Child Custody Archives

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.

Florida woman violates custody order by keeping child from father

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.

Child custody battle after NFL player's murder-suicide continues

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 may impact child custody decisions

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.

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