Category Archives: Child custody

Education and Activities Provisions in Custody Arrangements

Some people may wish to add provisions related to their children’s education and afterschool activities to their custody arrangements. Here are just a few common examples of some of these provisions. Important school information: The custody arrangement might contain information about the school the child will attend, as well as how each parent will be… Read More »

Resolving Parental Disputes Over a Child’s Gender Identity

Parents disagree, often vehemently, on many aspects of how a child should be raised, from what church or school the child should attend to what sports they should play. But such issues, as important as they may be, pale in comparison to a child’s gender. What happens when parents have opposing views on how a… Read More »

Considerations for Custody Plans for Infants

While the general standard courts will use for determining child custody arrangements is always “the best interest of the child,” there are some unique considerations the court must factor into its custody plans for infants. For example: Frequency: When babies are very young, it is important for them to have frequent interactions and contact with… Read More »

Tips for Shared Parenting During the Pandemic

Co-parenting can be challenging under any circumstances. When you have shared custody during a global pandemic, the level of that challenge only increases. Here are a few examples of some issues that may arise within your family regarding shared parenting during the pandemic and some of the steps you can take to confront or overcome… Read More »

Tips for Managing Custody Exchanges During the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some significant changes to the way we live our lives, parents who have shared custody agreements should know that custody and visitation guidelines remain in place during the pandemic, as both parents have the same right to maintaining a relationship with their children. This means when it comes… Read More »

What to Do About Visitation Refusal During COVID-19

The stay at home orders issued by most governors around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some challenges for divorced parents with timesharing or visitation arrangements for their children. Custodial parents may be hesitant to allow visitation to continue as normal due to the risk of infection. So what should you do… Read More »

Dealing with Custody and Visitation Issues Linked to Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed many of our institutions and touched every facet of people’s lives. Along with other concerns, parents who live apart need to understand how this upheaval might affect their custody and visitation arrangements. Specific areas where COVID-19-related issues call for prompt help from a knowledgeable New York family law attorney… Read More »

Grandparental Custody: Rare in U.S. but Common in China

Grandparents in China play a vital role in raising the children of their sons and daughters, in part due to cultural traditions but also stemming from economic changes over the past few decades. The nation’s government-controlled economy, one child policy and early retirement age have combined to create a situation in which more than half… Read More »

Unlike in Many Countries, Fathers in the U.S. Don’t Have Automatic Custody Rights

Through colonial times and even after the nation’s founding, the concept of child custody did not exist as we understand it today. Child labor was common and sons and daughters were typically regarded under the law as property belonging to their fathers. Not until the 19th Century did the focus in custody and guardianship determinations… Read More »

How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Your Custody Hearing

If you and your former spouse or partner cannot agree on a parenting plan for your children, you will need to go to a custody hearing. There, you can argue for a plan you think is most beneficial for you and the children in question. Below are some tips to help improve your chances of… Read More »