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Divorce after domestic abuse: Seeking full custody of children

Experts often come out in support of shared parenting even after a divorce, noting that it can be important for children to continue to develop relationships with both parents. While this is true in many cases, there are some situations where it might be safer or healthier in the long run for someone to seek full custody of their children. One of those situations might be if one parent was abusing the other parent.

The difference between physical, legal and joint custody

Child custody matters are extremely complex, and that complexity never really goes away. Even after you hash out the details and put them down in a custody agreement, you'll likely deal with custody issues in some form or other for years. This is because at the heart of the matter are the relationships between people, which grow and evolve constantly over time.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and custody battles

For member's of the military, going through a divorce can present unique challenges, specifically complicating issues of custody. Those undergoing a divorce while serving will want to familiarize themselves with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which offers some specific protections and provisions for the brave men and women of the United States Military.

Relocating with children

It's common for parents to want to move before the new school year gets started so that the children don't have to worry about being pulled out mid-year. However, it's not a good idea to wait to the last second, or month, before. Here's why.

Which type of parenting plan can work best for you?

It's not uncommon for people think of child custody as a "you versus me" area of family law. After all, it's often described as a battle with a winner and loser. However, it certainly does not have to be this way, thanks in large part to the many options parents have when it comes to raising a child separately but together.

Proposed changes to child custody, alimony vetoed in Florida

Any changes in laws that affect Florida families are likely to have both fierce supporters and harsh critics. This was certainly the case for a proposed bill that would have made significant changes to both child custody and alimony laws in the state.

What exactly does "best interests of the child" mean?

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues involved in any divorce. Who will get custody? If I'm the father, will I get to see my kids? Who will have a say in how the child is raised? What if I believe the child is in a dangerous environment?

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