According to reports a 23-year-old woman who was on the run from authorities was arrested at Universal Studios in Florida sometime in November 2012 for child endangerment, is seeking scheduled visitation with her son. Apparently even after the woman's 27-year-old boyfriend hit the boy in head hard enough to cause brain injury and, burnt his wrist and finger, the woman did not seek any medical treatment for the 3-year-old.
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.
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.
When parents decide to go their separate ways, any children from the relationship may get caught in the tug-of-war of custody between the parents. During child custody proceedings, emotions may run high and even the most rational mind may make irrational decisions.
It has been nearly a month after NFL player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself. According to reports, their families are now embroiled in a child custody battle over the late couple's 4-month-old daughter.
Military service men and women who serve our country here in the U.S. and abroad face a unique challenge when it comes to balancing their military careers and personal lives. Florida military personnel in the process of getting a divorce will find it interesting to learn that their military career and military life may impact how a judge determines child custody and support issues.
According to documents filed in family court, actor Jason Patric is seeking a joint custody arrangement of his son with his long-term but now, ex-girlfriend. An element which makes the actor's child custody request complicated is that he agreed to be a sperm donor for his ex-girlfriend after they broke up. Their sperm donor arrangement was that his ex-girlfriend would keep the artificial insemination a secret and not seek child support from the actor. A child was conceived in 2009.
A child is the apple of her parent's eye. But when parents fail to see eye-to-eye during a divorce, separation or break-up, the child may suffer as parents become embroiled in a bitter child custody battle.
In a divorce, separation or split-up with children, the custodial parent is entitled to child support from the non-custodial parent. Child support guidelines vary from state to state. Despite the law and guidelines, non-payment or underpayment of child support is on the rise. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement estimated that nationwide more than $100 billion is owed to custodial parents and recent U.S. Census Bureau data reports that only 40 percent of custodial parents actually receive all the child support monies they are due.
In a family law case, the first visual that comes to mind is parents, typically the father and mother, of a child, or children, fighting over child custody and parenting time issues. But, what about child custody issues between a gay or lesbian couple who have developed irreconcilable issues?