The reality of the end of an Orlando marriage with children is that the children and parents will likely not get to spend the same amount of time they did with each other prior to divorce. Despite differences between parents, it is important for parents to keep the best interest of their child in mind, and try to work out a reasonable and fair parenting plan or visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.
Music fans of R&B artist Usher may find it interesting to learn that recently, after the artist's 5-year-old son was caught in a pool drain and required medical attention, Usher's ex-wife filed an emergency motion seeking temporary custody of the children and decision making authority. After a long child custody battle, Usher was granted primary custody of his two boys last year.
In a child custody case involving a Miccosukee woman and a non-tribal man, a Florida court has a set a hearing date to determine whether the state of Florida or the Miccosukee Indian reservation should preside over the child custody dispute between the parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTV's show Teen Mom gives most viewers an inside look into the lives of teen mothers and the issues they encounter with the father of their child, child custody and support. One name that is frequently brought up is that of Jenelle Evans, a teen mom with a 3-year-old son.
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.
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.