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Child Custody Archives

Protecting a child from abduction by a parent

Each year, hundreds if not thousands of children are abducted by a parent. A parent, who fears losing custody of his or her child, may disappear with his or her child to another state. Or another, concerned that his or her child is being abused at the other parent's hands, may travel to another country with no plans to return.

How should we celebrate Halloween after divorce?

Halloween is right around the corner, and your kids are probably excited. However, if it's your first Halloween after getting a divorce, you may have some questions about how it will be different. Especially if the other parent was the one who always organized Halloween fun, it's likely you're wondering what to do.

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.

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