Category Archives: Child custody

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 »

New York Divorce and Custody Lawyer Warns of a Lack of Law Governing Medical Marijuana and Custody, Care and Visitation of Children

By now Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. handles almost 1,000 divorce and family law cases a year and in 2017, he was confronted with more than one dozen cases involving custody, care and visitation of minor children by a parent or parents who use prescribed medical marijuana. In many custody cases, the issues are driving the… Read More »

Parents Occasionally Misinterpret Why Children Complain About Visitation

A common concern that comes up during child custody disputes is that one parent claims a child tends to “beg” not to go with the other parent during the appointed visitation times. Typically, the parent interprets this behavior to mean the child dislikes the other parent or that the other parent is incompetent or abusive…. Read More »