The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) requires courts to stay any action against a deployed member of the United States Military under US CODE 50 §521 et sequitur. This specifically includes any child custody proceeding. Certain conditions must be met, and you should absolutely consult with qualified legal counsel on this matter.
If you are deployed, or about to be deployed, educate yourself on the SCRA immediately. If you are an NCO or Officer with a troop or troops who are facing family court with a pending deployment, it is your duty to make sure they are aware of this law.
If you are a legislator, judge, attorney general, or other public figure with the ability to influence legislation, law, or court behavior, it is also your duty to those brave men and women who serve our nation to enforce the SCRA and to hold attorneys and judges accountable if they do not recognize the SCRA in the process of their findings and judgements.
One THIRD of all active duty service suicides have been linked directly to divorce, custody, and parenting issues. One third.