When is Sole Custody Awarded?

When is Sole Custody Awarded?

There are two main types of child custody that can be awarded: sole custody and shared parenting (commonly known as joint custody). Both parents will share parenting responsibilities. in a joint custody arrangement, however only one parent will be primarily responsible in a sole custody arrangement. The court typically prefers joint custody arrangements, since most […]
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Temporary Court Orders in Divorce Cases

Temporary Court Orders in Divorce Cases

Couples that are going through a divorce must make decisions regarding spousal support, child support, and child custody. But, it can take months or even years for a divorce to be finalized, and these issues need to be addressed right away. For this reason, the judge will typically issue temporary court orders in divorce cases. […]
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Is There Gender Bias in Family Court?

Is There Gender Bias in Family Court?

Men and women have to go to family court to resolve family-related disputes, including disagreements over child custody and child support. Everyone should be treated equally in the judicial system, but many men believe that the family courts tend to favor females. Is there gender bias in family court? Here’s what you should know: Custody […]
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FAQs About Child Visitation in Ohio

FAQs About Child Visitation in Ohio

It is usually in a child’s best interest to spend time with both parents, which is why the court often grants the non-custodial parent visitation rights. Many parents do not know much about visitation, or their rights to spend time with their child even if they are not the custodial parent. To learn more about […]
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Why Sharing Custody is Best For Children

Why Sharing Custody is Best For Children

A judge will consider a number of factors before deciding child custody. But above all else, the judge will consider what type of custody arrangement is in the child’s best interests. The court typically finds that sharing custody is best for children, and now there is a scientific study that agrees with this line of […]
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What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Violates the Child Custody Order

What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Violates the Child Custody Order

Sometimes, an ex-spouse may still be holding onto some negative feelings after a divorce. But, no matter how negatively an ex-spouse feels, he cannot refuse to comply with the terms of the child custody order. If your ex-spouse is violating the child custody order, it’s important to understand what to do. Common Violations of Child […]
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What Questions to Expect At A Child Custody Hearing

What Questions to Expect At A Child Custody Hearing

Divorcing parents are encouraged to come up with a child custody arrangement on their own. But, this doesn’t work if one parent is unwilling to cooperate or compromise. If parents cannot come to a decision on their own, a judge will have the final say instead. The judge presiding over the case will need to […]
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Tips For Celebrating the Holidays After A Divorce

Tips For Celebrating the Holidays After A Divorce

Many men and women will celebrate their first holiday season as divorcees this year. This time of the year can be challenging for new divorcees, but there are ways to make is easier. How? Follow these tips for celebrating the holidays after a divorce: Create A Visitation Schedule For the Holidays Divorced couples should create […]
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Can A Criminal Record Affect Visitation Rights?

Can A Criminal Record Affect Visitation Rights?

In the majority of divorce cases, the court will find that it is in the child’s best interests to spend time with both parents. But, the judge may not take this stance if one of the parents is seen as unstable or dangerous. Can a criminal record affect visitation rights? In some cases, yes. Here’s […]
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How to Create A Comfortable Second Home For Your Child

How to Create A Comfortable Second Home For Your Child

After a divorce, children may have to adjust to going back and forth between their parents’ homes. At first, children may feel more comfortable staying in the home that their parents shared during the marriage. But, you can change this by creating a comfortable second home for your child. Follow these tips: Let your child […]
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