Officials with the U.S. Navy announced that the service branch will more than double the amount of paid leave provided to Massachusetts sailors whose spouses have given birth. As early as February 2018 the Navy will increase the number of days a sailor can receive in paid time off for paternity leave from 10 to 21.
The new policy was enabled by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allowed branches of the military to adopt up to 21 days of paid leave for service members, although it did not require it. The Navy is the first branch to implement the new authority laid out in the National Defense Authorization Act.
Should you be in the midst of a military divorce or paternity action, contact an attorney experienced in military law.
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