If you are in the middle of a divorce or child custody battle, it’s important to understand sole legal custody. Sole legal custody is not an arrangement most courts prefer, but it becomes vitally important if you are exiting from an abusive relationship or dealing with an ex-spouse who is generally unavailable.  Most of the…

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Understanding your rights as a non-custodial parent may be a bit confusing, especially if you’re used to having your child with you every day. If you’re experiencing such issues with your visitation rights or child custody, you should contact a child custody attorney in your state to advise you of your rights and how to…

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Joint custody can be a great option if both you and your ex-spouse want to continue living with your children in some manner. However, it’s not for everyone. You should carefully consider all your options and do what is in the best interest of your child. What is Joint Physical Custody? Joint custody is sometimes…

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If you’re involved in a custody battle with your ex, you may be going for full custody. However, trying to win full custody of your child may be an uphill battle in some cases.  Before you begin your fight for full custody of your child, it’s important to consider your motives. For example, you should…

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Whether you are a married or unmarried parent, your baby isn’t born with custody rules in place. In fact, you and the other parent have equal rights when it comes to caring for your child.  But when things start to come apart between you and the other parent, you need to have an agreement on…

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Going through a divorce is never easy, and if children are involved, visitation may be one of your primary concerns. It’s important to speak with your family law attorney about the child custody laws of your state. Part of being a parent and the court’s primary concern is what is in the best interest of…

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If you are a parent and you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you will need to plan ahead and have a specific plan for parenting your child.  This plan may include setting up rules to follow with no exceptions. Most importantly, it is about being an adult and dealing with difficult issues, such…

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Mental illness not only affects the person suffering from it, but it affects those around them as well. The courts generally take any mental disorders extremely seriously when it comes to child custody cases.   However, most states have laws that iterate how important it is for both parents to be involved in a child’s life.…

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Parental alienation happens when one parent turns his or her child against the other. This tactic can be considered in court when determining custody arrangements and divorce terms, negatively impacting the alienating parent. In many cases, allegations of parental alienation make the difference between receiving custody rights to your child or losing them altogether. But…

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Parental alienation influences many children of divorced parents. In parental alienation cases, one parent manipulates the child into rejecting the other parent. The resulting condition of this emotional and mental abuse is parental alienation syndrome (PAS), which can manifest in children by causing behavioral issues, psychological trauma, and other negative characteristics. Parental alienation and PAS…

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