In a split custody situation there must be multiple children. The court may find that the best interests of the child are best served by one parent but it may be that not every child is best served by custody from the same parent. In this situation each parent may take custody of one or […]
Divorce and Child Custody
No divorce situation is exactly the same, but every child custody issue affects some child. When going through a divorce, the most important thing is to keep the child’s interests at heart. It’s important to remember that there is no perfect solution. The courts recognize that in any custody battle the parents, the children, the grandparents, and other interested parties are going to be dissatisfied. Try to remember that everyone in the dispute has rights and valid opinions. Try working together. Obviously this is not always possible when going through a divorce, and that is regrettable, but to the extent possible find solutions that work for everyone.
Joint custody is one of the more common forms of custody and allows both parents to give input into the upbringing of the child. Legally, both parents share responsibility for the child. Often the living situation is similar to sole custody. That is, one parent may maintain most of the contact on a day-to-day basis. […]
Sole custody is the most drastic form of child custody and the court will try to avoid such custody unless completely necessary. If a parent is given the status of “custodial parent,” that is, they take care of the basic everyday needs of the child, they are said to have sole custody. This parent has […]
Most child custody determinations include the psychological evaluation of the parents, child or children, and any other person that is claiming custody or visitation rights over the child or children. Normally, the court will pick an unbiased psychologist, that is, someone that is not connected with any of the parties to the dispute and not invested […]
Unfortunately children are the victims of divorce. Their preference may often be that the parents stay together, rather than separate. Unfortunately the court cannot grant this preference, but rather must find a proper solution given the types and classes of custody, found here. What Rights do I have as a Child in a child custody […]