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.

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.

When divorce leaves you and the kids homeless

Sometimes, divorce leaves a parent homeless. It may not happen right away, but over time, (and not such a long time) a custodial parent could find themselves unable to pay the rent or mortgage and end up without a home. And when that happens, the kids’ lives are in peril pretty quick. This happens not … Continue reading “When divorce leaves you and the kids homeless”

NEW YORK: Governor Paterson should veto the no fault bill and require parents with kids under 18 to prove fault

We’ve been doing a lot of posts about teens & divorce lately. That is because of the dire statistics and information that we have been reading up on, that suggest that divorce is particularly damaging to children, and especially to teenagers. The question we are now asking ourselves, is whether, in New York, Governor Paterson … Continue reading “NEW YORK: Governor Paterson should veto the no fault bill and require parents with kids under 18 to prove fault”

ARIZONA: How to get a friendly divorce that even your kids will like

It seems more divorcing couples in Arizona are doing divorce right: through mediation and collaboration. This makes for a friendlier situation that benefits kids. Check out this article in the Arizona Republic that was published today. Why can’t more states follow suit? Well, you know what? I think they will. That is just the trend. This combative, adversarial … Continue reading “ARIZONA: How to get a friendly divorce that even your kids will like”

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”

Divorce, kids, and equitable distribution: What do you think about this?

I found this website and I uploaded two of the points from an article post: You are not a Princess – 25 points for women and men to consider.  What do you think about what the author had to say in this post? Read below. I am curious and troubled by a lot of the … Continue reading “Divorce, kids, and equitable distribution: What do you think about this?”

Divorcing? Should a portion of child support checks be set aside to pay for college tuition for the kids?

A client recently asked if he could get the court to force his wife to put part of the child support into a college fund for the kids. My response was that the court could probably be convinced to do just about anything by a persuasive lawyer. But chances are, I said, I did not … Continue reading “Divorcing? Should a portion of child support checks be set aside to pay for college tuition for the kids?”

DOHA: Institute on Family Studies and development to have conference on Arabs, media, children’s right, domestic violence…divorce?

DOHA: According to Gulf News, The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, an academic institute in Qatar that “conducts research on the legal, sociological, and scientific bases of the family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society,” will be having a series of conferences in May that will highlight the role … Continue reading “DOHA: Institute on Family Studies and development to have conference on Arabs, media, children’s right, domestic violence…divorce?”

BRITAIN: Divorce causes 20% of bullying kids to attack their parents

Disturbing stats coming out of UK. It seems there is a trend that teenagers are increasingly attacking their parents physically and parents are increasingly admitting being “afraid” of their own kids – especially the daughters. Says an article in today’s UK Guardian: Children as young as13 are behaving with extreme physical and verbal violence towards … Continue reading “BRITAIN: Divorce causes 20% of bullying kids to attack their parents”

COLORADO: Richard Heene’s idiocy could cost him his kids

Balloon Boy. When dads do idiotic things like perpetrate a hoax on the country and law enforcement and pretend that their 6 year old is trapped in an airborne balloon, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to them that they could lose custody of their kids to Child Welfare Services and even go to … Continue reading “COLORADO: Richard Heene’s idiocy could cost him his kids”

AFGHANISTAN: Arianna Huffington on Sharia Law and the best interest of the child

Always provocative, Arianna Huffington had an interesting blog post today. She suggested that Vice President Biden should resign. Very provocative, eh? But that was not what interested me. What interested me was what she said about The Sharia Personal Status Law and custody of children (and the fate of women) in Afghanistan: Sharia Law with … Continue reading “AFGHANISTAN: Arianna Huffington on Sharia Law and the best interest of the child”

FLORIDA: Missing 6 yr old Haleigh Cummings’ father Ron and step mom Misty Cummings to divorce

We did a post back in Winter last, about the disappearance of 5 year old Haleigh Cummings. You can read it here: http://www.divorcesaloon.com/five-year-old-haleigh-ann-marie-cummings-disappearance-being-treated-as-abduction There is an update. It seems her father and step mom are planning to get an uncontested divorce. The step mom was the last to see Haleigh alive. She was with Haleigh … Continue reading “FLORIDA: Missing 6 yr old Haleigh Cummings’ father Ron and step mom Misty Cummings to divorce”

HAMPTONS, NY: Does Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook need to go to divorce school for the sake of the kids?

I was reading a few divorce blogs and other media today and I found this one article on the Palm Beach Post.com which was interesting:  http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/content/shared-gen/ap/National/FEA_Parenting_Divorce_Class.html I thought it might be something that Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook could explore. Either that or divorce therapy. Those two are still fighting! They were in court today and Peter … Continue reading “HAMPTONS, NY: Does Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook need to go to divorce school for the sake of the kids?”

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?”