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ohio state child custody laws, procedure to contest parent''s action to seek legal custody, husband is bipolar

A:  Legal and physical custody are two separate issues. Legal custody is the ability of one or both parents to make major decisions concerning the health, safety, welfare, education, religion of a child. Physical custody is placement of the child. A parent can have joint legal custody with the other parent and still be the parent that has primary placement of the child. Your question actually goes to the issue of parenting time or visitation with the noncustodial father. Parenting time or visitation is governed by the decree, just like custody. If you place it in your...

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What Are child custody Guidelines?

A:  child custody laws can vary from one jurisdiction to another. Generally, there are four basic child custody guidelines that almost every court relies upon to determine the suitability of petitioners, the individuals who have filed for legal guardianship of minor children. These four factors can best be described as a positive environment, previous involvement, present participation and personal character. More specific child custody guidelines might be implemented in unique circumstances. A positive environment is a crucial element to the court when rendering a child...

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What is a child custody Lawyer?

A:  A child custody lawyer is a family law attorney who specializes in helping his clients negotiate cases involving their children. Often, child custody lawyers are called on to create and negotiate agreements between divorcing, divorced, or separated parents, helping them to decide where their children will live and how visitation will be handled. However, they are also called on to handle cases between parents who have never been married to each other. child custody is the term used to describe the care and

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What Are child Visitation laws?

A:  child visitation laws focus on the rights of parents or other parties to spend time with a minor child. These laws typically cover visitation with minor children after a divorce or separation. They usually apply to visitation of children whose parents have never been married as well. In some cases, these laws even apply to step parents or grandparents. Judges use child visitation laws to decide whether a party to a case should be allowed to visit...

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What Should I Know about child custody Rights?

A:  One of the most difficult tasks associated with the dissolution of a relationship between two adults is how to take care of any children belonging to the couple. For this reason, there are many different strategies that may be employed to ensure the custody rights of children. However, there is also a great deal of diversity in how child custody rights are determined and how they are protected. If you are facing a situation where child custody is an issue, here is what you should know. While child custody rights are of paramount importance, few countries have federal...

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What Does a child custody Mediator Do?

A:  When parents or guardians become involved in a custody dispute, a child custody mediator serves as a neutral third party to help the family reach an agreement. Often, child custody mediation is court-ordered, but some families choose to pursue custody mediation on their own in order to reduce legal fees and time-consuming, adversarial court proceedings. child custody mediators most frequently work with divorcing couples, but they may also help unmarried parents, grandparents, adoptive families,...

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What Is a child custody Modification?

A:  A child custody modification is a change in the terms of a child custody agreement. One or both parents can request a modification. Depending on the circumstances, it can be worked out in a private arrangement and submitted to the court for approval, or a parent can take the other parent to court to request a modification. Changes to child custody agreements must be overseen by a judge to be legally binding and it is in the best interests of parents, even people on amicable terms, to have modifications legally recognized to prevent confusion or conflicts in the future. There are a number of...

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What Factors Influence child custody Cases?

A:  In child custody cases, the best interest of the child is the primary focus when determining who will be responsible for the child''s care. All things being equal, parental responsibility normally is shared between both parents. A number of factors determine the court''s likelihood of awarding custody to one parent over another. These factors include the parents'' history of caring for the child, any possible physical or emotional abuse and any drug use or alcohol addiction. There are three main types of custody that can generally be awarded to a parent: sole

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concerned child custody out of state

A:  I am sorry for your situation, I can imagine how stressed and helpless you and your boyfriend may feel. I am unsure whether he had any type of custody to begin with, however the mother should not move to another state without the consent or at least some type of visitation/custody agreement with the child''s father. If moving was not expressly addressed in a child custody judgment, then an opposing parent must request a custody hearing to determine whether a move is permitted or prohibited. In general, courts allow that: -Either parent is usually allowed to move without the children at any time -Either parent is...

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child custody florida to Indiana?

A:  Absolutely right., your last sentence. YOU NEED A GOOD ATTORNEY. If your brother had legal custody, with the backing from dcf (assume you mean child protective services).. then she acted in contempt of that. Your rights don''t come into this.. it is an issue of WHO HAD LEGAL custody of the child, and court backing to prevent mom from having contact. If brother had legal authority, then it is very probable that she reported the child as being illegally taken by your brother, and failed to tell the police the entire situation. Since there seem to be two states involved.. then clearly they did not seem to make any effort to confirm the facts (which would be almost...