NAVY - OPNAV 1740.4D
(N135) U.S. NAVY FAMILY CARE POLICY
|Publication Date:||27 October 2009|
Applicability and Scope. Service members who meet the criteria defined in this instruction are required to complete and maintain a current family care plan. The policy and guidance within this instruction is effective immediately. This instruction does not create a right, entitlement, cause of action, or defense in favor of any individual and does not supersede a preexisting or subsequent separation agreement, court order, child custody order, or divorce decree that addresses child custody and support issues. Family care plans are mission planning tools that obligate the Service member to establish and document plans to care for minor children and adult family members/dependents while the Service member is absent. To be effective , family care plans must consider and comply with applicable State and Federal laws governing child custody and parental rights. Existing family care plans for all personnel should be reviewed for compliance with this instruction.
Purpose. To assist Service members in developing workable family care plans, establish procedural requirements and outline legal options . References (a) through (h) apply. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.