As a father, one thing you might worry about is that the court will have an unconscious bias toward giving the mother of your children custody. The reality is that there is not supposed to be a bias of any kind, but that doesn't mean there isn't. The good news is that you can take steps to make yourself stand out as a great father in court, helping your case for custody.
Child custody arrangements aren't always easy for parents to come up with. In fact, custody disputes are fairly common. It's not easy to know that they'll be separated from you, even if they're with your ex-spouse. The good news is that there are ways to cope with this and work through the arrangement of a good parenting plan.
When a child is involved in a divorce, the most important thing is to make sure he or she goes to a safe, supportive home environment with one or both of his or her parents. It's vital to note that a court may overrule either parent's wishes when it comes to custody, even if they've determined custody preferences on their own. This is because a court wants to guarantee a child's safety and that the child's best interests are at the heart of any custody arrangement.
Parents are demanding that the courts do more to help prevent parental alienation, according to a news report from May 11. Parents' rights groups across the United States brought attention to an annual day to recognize the risk of parental alienation and to begin bringing attention to the risk of this happening in divorce cases.
Child custody arrangements can be some of the most difficult to make during a divorce. You want to create a fair parenting plan, but the thought of seeing your child less often than every day is something you don't want to agree to. Despite that, you and your spouse came up with an agreement you're happy with. However, when you reach court, that's not necessarily going to be approved.
If you are considering a divorce in Connecticut and you have children, you should make sure you know the laws regarding child custody. The way that those laws might affect child custody decisions in your divorce will be important and could influence your next move.
In Connecticut, divorces where children are involved, the court's intention is to put children first. Since children have no choice in a divorce, this is good thing. It ensures someone is looking out for their interests.
Parenting with your ex can be a good thing, and unless you have had a really bitter divorce, you could probably make it happen. However, it might take some effort. Here's how one couple does it.
When couples make a decision to divorce, it is usually about the adults. Once the decision is made, thinking about how it will affect the children usually comes next.
Jennifer Hudson, from "The Voice," and her ex-fiancé, David Otunga, have called it quits. Although the couple never married, but remained engaged for nine years, they have an 8-year-old son, David Jr., who is about to be caught in a custody battle, it appears. Otunga, a former wrestler, says he intends to fight for primary custody of their child.