the court to make a new custody determination that is in the best interests of your daughter. Custody and visitation matters are very fact-specific, and each case is different, so I would recommend that you speak to an attorney so he or she can gather additional information and provide you with a more detailed response.
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