We recently discussed the severity of child custody interference. This is something that can have a negative impact on the child, so parents would be wise to avoid this issue. This isn't the only issue that can come up in a child custody case. There are a host of other issues that can come up.
A child custody order is the backbone of what should happen with your child when you and the other parent aren't in a relationship any longer. When the other parent doesn't keep up his or her end of the order, there is a chance that custody interference might be occurring.
We recently discussed how adopted children go through the exact same legal process as biological children when their parents divorce. These adopted children might suffer more emotionally because they are facing another life upheaval, especially if they were older when they were adopted.
When your family adopts a child, you and your spouse are promising to treat the child as a member of your family. You tell the court that you will care for the child and raise the child.
Child custody cases take the specific points of the case into account. These points include factors like the domestic violence that we discussed in our previous blog posts. When there are circumstances like that at the heart of the child custody case, the court must carefully consider the options that are available for the child.
Infants and toddlers require a lot of care. These young children thrive on routine and familiarity. This makes it difficult for parents of these young children to come up with a child custody order when the little one's parents aren't living together any longer. There are some specific points that must be addressed in these cases.
We recently discussed some of the issues that come up for child and spousal support. While many people think that child support and child custody go hand-in-hand, that is somewhat of a misconception. While child custody and child support are both important, being able to see your child's doesn't depend on whether you pay child support. We aren't saying that you shouldn't pay, but we are noting that you can still spend time with your child even if you aren't able to pay.
Absent parents were our topic last week. This is something that many parents have to deal with. Trying to help their child cope with the absent parent can be challenging. But, there is something even more challenging -- helping the child to cope with the situation if the other parent comes back into the picture.
Child custody issues are some that are hard for children to deal with. For a child who has lived with both parents for all of his or her life, suddenly not having both parents around can be bad. Some parents have to deal with another element that happens after the divorce -- the child's other parent disappears completely.
The time you spend with your child is precious time during which you can make memories. If you and your child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, you might be worried about how you are ever going to be able to spend enough time with your child. The answer to that conundrum is that you can seek a court order for child custody and visitation.