Category Archives: Child Custody

When Alcoholism Factors Into a Child Custody Dispute

Few considerations in divorce proceedings are more emotionally charged than the health, welfare and safety of the children. Courts let couples settle the terms and conditions of a divorce but will intervene if  one parent disagrees with the other regarding … Continue reading

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Conflict and Child Custody Disputes

Conflict is the most critical determining factor in children’s adjustment post-divorce, not the divorce itself or the residential parenting routine of custody. High-conflict custody and visitation cases are often fueled by irrational emotional behavior, and children, exposed to high conflict … Continue reading

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How Joint Physical Custody Arrangements Effect Children

Is there an association between joint physical custody and psychosomatic problems in children? In many Western countries, an increasing number of children with separated parents live in a joint physical custody arrangement, that is, live equally (or close there to) … Continue reading

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Understanding Father’s Rights in Divorce

What is called “fathers’ rights” is movement in the service of the idea that custody decisions should not discriminate against fathers. Support groups, including Fathers for Equal Rights in Miami and Fathers Are Forever in California, provide support for fathers … Continue reading

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High Level Custody Conflict

Child custody and visitation are often the most emotional and contentious issue in a divorce. While some parents set aside their differences and focus on the needs of their children, others are not able to see past their own fear … Continue reading

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Bird’s Nest Custody

Bird’s nest custody is a new concept used by some divorcing parents in the hope of causing as little disruption in their child’s life as possible after divorce. In bird’s nest child custody, the child/children remain in the family home … Continue reading

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Violating Custody and Visitation Orders

Many times custodial mothers struggle with noncustodial fathers who violate custody and visitation court orders. About 80 percent of children of divorce are placed primarily in the physical custody of their mother who often faces unequal struggles with a former … Continue reading

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International Child Abduction

International kidnapping, one of the most difficult types of parental abduction, is not new. Two of the survivors of the Titanic — the Navratil children, Michel, 4, and Edmond, 2 — were traveling on Titanic with their father when it … Continue reading

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Custody, Visitation and Divorce: Things to Remember…

There are some things that seem only right when facing a breakup that involves children, particularly when that parting means one parent may be cut off from contact if the strict letter of the law comes into play. In same-sex … Continue reading

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Child Custody Between Unmarried Parents

In deciding custody, unmarried parents face many of the same legal considerations and challenges as married parents as well as some common only to couples that have never wed. In disputed cases, a major consideration is simply whether a party … Continue reading

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