Category Archives: Custody

How to Negotiate a Strong Child Custody Arrangement

You and your spouse can create your own child custody and visitation schedule during the divorce process, or work with an attorney. This will help you stay out of the court and avoid having a judge make custody-related decisions on your behalf. The following are a few tips to keep in mind that will help… Read More »

How Does Supervised Visitation Work?

Supervised visitation is an arrangement in which the visiting, noncustodial parent is only permitted to visit his or her children while being supervised by a third party, such as a social worker. The visit might occur at the parent’s home or in a designated location, such as a child care center. Judges will usually order… Read More »

Domestic Violence Has a Big Impact on Child Custody Decisions

Domestic violence will have a significant impact on your life and your general safety. Your first priority as a victim should always be to seek assistance to get to safety and protect yourself against your abuser. As you go through the divorce process as a victim of abuse, you can be certain that abuse will… Read More »

How Can a DUI Charge Affect Child Custody?

Fighting to hold on to your rights to custody of your children can be a complex process, but it will become even more difficult if you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Alcohol- or drug-related charges will reflect very poorly on you in divorce court. In fact, alcohol abuse is an issue that… Read More »

Tips to Help You Make a Joint Custody Arrangement Work

Developing a joint child custody arrangement that works for both parents is never an easy task. It takes a lot of coordination of schedules and management of each parent’s needs, combined with ensuring the children’s needs are met. When you have a joint custody arrangement finalized, there are some steps you can take to make… Read More »

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Hearing

Your very first child custody hearing can be a difficult experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with how the process works. However, a little preparation can go a long way toward helping you feel more comfortable in court, giving you a better chance at a positive outcome. Below are some tips to help you prepare… Read More »

Tips for Sharing Birthdays, Holidays in a Joint Custody Situation

If you are a parent in a shared custody arrangement after a divorce, birthdays and holidays can be especially difficult times. You may need to accept that your long-time rituals can no longer occur as they once did. However, there are still ways you can make these times of the year special and meaningful. Below… Read More »

Report: More than 20 States Considered Shared Custody Laws in 2017

A recent report in the Washington Post indicates that more than 20 states contemplated implementing shared custody laws in 2017. Collaborative co-parenting agreements have become popular among divorcing couples over the last two decades, ending what had once been the typical “every other weekend dad” arrangement. State lawmakers are more frequently considering writing these types… Read More »

Important Things to Know About Taxes After Divorce

One of the most important tasks to complete when going through a divorce is planning for your financial future. A part of this is determining your tax outlook after the divorce is finalized. Paying taxes is always at least somewhat complicated, but a divorce can make matters even more difficult. However, with the help of… Read More »

Missed Parental Visits Can Hurt Your Standing with the Court

Except in extreme circumstances, all parents have the right to visitation with their children if the other parent has sole custody. These visits could last just a few hours or for overnight stays here and there. The expectation is that the visiting parent will abide by all the rules listed in the visitation agreement and… Read More »