Top 10 Child Custody Articles

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Top 10 Child Custody Articles in the LegalMatch Law Library

We are often told that children are a blessing. Even when they are crying and puking all over you at 1 A.M., we still see them as beautiful little creatures. For every sleepless night, there’s a memory of you two playing in the park; for every broken piece of furniture, a quiet night in together. This is why it can be tough when you and your partner decide to split and the custody of the child is at issue.

When you have child custody issues it can be emotionally draining not just for you and your partner, but for your children as well. This is why it is best to have an experience family law attorney guide you through the process quickly. As a starting point for people dealing with child custody issues, the LegalMatch Law Library has compiled a list of the Top 10 Articles on Child Custody.

1. Mother’s Rights in Child Custody

Though most people assume that the mother will automatically be granted custody in a child custody case, the judge actually uses a best interest standard to determine who should have custody of the child.

2. Top Ten Child Custody Questions

Custody is often a complicated issue for families. Oftentimes when issues come up people have no idea where to start. To simplify things, here are the ten most commonly asked child custody questions and their answers.

3. Shared Custody vs. Joint Custody

Legal language is often convoluted and hard to understand. When entering into a custody arrangement it is important to understand the difference between shared custody and joint custody. On the surface they may sound like the same thing, but they are actually two different types of custody.

4. Violation of a Child Custody or Visitation Order

Every moment spent with your child is a blessing. Sometimes though, the amount of time you get to spend with your child might be interrupted if a parent refuses to follow a child custody order or visitation schedule. Disobeying a child custody order or visitation schedule can have serious legal consequences. If your ex is not complying with a custody or visitation order here are several things you can do.

5. Child Custody Between

If you and your partner are unmarried and have a child together, here is some general information on custody issues commonly encountered by unmarried couples. Whether you are seeking visitation rights or seeking complete custody this article is a helpful guide on your basic rights as a parent.

6. Interstate Child Custody and Visitation Lawyers

Child custody by itself is pretty complicated, but once you involve another state it gets even more complex. For everyone out there wondering how child custody works when the parents live in different states, here is some information.

7. Child Custody and Visitation

Child custody agreements and visitation schedules are incredibly important because they determine how much time you can spend with your child. Since they are so important it is necessary to have some general information on how courts determine custody arrangements and visitation rights.

8. how Parent Relocation Affects Child Custody Orders

If you are planning to move you might have to file a petition in order to get your original child custody order modified. This is usually a straightforward process, but you have to keep in mind that every state has its own laws governing child custody.

9. Changing Child Custody Arrangements After Divorce

While a divorce is final, oftentimes a change of circumstances, such as moving, requires a change in child custody arrangements. It is usually easy for a change to be made, however if both parents do not agree the court will have to step in and make the decision.

10. Child Residence and Custody Following the Death of the Custodial Parent

Though sometime we hate our ex-wives or ex-husbands and wish they were dead, we don’t actually want them dead. This is why it is difficult when an ex dies, especially if they were the one who had custody of the children. If your ex has recently passed away and you are wondering how custody will work now, here is the information you need.

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Last Modified: 09-24-2013 03:33 PM PDT

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