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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Joint Legal Custody requires that both parents work together to make decisions for the child. When the parents cannot agree on any given decision, parents find themselves at odds with each other. Here are three ways to make joint custody work.