Category Archives: Child Custody

How Tim Nearly Lost Visitation Rights when His Ex-Wife Decided to Move

  How to avoid losing visitation rights when your spouse moves.   Tim had a very amicable divorce.  In fact, Tim and his ex-wife used two “collaborative law” attorneys to wrap up their divorce in about 120 days.  When Tim obtained his divorce from his ex-wife in 2009, they had worked together to develop a parenting […]

Belcher Had Doubts about Child’s Paternity before Murder-Suicide

The mother of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend before killing himself, has confirmed that the athlete had doubts about the paternity of this child.  Investigators are probing this fact to determine whether such concerns were at the root of the horrible tragedy. On December 1, 2012, the football […]

Dealing with Divorce during the Holidays

For divorced parents, the holidays can especially fraught with minefields.  If this is your first holiday season after a divorce, then you can expect the stress to be magnified. Experts recommend that parents not overburden themselves with unrealistic expectations, and avoid setting goals that are too-high for the holiday season.  For instance, if you ex-spouse […]

Disabled Parents Face Discrimination in Child Custody, Family Law Matters

Decades after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is one section of the disabled population that continues to face blatant prejudice.  Disabled parents often find that they may lose child custody, because authorities don’t believe that they’re capable of caring for the child. The National Council on Disability recently released a report […]

Study Finds Increasingly Diverse Parenting Arrangements

In many typical parenting arrangements, the mother retains child custody, while the father gets visitation rights on weekends.  However, a new study finds that the pattern could be shifting. Australian researchers found that a number of diverse parenting arrangements are now in operation.  The researchers analyzed parental custody sharing arrangements based on a sample of […]

New Blood Test Could Help Determine Paternity Quickly

A new technique, first developed in order to detect signs of Down syndrome and other birth defects in children, is now being increasingly used to quickly match DNA and detect paternity. The noninvasive technique involves a simple blood test.  Blood is drawn from the mother, and researchers then separate the DNA sequence of the mother […]

Child Custody Arrangements during Summer

For most divorced parents with children, summer is that time of the year when normal scheduled parenting arrangements are placed on hold. With school out and kids on different schedules, new arrangements are implemented.  In many child custody agreements, parents decide to share some time with their children during the summer vacation.  While this can […]

Standardized Child Custody Laws for Service members

Service members who are deployed in other states, or have other issues that affect their child custody arrangements, have little recourse under the law.  There are no uniform, standardized child custody laws that can be applied to service members, who may be  subjected to frequent deployments.  A legal panel that studied the issue of service […]

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