Divorced & Custody: What happens when your kids prefer to live with your ex?

Sometimes your kids just prefer to live with your ex, and depending on their ages, the court will take their preference into consideraton and award custody to the “favored” parent. Indeed the older the children, the more weight their “custody preference” will have.

Sometimes your kids just prefer to live with your ex, and depending on their ages, the court will take their preference into consideraton and award custody to the “favored” parent. Indeed the older the children, the more weight their “custody preference” will have.

DIVORCE HELP: 8 questions answered by a divorce lawyer

What are the grounds for divorce?In every state in the United States, divorce can be obtained with no grounds. All a party has to say is that the marriage is over and he or she can get a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

What are the grounds for divorce?In every state in the United States, divorce can be obtained with no grounds. All a party has to say is that the marriage is over and he or she can get a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

How to divorce a CEO: Issues in the CEO divorce

There are other issues on the other side of this coin. Because actually it is not just the wives but the shareholders of the companies these CEOs manage also have headaches relating to this CEO divorce. I was reading recently about the “impact of CEO divorce on shareholders.”

There are other issues on the other side of this coin. Because actually it is not just the wives but the shareholders of the companies these CEOs manage also have headaches relating to this CEO divorce. I was reading recently about the “impact of CEO divorce on shareholders.”

Can parents travel freely with kids post divorce? Or do they need “permission” from the other parent?

Generally speaking, I believe that unless there is some special clause in their custodial agreement that requires him to get her permission a parent does not need to seek the custodial parent’s permission. After all, these are the noncustodial parent’s children as well.

Generally speaking, I believe that unless there is some special clause in their custodial agreement that requires him to get her permission a parent does not need to seek the custodial parent’s permission. After all, these are the noncustodial parent’s children as well.

ICELAND: A comparison between divorce in the U.S. and Iceland

(This article was originally published on January 1, 2009) Filed in World Divorce News: Divorce in Iceland vs. Divorce in America Reykjavik, Iceland: Icelanders are very happy people and they also have one of the highest divorce rates in the world. Divorce is no big deal in Iceland. Hardly the same is true in the … Continue reading “ICELAND: A comparison between divorce in the U.S. and Iceland”

CHILDREN AND CUSTODY: Mom finds long lost kids on FACEBOOK – after 15 year abduction

Faustino Utrera is in jail following his arrest for child abduction 15 years ago. He abducted his own children and took them from their mom (his wife) and their home in San Bernadina, California to Florida. The children were unearthed by their mother when she typed her daughter’s name in Facebook and subsequently “friended” her. … Continue reading “CHILDREN AND CUSTODY: Mom finds long lost kids on FACEBOOK – after 15 year abduction”

NEW YORK: Is Rosie O’Donnell getting divorced from Kelli Carpenter? If so, what are the legal issues?

“Rosie O’Donnell and Kelli Carpenter were one of the most famous married gay couples. But as of Tuesday, they are couples no more.” That, if true, raises some legal questions. Such as: CAN THEY GET A DIVORCE IN NEW YORK? New York, unlike Massachusetts and a number of other states, does not allow same-sex marriages. But … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Is Rosie O’Donnell getting divorced from Kelli Carpenter? If so, what are the legal issues?”

COLORADO: Will Reality Star Richard Heene’s arrest strain marriage?

It is anticipated that Richard Heene, father of Balloon boy Falcon Heene, will be arrested on account of what is being dubbed “the Balloon Boy Hoax” Turns out there’s a lot to the Heenes than originally thought. For one thing, TLC is saying that they turned down a pitch for a reality show by Mr. … Continue reading “COLORADO: Will Reality Star Richard Heene’s arrest strain marriage?”

COLORADO:Child Protective Services to check out Balloon Boy Falcon Heene’s parents

Oh oh. Looks like somebody might be in trouble over the Balloon Boy Odyssey over in Colorado. The Heene’s may need to get themselves an attorney: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/balloon-boy-home-safe-family-facing-questions-disappearance/story?id=8842957&cid=yahoo_pitchlist Will they lose custody you think? Pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/jshappell/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 More on Heenes here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/colorado-richard-heenes-idiocy-could-cost-him-his-kids

CALIFORNIA: Fit for custody? An evaluation of Yahoo ex pres. Sue Decker and her fitness as a custodial parent

Yahoo ex pres. Sue Decker’s divorce is getting ugly according to published reports. The accusations against her are quite disturbing and if true they may impact whether she gets custody of her children or not. the multi-millionaire, living in Marin County Northern California, is accused by her husband of a number of misdemeanors including illegal … Continue reading “CALIFORNIA: Fit for custody? An evaluation of Yahoo ex pres. Sue Decker and her fitness as a custodial parent”

CHICAGO: CUSTODY CHECKLIST, by New York Divorce Attorney

The Gary and Eni Skoien case out in Chicago earlier this year made me think of this topic for a post: what are the factors a court considers in awarding custody to a parent? I have probably done a ton of posts already that pretty much say the same thing, but what is a little repetition … Continue reading “CHICAGO: CUSTODY CHECKLIST, by New York Divorce Attorney”

NEW YORK: What is Parental alienation?

Just like around the rest of the globe, when parties divorce in New York sometimes they don’t play nice where the kids are concerned. Parental alienation is the worse offense a former spouse can commit against another. It has to do when one parent turns the children against the other one by habitually bad-mouthing the parent, … Continue reading “NEW YORK: What is Parental alienation?”

New York Divorce attorney on SPLIT CUSTODY

 I have been thinking about this topic since the Jon and Kate Gosselin situation. I have often wondered whether the court would order a split custody arrangement for them. So what is split custody? In my experience split custody has to do with families having more than one child(ren). The court is called upon to … Continue reading “New York Divorce attorney on SPLIT CUSTODY”

JAPAN: American father arrested for kidnapping his kids in Japan

The Palm Beach Post ran a story today about an American father from Tennessee who was arrested in Japan for trying to “kidnap” his children. The man, Christopher Savoie, tried to grab his 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter as they arrived at their school in Japan and almost made it to the U.S. … Continue reading “JAPAN: American father arrested for kidnapping his kids in Japan”

Your spouse asked for a divorce even though you have multiples (babies, that is)?

What to do when you have multiples and your spouse asks for a divorce? You must have a lot of days filled with melancholy, at best, if you’ve been served with divorce papers and you have, like triplets (or more children from a multiple birth) to care for. I mean, honestly, as a human being, … Continue reading “Your spouse asked for a divorce even though you have multiples (babies, that is)?”