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Miami Heat forward, Chris Bosh seeks primary custody of daughter


Recently, many basketball fans participated in the Miami Heat championship celebration, and some may have seen Miami Heat star, Chris Bosh hold up the NBA championship trophy atop a double decker bus. Despite all the jubilation, what most fans may not know is that Chris Bosh is embroiled in a child custody battle with his ex-girlfriend.

Father gets custody of children after proving he is a fit parent

After a long custody battle to get his 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son, a father has finally been reunited with his two children. The man's custody rights saga began sometime in 2007 when he was still married and living in Florida. However, shortly after his now 8-year-old son was diagnosed with a genetic blood disorder, his marriage started to fall apart.

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.

Evander Holyfield faces consequences for not paying child support

Most people are aware that typically a non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent. In today's hard economy, however, a parent court-ordered to make child support payments may not be able to do so in a timely manner or make the payment in the exact amount ordered by the court. Additionally, parents required to pay child support may not be aware of the penalties they can face for failing to pay child support, such as the suspension of a driver's license or even jail time.

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