by Cory A. Argenbright
(Colorado Springs, CO, USA)
I am a Soldier in the US Army. I was married when I got deployed on a 15-month rotation to Iraq. During this Rotation my wife had our first child. Upon returning home I was told that she wanted a Divorce. She moved my son 5 stated away from where I am stationed and I have no choice as to whether I can move so I had to stay. I have paid child support since day one and have never been late or behind. Yet every time I turn around I am being hindered from seeing my child. I am currently deployed again and am now having to fight about child support based that I will be making some extra pays while I am deployed. I still am fighting tooth and nail to get my visitation when I am back in the states. I pay 947 dollars a month for one child but yet I was told I cant have custody of my son due to being in the Army. This seems to be a trend among service members and I have gotten no help not even from my attorney. I have contacted US Senators via email from every state and have been told the federal government won't help us. I am tiring to contact my state legislators to see if they can help but with no avail.
We need to unite and get or government help those of us who are suffering at the hands of unfair state child support laws due to our military service.