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Fighting for custody: Moms may need to fight harder today

Custody is a serious concern for parents who go through a separation or divorce. With traditional roles shifting, there is a concern, particularly among mothers, that it will be harder for them to obtain custody. Women are increasingly likely to have to choose between a career or spending more time with their children. Depending on the way the home was during the marriage, that can lead to mothers who are breadwinners fighting for custody against fathers who were stay-at-home parents. The role reversal is something some women aren't prepared for.

How can you make the most of interstate custody arrangements?

Interstate custody arrangements are complicated, but they aren't impossible. As a parent who wants to live in another state but who also only has visitation rights, you want to be sure you can be with your child as much as possible. If you move away, you think you may not get the time you've been awarded.

Grandparent alienation can cause trouble among famillies

Though grandparents don't have all the same rights as parents when it comes to custody, losing the right to see their grandchildren can be a devastating effect of divorce. It's particularly common for the grandparents on the noncustodial side of the family to see their grandchildren less; there is less time for them to share with the children, and if the estranged spouse of their son or daughter doesn't want them to have time, it's easy not to allow for any extra visitation.

Woman fights for custody after being considered egg donor

If you and your partner decide to have a child with a third donor, you may believe that your child will still be considered yours in divorce. The problem is that certain laws restrict the parental rights of donors. If you donate an egg, for instance, to your spouse and have it implanted using another donor's sperm, it could be argued that the only true parent of the child with legal rights is the person who gives birth.

3 commonly overlooked issues in child custody disputes

Child custody disputes are some of the most difficult legal situations to arise from divorce proceedings. Of course, you want what is best for your child, but there may be significant disparities between your definition of this and your ex's. If you have found yourself in this situation, there are some things you should keep in mind to find the most productive solution for your family.

How does custody work in Florida?

Florida has two custody terms you need to be familiar with. One, time sharing, describes the physical time each parent spends with a child. The second, parental responsibility, refers to making decisions on your child's behalf including medical, schooling and religious decisions.

These jobs make divorce more likely across the United States

Divorces are common across America, but there are a few jobs that make it more likely than others. If you knew that your job would make it more likely to get a divorce, would you keep it? You might if you love it, even though it could ruin your love life.

Child custody matters and your case: Get the final say

Child custody laws don't typically vary much between states. That's because most states comply with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act has various laws that state how child custody decisions have to be made and about whether or not visitation rights should be granted to a parent. Additionally, the act discusses how joint custody works if parents agree to it.

Unwed fathers can pursue custody and visitation

You love your child, but you believe that because you're male, you'll have a harder time getting the custody rights you want. Fortunately, the courts are not supposed to be biased, so there should be no obvious preference for the mother. As a father to your child, you have every right to pursue custody and visitation rights.

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