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Child Custody

Relocation and Child Custody Can Be Challenging

by Varnum LLP on

Moving and relocating is tremendously stressful, but often necessary as a result of a promotion or change in career paths. If you share custody with a former spouse or partner and hope to relocate with your child, brace...more

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce (Part Two)

by Blank Rome LLP on

Part Two: A Particular Kind of Tug-of-War - In dissolutions of high-net-worth and celebrity marriages or domestic partnerships, intellectual property rights, profit participation, residuals, and royalties often represent...more

Noteworthy Nuances of High Profile and Celebrity Divorce

by Blank Rome LLP on

Part One: Control is the Common Denominator - As a family lawyer specializing in high-net-worth and high profile cases for more than 30 years, you can imagine that I have seen it all. Representing many celebrities—often...more

Immigration Status: A Relevant Consideration in Determining the Best Interests of a Child

New Jersey’s Superior Court Appellate Division recently addressed a growing family law concern in New Jersey’s immigrant communities: Is a parent’s immigration status relevant in child custody proceedings? The...more

Who Is At A Collaborative Meeting

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

When many consider the possibility of a collaborative divorce, they have a hard time picturing how it works. One common question many have is who is at a collaborative meeting?...more

Paternity Cases: Why The State Will Not Establish Custody?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In the United States, recent states show that approximately 40% of all children are born out-of-wedlock. For many, this is a surprising statistic. However, this has been a trend that has continued for some time. When...more

Deference To Division Of Child Protection And Permanency Findings Not Absolute

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Although the typical matrimonial practitioner may not undertake Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“Division”) on a regular basis, we oftentimes face situations wherein a trial court, in a related matrimonial...more

Football Injuries Give Rise To Legal Custody Questions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

My colleague, Mark Ashton, was recently quoted in Mr. Ken Belson’s New York Times article addressing a Pittsburgh custody case grappling with whether a child should play football after having had three concussions before his...more

Are High School Sports Dangerous Enough to Become a Custody Issue?

Recently the New York Times highlighted a Pennsylvania child custody case focusing on whether or not a child who has sustained multiple concussions should continue to play football. The court has allowed the child to play...more

Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce in Arizona?

by Jaburg Wilk on

In Arizona, a large percentage of divorces proceed without either party hiring a lawyer. As Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, couples do not need a specific reason to file for divorce – it is sufficient that the parties...more

Amended Child Protection Law Benefits Tribes

by Varnum LLP on

On March 7, Gov. Snyder signed legislation to amend the Child Protection Law, allowing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to share information from an Indian child’s protective services case with tribal...more

Is Collaborative Divorce Worth The Cost

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Some wonder whether collaborative divorce is worth the cost. In other words, when they contemplate collaborative practice and the enlistment of a collaborative team, they see the potential for having to pay various...more

Resolving Parenting Time Conflicts

by Jaburg Wilk on

In Arizona, when parents are no longer married or not living together in paternity matters, they may have an agreement for parenting their children (legal decision making) and parenting time for when each parent will be with...more

Read This Before You Press “Record”

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Technology is making it easier and easier to satisfy our curiosity about just what the heck the people in our lives are up to. Are you curious about your husband’s whereabouts? You could plant a GPS device on his car. Do...more

Smile For The Camera, And Other Family Law Nightmares

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

You never know when or where the next video camera or recording device is going to show up. And when you’re in the middle of a contested divorce, particularly if there are custody issues, caution is key. I was reminded of...more

New Indian Child Welfare Act Challenges On The Horizon

Two types of challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. § 1901 et seq., now feature prominently: equal protection challenges and challenges based on the “intrafamily dispute” exception to ICWA. A petition...more

Exercise Caution When Seeking to Modify Parenting Issues in Arizona Family Law Cases

by Jaburg Wilk on

Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals clarified that only one parent is required to file a motion to modify legal decision-making or parenting time. In Sundstrom v. Flatt, Mother exercised sole legal decision-making...more

Table Talk…For The Rest Of The Story

Recently, I represented a young man at the center of a high conflict custody case that has made me think a lot about...more

New Decision Fine-Tunes Mass. Removal Law

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

In some divorces/post-divorce situations, one parent wants to move with the parties’ children to another state, or even another country. This is called “removal,” and requires either the permission of the other parent or the...more

Psychological Abuse Is a Form of Grave Harm Under the Hague Convention

by Proskauer For Good on

A team of Proskauer attorneys, on behalf of 12 leading non-profit organizations specializing in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, drafted an amicus brief in support of a mother seeking to uphold a district court’s...more

How Much Evidence Does A “Hague” Case Merit?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On August 7 of 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Since we don’t see much child custody litigation in federal courts nor...more

Thinking You're Headed Toward Divorce? Here's What You Need To Know

Your marriage is in question and you are contemplating divorce. Before you go down the path, here are a few things to consider...more

Pending House Legislation May Dramatically Change Michigan’s Current Child Custody Laws

by Varnum LLP on

Late this spring, members of the Michigan House of Representatives introduced House Bill No. 4691, the Michigan Shared Parenting Act. The proposed legislation stands to fundamentally change Michigan's child custody law. Some...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Race-Based Challenge to ICWA

by Varnum LLP on

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) was enacted to address the high rates of Indian children being separated from their Indian families and Indian communities. The stated intent of Congress under ICWA was to “protect...more

How Decisions Regarding Custody and Visitation are Made in Delaware

Family Court judges are charged with making custody and visitation decisions regarding Delaware’s children. In each case brought before the judge, he or she sets custodial and residential arrangements in accordance with the...more

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