Child Custody Archives

What factors do courts consider in child custody cases?

Imagine you're in the middle of a contentious divorce and now your soon-to-be ex has done the unthinkable. He's trying to take your parental rights away and assume full custody of your children. If he succeeds, your children will live with him full-time, and you might only get to see them for a handful of days per month.

Co-parents: Prepare for the challenges of back-to-school season

In the coming weeks, kids across New York will be readjusting to their new school schedule. It is also a time of adjustment for parents, particularly those who are co-parenting and new to the changes that come with the transition from summer vacation to a regular school schedule.

How to balance dating and a child custody arrangement

Getting divorced is difficult in and of itself. Once the divorce goes final, you then have to come to an agreement on child custody. Maybe you are going to co-parent. Maybe you will be the primary custodian of the children. Maybe you will receive vis itation rights based on your work schedule. Now add in the fact that you are ready to start dating again. Here are some tips for balancing dating and a child custody arrangement.

Child custody during summer vacations

Let's face it, school letting out for the summer can make a divorced parent quite anxious. During the school year, there's a routine in place: During the summer, there's much less of one. This can make way for many former spouses to feel like they need to hash it out over who and when they get access to the children.

What is virtual vis itation and does it work?

Virtual vis itation is becoming more and more popular across the country these days, even without parents seeking approval from the court. Virtual vis itation is defined pretty much how you would expect; it involves contact between child and parent via email, video chat and instant messaging. Many states are allowing this newer form of vis itation to be included in a child custody order or parenting agreement.

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