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Judge criticized for creating parental alienation

The state appeals court in Pennsylvania has criticized a family court judge for keeping a child in foster care after it received no explanation from the parents for the child’s broken ribs. According to an article in ABA Journal, the judge took unusual steps in a case where an infant had two broken bones. A subsequent ruling in the state’s appeals court said that the trial judge created a situation where there was “judicially created parental alienation.”

Will my child custody decision be affected by infidelity?

Most divorces are not pleasant. They involve breaking up with the partner to whom you thought you would be married for the rest of your life. At best, divorces can be amicable; at worst, extremely contentious. Divorce becomes even more complicated when it also involves a child custody battle and accusations of infidelity.

Nesting: A new arrangement for divorce and custody?

Every couple that is divorcing faces the quandary of where to live next. Some couples decide to sell their marital home and split the proceeds. Sometimes one spouse will buy out the other’s share in the home. Living arrangements become even more complicated when there are children involved. Every custody arrangement must address the children’s living situation. Children need stability to thrive, and that can be hard to attain in a divorce.

Can grandparents file for visitation rights in California?

It can be difficult for grandparents to accept that they may not be able to visit their grandchildren. After all, most grandparents absolutely adore their grandchildren and would heartbroken if separated from them for too long. For many grandparents, though, being unable to visit their grandchildren is an all-too-painful reality.

How to co-parent with your ex, part 1

Reaching a divorce agreement usually isn't easy. Neither is reaching a custody arrangement. Indeed, custody arrangements are usually one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. If you are a parent who is divorced or in the process of divorcing, you know that it will have a major impact on your child’s life. No doubt, both you and your ex have put massive amounts of thought into how best to parent your child post-divorce.

Responding to a parental child abduction

While divorcing individuals may hope that, after their divorce, their ex will be respectful of their rights, this sadly doesn’t always happen. Now, experiencing any violation of the rights granted to them in a divorce can be very distressing for a person. However, few can fill a person with fear and worry the way violation of their custodial rights regarding their kids can.

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