Child custody and parenting time is a stressful issue for parents under the best of circumstances. However, if your co-parent has drug or alcohol problems, it can become a huge battle. Many parents have objections to how courts react to allegations against a parent. If you are on either side of this … [Read more...] about Child Custody Rules When One Parent Has Drug or Alcohol Problems
It is a misconception that courts favor mothers with respect to parenting time with children. New York law outlines specific factors courts must use to determine what is in the best interests of the children and these rules apply to both parents. However, judges can make mistakes, which is why it is … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know About Fathers’ Rights to Parenting Time with Children
One of the most frightening things that can happen to a parent is to be faced with the abduction of a child. The fact that it was done by the other parent of the child does not make the situation much easier. In the U.S., various federal and state laws give redress for when a spouse abducts a child. … [Read more...] about What Steps to Take If a Parent Abducts a Child
At some point during or after your divorce, your former spouse may begin a new relationship. It can be difficult for many reasons to deal with this situation. If you have children, you may be particularly concerned about how this new person will affect your parent-child relationship. For example, if … [Read more...] about Can You Keep Your Ex-Spouse’s New Partner Away from Your Children?
Many parents have questions concerning parenting time and child custody during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Both the medical and political establishments have made clear their concerns about the extreme contagiousness and humankind’s lack of antibodies to defend against this virus in addition to the … [Read more...] about Child Custody, Visitation and the COVID-19 Outbreak
The impact of divorce is often felt not just by the couple and their children, but also by extended family members. When parents split up, the relationship between children and other family members may be severed. Further, it is not unusual for a custodial parent to try to restrict interactions … [Read more...] about Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?