Child Custody Archives

Pacers star Paul George seeks sole custody of daughter

After meeting in Florida, a New York woman says in court documents that a prenatal paternity test indicates that Indiana Pacers player Paul George is the biological father of her 2-month-old daughter. The basketball player plans to seek sole custody if an additional paternity test indicates that he is the father.

Discover the facts surrounding child custody

Child custody laws in Florida and around the country differ, but some common myths exist no matter what state has jurisdiction over the case. For instance, some may believe that custody is always granted to the mother since they are seen as the principal caregiver, but nowadays, more fathers are involved in the daily routines of their children. Moreover, state laws tend to favor equal parenting time.

Is circumcision in the best interest of the child?


Following a divorce, many parents with children have some custody agreement in place which determines whether the parents will have joint or sole physical and legal custody of the child. In legal terms, physical custody refers to the parent the child will physically live with. On the other hand, legal custody refers to which parent has the legal authority make to decisions concerning the child's upbringing in areas such as education, medical, and religious needs.

7-year-old Florida girl in the middle of a child custody dispute


According to reports, a 7-year-old girl is in the middle of a complex custody dispute involving her maternal and paternal grandparents. Florida residents may find it interesting to learn that the child custody litigation surrounding the girl stem from allegations of child abuse against her custodial maternal grandparents.

Woman fighting for custody after Florida homicide


According to reports, a 43-year-old woman is doing her utmost to be reunited with her 7-year-old daughter after the woman's ex-husband, who had primary custody of the girl, was arrested for murder of the girl's grandmother.

Actor Tyrese Gibson entangled in child custody dispute


Many divorced and separated couples in the U.S. with children routinely grapple with family law issues pertaining to child custody, parenting time for the non-custodial parent and more. These issues do not discriminate, and can affect both the average persona and celebrities alike.

Is shared parenting the way to go?

When it comes to child custody and parenting, many non-custodial parents tend to get frustrated with the amount of time they are given with their children after their divorce is finalized. Florida parents may find it interesting to learn that recently, many states have started to look at their child custody laws after advocates for shared-parenting laws have argued that such an arrangement is in the best interest of the children.

Child custody battle over Miccosukee children ruled on


When Florida couples have problems, sometimes it is in their best interest to part ways. Whether they are married or dating, a divorce or a split could mean a better future for both. Although this is not an easy task and is often very emotional and difficult to get through, it could allow them to get out an environment of arguments and disputes. When children are involved, child custody could pose problems with the divorce or separating process. This could seriously affect the child or children involved, so it is best to handle this process with care and patience.

Parent faces charges for violating child custody order


Disputes between Orlando parents involving visitation, parenting time and child custody can sometimes escalate to a level where one or both parents may face criminal charges for their actions. For instance, despite a court order, a custodial parent may refuse to let the non-custodial parent see their child. Alternatively, a non-custodial parent may refuse to return or send back their child after their parenting time has been exercised.

Effectiveness and role of mediation in child custody disputes


People do not enter marriages with the intent to divorce but most people are all too familiar with the well-known statistic that nearly fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce. Despite this statistic, not all divorces are acrimonious and many people amicably divorce. Nevertheless, many Florida divorced parents may realize that when children are involved, regardless of whether the divorce was amicable or acrimonious, over the course of the divorced relationship, child custody disputes and issues between parents may arise which can lead to tensions even between the most well-meaning parents.

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