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Child Custody Archives

What's the difference between joint physical and legal custody?

Child custody disputes are generally resolved one of three different ways: the parents may work out a parenting plan among themselves, they may have an attorney or mediator step in to help them resolve their differences or when negotiations break down, they let a judge decide. In the case of the latter, the judge's responsibility is to make a decision that is in the best interest of the child.

Regaining custody by using the parental alienation defense

A new trend is emerging when it comes to how non-custodial parents are going about petitioning for custody of their children. One parent may initially agree to allow the other to retain sole custody of the child, only to use what seemed to be a voluntary relinquishment against the custodial parent to later deprive him or her of his or her rights.

The difference between child custody and parental responsibility

When it comes to child custody, in recent years, the concept has come to be known in Florida as "parental responsibility" instead. It's under Florida Statute 61.046 that family judges are authorized to make decisions as to whether one parent should be granted sole responsibility for his or her child or if that right should be shared between both.

Requesting to relocate with your child

When custodial parents choose to relocate with their children, it can greatly disrupt their child custody situations. More commonly than not, the noncustodial parent may object to the relocation on the grounds that the long distance relationship between parent and child will create an unnecessary rift between the two.

Think about all options for child custody arrangements

We recently discussed how co-parenting is something that is often possible when parents go through a divorce. This is one type of child custody arrangement that is suitable for some people; however, this isn't the only option that there is. Other arrangements include sole custody and joint custody.

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