Child Custody Archives

Supreme Court rules against father in custody case

Disputes regarding child custody and parenting times can arise anytime between the custodial and non-custodial parent. However, most may not anticipate or experience the complexity which surrounded a child custody case involving an American Indian father and a non-Indian mother.

Fla. governor signs termination of parental rights bill into law

In general, it is in the best interest of a child to spend time with both parents. However, in certain cases such as domestic abuse and sexual abuse, visitation with the child is not advisable. A sexual offense is a very serious matter and plays a significant role in determining whether or not a parent's child custody rights should be taken away. Typically, courts examine many factors to determine if a parent should be granted visitation rights or only granted visitation under supervised conditions.

Co-parenting advice for Florida divorcees

The impact of divorce on parents and children in Florida varies from family to family, but the fact is that one way or the other the entire family is affected by divorce. Depending on the child custody and parenting arrangement, children in particular must adapt to and get used to spending differing amounts of time with each parent.

Child-custody issues surround actor Charlie Sheen

Famous Hollywood actors and actresses are frequently in the news regarding marriage, divorce and child-custody and support issues. Florida resident familiar actor Charlie Sheen may be aware of the child-custody issues surrounding his twin boys. Recently, the actor was reportedly seen with his ex-wife Denise Richards outside an L.A. courthouse where apparently they met to discuss the temporary custody of his twin boys. However, Richards is not the mother of the boys.

In custody cases, courts focus on child's best interests

Divorces rarely bring out the best in people and often the individuals who suffer the most during the process are the children of the separating couple. While their parents are entrenched in a battle to sever all legal ties with each other, often children become pawns in hostile child custody disputes. While courts often have the difficult responsibility of deciding which parent should serve as the primary caregiver to the children after the divorce, circumstances do occur when neither parent is fit for such an undertaking.

Grandparents get child custody after parental rights terminated

Our Orlando readers may have heard about the case of a 2-year-old and 4-year-old were reunited with their grandparents' after the parents of the children kidnapped the children and tried to flee to Cuba. The parents' parental rights were terminated recently. Apparently, a day after the grandparents' were given custody of the children, the couple broke into the home, tied up the grandmother and took the children.

Florida bill would deny child custody rights to rapists

Recently the Florida State Senate Criminal Justice committee unanimously approved a bill which precludes a convicted rapist from having any child custody rights with respect to a child conceived as the result of rape or any act of sexual battery. All parental rights, such as visitation and custody rights, would be cut off.

Florida legislature considering marriage handbooks

Getting a divorce is never an easy decision to make. Yet, when things are tough and the married couple is unhappy, separation seems like the only solution. This is often why, at least for some couples, when the split finally occurs, the decision to divorce is considered a truly good one. In spite of all the complicated questions involved in separation such as child custody, property division and alimony issues, breaking away from an unhappy marriage is often the only way to find happiness again.

Florida family law versus foreign law

People come from all walks for life and from all over the world in the United States. Some follow their traditional, cultural and religious practices. However, there are times, particularly when it comes to family law, when religious law pertaining to divorce may conflicts with family law. Floridians will find it interesting to learn that according to reports, the Florida state legislature is attempting to pass a 'foreign law' bill which in essences bans courts and other legal authorities from using religious or foreign law as part of a legal decision when it comes to family law issues.

U.S. Supreme Court rules on international child custody dispute

Children in a relationship are important to both parents. However, occasionally when a relationship involves a parent who is a foreign national, the issue of child custody and visitation can get complex.

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