International custody disputes present some of the most complex and unique issues in family law.
The parenting coordination process in a particular case is governed by the terms of the Court order appointing the parenting coordinator.
Legal custody is the right to make decisions regarding your child’s education, medical care and religious upbringing.
While legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions regarding a child’s education, religious upbringing and medical care, physical custody refers to how a child spends time with her parents.
It is always tragic when a child is a victim of abuse, abandonment, or neglect.
Generally speaking, collaborative law can be less expensive than mediation and should be much less expensive than litigation.
In Indiana, there is no presumption in favor of either parent for custody in divorce.
In my experience, traditional divorce takes, on average, about 6 months to 1 year to complete. Some are much faster, but some take longer.
Often, when a guardian ad litem is appointed by a judge, it is through a community organization or county program which funds the guardian ad litem’s work.
A GAL is not a social worker and the GAL’s role is very different from a social worker.