Former New York congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty last Friday to sexting, or transferring obscene material to a child, in this case a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina. Weiner now faces a prison sentence of between 21 and 27 months, will be registered as a sex offender and must surrender his iPhone to authorities.
All parents love their children and all parents want to protect the best interests of the child. This philosophy is also the primary concern for the courts when they make their rulings regarding child custody, child support and other divorce related decisions. Making well-advised and intelligent decisions regarding your life and future with your children is not always easy.
Anyone who has been involved in a divorce understands how difficult it may be to settle child custody decisions. But even if the mother of a child has been granted child custody, it is important to understand and for both parties to recognize the rights of the father. If you are the father of a child or children involved in a divorce, depending upon the relationship between you and the mother of your children, you may have to fight for these rights.
Child custody determinations can be a difficult process for many parents because of the concerns and emotions involved. There is a lot to be decided during the divorce process and child custody is likely the paramount concern for divorcing parents. It is helpful for them to understand how child custody is determined which can benefit them when discussing and negotiating a child custody agreement.
Custody and visitation agreements, also called parenting plans, are written agreements between parents concerning time sharing and decision making for the children. Of the two primary components of a parenting plan, time sharing refers to the amount of time each parent spends with the child and the accompanying schedule and decision making refers to how important decisions will be made concerning the health, education and overall welfare of the child and who will make those decisions.
The high of pregnancy and the low of divorce takes a lot of people on an emotional rollercoaster. But it is critical that you don't allow your emotions to cloud your good judgment. If you are getting divorced while pregnant, you cannot overlook your legal rights. You need to set firm rules for custody and support to ensure your future, your relationship with your child, and your child's future. This post will go over divorce and the issues it brings up during pregnancy.
Family law disputes are complicated and overwhelming for all those involved. This is further magnified in child custody cases where one parent is usually left disappointed. Their disappointment may lead them to try and abduct their own child in an attempt to spend more time with them. As heartbreaking as it is, it is against the law to take the child away from the custodial parent without prior notice. The law takes strict action against noncustodial parent abduction. The criminal justice system has methods to make sure the children are returned safely and such incidents do not happen again.
As tax season approaches, it is probably time to review some tax and family law issues. Divorce and child custody disputes profoundly influence your taxes, and it is important to understand how they work, so you avoid the dreaded "audit." Who can claim your child as a dependent depends on two things? First, with whom the child spent the majority of the year. Second, if the time is equal (as in for joint custody), then whether the proper paperwork and coordination are done between the parents. This post will address both questions.
Divorce is always ugly. Ending a jointly built life is always going to be complicated. But, it is even worse if you have children. Add on top of that, an alcoholic parent, and you have an explosive mixture of emotions and impaired judgment. Unfortunately, thousands of couples divorce every month because one or both spouses were unable to address their substance abuse issues. In that reality, how do you protect your children from the ugly truth? This post will go over how you can try to protect your kids.
Relocation orders are special permission grants from family court judges. You need a relocation order to move your child a significant distance. They are necessary because usually a move away or relocation means that the child is being moved a substantial distance from their other parent. Obtaining relocation orders is possible but complicated. This post will go over how you might get a relocation order.