How is Child Custody Adjudicated in Family Court?

One of the most contentious issues that can come up in any family court case is that of child custody. Obviously, most parents want to be involved in their child’s upbringing, but when the issue of child custody is being adjudicated, there are no guarantees. Moreover, anyone who isn’t familiar with family law may be confused about how a court comes to a determination about custody in the first place.

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Child Visitation and the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be times of joy, to be spent with loved ones, but when divorced parents try to determine who will enjoy parenting time with the kids, it can be a time of anguish and stress.

If the holidays come and both parents still cannot agree on custody and visitation, often the children caught in the middle of the verbal crossfire as the parents fight for time. Continue reading “Child Visitation and the Holidays”

Summer Vacations May Lead to Family Court

Summer is here and it may be time to plan a family vacation with your children. However, many separated or divorced couples may face some challenges when it comes to agreeing on a time frame or destination of travel with their former spouse or soon to be ex.
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Obtaining an Order of Protection as the Victim of Domestic Violence

Orders of protection can be obtained by a person who feels that another individual has committed a crime or a family offense against them. They are typically issued by a judge in Family Court when a victim of domestic violence feels threatened or has been hurt by his or her abuser. An Order of protection can be an important tool in providing safety to victims and offer legal protection by the Courts and/or the police if the abuser comes in contact with or threatens the victim in violation of the terms of the order of protection.
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