If you are in the middle of a contentious divorce where child custody is an issue, you are likely very concerned about whether you will be able to obtain custody. While this should be a theoretical impartial matter, the fact is that people can do a lot of things to make their custody proceedings more likely to come out in their favor. Here are five important tips for handling your child custody proceedings to give you the best chance possible at a favorable outcome:
If you have been involved in a divorce case involving children in family court, one of the common phrases you have probably seen in their decisions is “the best interests of the child.” This standard is most frequently seen in child custody and visitation decisions, where it is considered critical to determining the rights that each parent will have with respect to their children. But what exactly does it mean for something to be in the best interests of the child, and what criteria do they use to determine that? Continue reading ““The Best Interests of the Child” in Family Court Decisions”
Ideally, all divorces would happen on relatively amicable terms, and both spouses would be able to separate with a minimum of conflict. However, realistically speaking, divorces tend to be tumultuous, and it is rare for spouses to come to a common consensus on their own. Here are five issues that tend to be particular sources for conflict in divorce disputes:
When you are getting divorced and you are fighting with your spouse over child custody, you are probably very concerned about making sure you get the best outcome for your case. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to improve your odds and minimize the risk of unforeseen problems jeopardizing your chances. Here are five ways you can improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your child custody case: Continue reading “How to Improve Your Chances in Your Child Custody Case”
Child support is the payment awarded by the court to a custodial parent from a non-custodial parent to cover the costs of raising and caring for a child. In any divorce where child custody comes up as an issue, it will almost always follow. If you are in a divorce proceeding and you are concerned about this subject, you should keep these five things in mind: Continue reading “Five Things You Should Know About Child Support”
Divorce and custody proceedings can be a difficult processes to endure and oftentimes, they place great strain on the child(ren) involved. What makes this process even more difficult is when one parent is a substance abuser. The abuse of drugs or alcohol can significantly affect a person’s ability to function during everyday activities and may pose a dangerous risk to that person’s child(ren) if left in his or her care. As the other parent involved in this marriage or divorce with a substance abuser, there are certain legal options available to obtain custody and ensure that your children are kept safe.
Continue reading “Custody Rulings and Parental Substance Abuse”
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Summer break can be complex for divorced or separated parents. While children are off from school, making child custody arrangements for their daily activities or summer vacations may become problematic. It is important to remember that consistent and responsive communication will benefit all parties involved, resulting in a less complicated summer.
Here are a few tips for co-parenting in the most effective way:
In many instances, parents suffering from mental health issues may not seek help due to the fear of losing custody of their children. In some states, a parent may lose custody of their child, if they are suffering from mental illness.
According to studies, 70 to 80 percent of parents suffering with mental illness lose custody of their children. If the parent becomes hospitalized in a psychiatric center then the children are often raised by grandparents or other relatives. Those without extended family are placed in foster care.
A recent New York child custody case involved the custodial rights of three parents. The child custody case involved a married couple, Dawn and Michael, who had a relationship with their neighbor, Audria. Audria and Michael had a child together. Michael and Dawn separated, and Dawn and Audria moved in together. When the child was born, the three parents worked together to raise the child.