How to Relinquish Legal and Physical Custody in a Divorce Case

There are instances in which a parent, during or after a divorce proceeding, reaches a juncture at which he or she must relinquish legal and physical custody rights voluntarily. In some cases this needs to be done for an indefinite period of time; for example, if a parent is being sent on active military duty, physical custody is impossible to exercise and legal custody is likely impractical. There are certain steps that must be taken to relinquish on a voluntary basis the right to legal and physical custody of a minor child.

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Five Questions to Ask When Deciding Pet Custody

Five Questions to Ask When Deciding Pet Custody

Divorce is a complex, difficult time. One often over-looked aspect of divorce that can make it especially challenging is figuring out what to do with a shared pet. You both love your pet, but you’re no longer going to live together in the same home. Where does your dog or cat go? How can you avoid the messiness of lawyer or judge involvement? Here are five questions to keep in mind.

Can I move or relocate with my children?

Can I move or relocate with my children?

Another common issue that I help families with, is the issue of moving with their children. This prospect can become quite complex and results vary depending on the specific set of circumstances. Here are a few common scenarios to help illustrate.

HELPFUL TIPS WHEN DIVIDING ASSETS IN A DIVORCE

Tips for Gaining Primary Custody

Custody can be the most hotly contested aspect of divorce when parents can’t agree to a parenting plan. Courts use various tools to get to the bottom of custody disputes, from custody evaluations by trained professionals to speaking with the children involved, in some circumstances.

Making the Most of Your Limited Time With Your Children

As a divorced parent, you may find yourself eagerly looking forward to your weeks or weekends with the children, and you understandably want to make the most of every minute with them as possible. This means structuring planned activities and outings in the limited amount of time you have available with them. Whether you get your kids for a full week, a weekend, or another period of time, you can employ some of these ideas to optimize your time together.

Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce

While a divorce occurs between two people, it affects everyone living in the home. Sometimes, it even takes a toll on other family members who aren’t currently residing in the same dwelling. Children, in particular, experience a variety of emotions, including anger, fear, confusion and disappointment, as their parents go through a divorce. What, if anything, can you do to help your children get through your divorce?