Jennifer J. Hostetter answers:
Divorced from an alcoholic? Do you have a plan in place in case they go to rehab?
You ask a question that is really hitting the bull’s eye of what has been one of the most hotly contested areas of family law over maybe the last two decades of my practice, and that’s the concept of moving children away from an existing geographic area where likely both parents are located. There has […]
We have to start with the recognition that legally any type of gender bias favoring a parent based upon the fact that they’re a mother or a father would be impermissible by almost every legal standard that I’m aware of. I think your question is more directed towards the reality of what happens in the […]
Many fathers believe that the family court system rigged against them: that gender bias still exists when it comes to child custody. If this is true, how can fathers protect their bond with their children after divorce?
There isn’t really a significant difference in the determination of custody and parenting time between California and Nevada in that both states focus on a standard of what’s in the best interest of minor children. The court will make decisions if asked to decide, and the court will only make decisions in the absence of […]
It really comes down to what do you mean by remove to another state and the issue is why? For example, if a parent takes the children to the Philadelphia Zoo, from where we are here in Atlanta County, that is removing the children to another state but that’s really not actionable. I mean, it’s […]
There is. With joint legal custody we would have a parent of primary residence who will be responsible for the day-to-day decisions concerning the children. With that joint legal custody then, that parent would have to confer with the other parent, regarding major decisions and that may be the child needs some medical care, not […]
There is a difference. Legally, custody is decision making, that’s the power of parents to decide things such as health, education and welfare issues for their minor children, whereas physical custody is more of a residential schedule. Where is the child going to sleep on a certain day, where will the child’s clothes be hanging? […]
The age of majority in Colorado is 18 for parenting time and 19 for child support. Legally the court loses jurisdiction to enforce parenting time once a child has reached 18 years old. There are exceptions to this like a permanently disabled child or a child who emancipates early. There’s a joke about this situation, […]