Jennifer J. Hostetter answers:
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 there’s a gender bias when it comes to child custody. If it’s true, how can fathers protect their bond with their kids after divorce?
There isn’t really a significant difference in the determination of custody and parenting time between California and Nevada.
Learn what your rights are when the nother parent has moved their children out of state. Chances are, you might be able to take legal action.
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, […]
A custody agreement, joint or otherwise, is reduced to writing so that both parties have an understanding of the agreement. This writing is called a parenting plan. Parenting plans outline regular parenting time, vacation time, holiday time, decision making for both major and day to day decisions, relocation issues, contact between the parties and the […]