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How a parent's drug or alcohol abuse can affect child custody

Drug and alcohol abuse can have severe consequences for parents in New York, including effecting their relationship with their children. If the parent is going through a divorce or child custody matter it can also affect their ability to have custody of their children. There are a number of factors that are analyzed when determining which parent will have custody, and one of these factors is whether the parent abuses alcohol or drugs. These abuses can also affect how some of the other factors are analyzed as well.

Are custody and visitation always decided together?

Raising children is a very important job for parents. The relationships that parents have with their children are also very important to both the parents and the children. So, when parents go through a divorce, one of the most important issues that they must resolve is child custody and visitation. These issues ultimately determine who will make the decisions regarding the children's upbringing and when each parent will see the children.

Co-parenting during the school year after a divorce

Summer is coming to an end, and this means back-to-school time for children in White Plains. It's a time of excitement, with the prospects of seeing old friends, meeting a new teacher and anticipating what they will learn this year. However, for children whose parents have gone through a divorce, going back to school can be stressful. They have to adjust to living in two households, their normal routines may have been uprooted and if they had to move to a new home they may be nervous about starting at a new school. Parents in White Plains need to work together to ensure they can accommodate the changes the new school year brings.

Can a custodial parent relocate with a child?

There are many parents in New York who are divorced. However, as they know just because you are no longer married, they are still parents. This means that, in most situations, both parents will continue to be involved in the children's lives and see the children. However, the relationship is now governed by a child custody order. These orders state which parent will be making decisions for the child and also generally set a parenting time schedule for the parents.

Determining child custody in a New York divorce

One of the most daunting questions facing a person contemplating a divorce is child custody. Fortunately, state law provides guidelines to resolve child custody disputes, if the divorcing parents cannot agree. This post will describe the different types of custody and summarize the legal criteria for deciding custody disputes.

What is meant by best interests of the child in New York?

New York couples who have parted ways but share a child will often have to navigate who will be the custodial parent, how the visitation rights will be handled, and deal with a custody dispute. There are certain terms that are used during this process that might be confusing to a vast number of parents. Included is the "best interests of the child." This is of paramount importance when the court decides on the case.

Man jailed for owing nearly $225,000 in unpaid child support

Although it is dependent on several factors, spousal support is a key element in the aftermath of many divorces. The court uses many different factors to make a decision regarding the amount of child support paid and who is paying it, but one fact is true for all situations - you are entitled to receive the payments that were ordered. Unfortunately, as a recent child support case shows, this doesn't always happen.

Did you know January is unofficially "Divorce Month?"

The holiday season often plays an important role for spouses in a marriage on the ropes. With parties and dinners among family and friends, it is often difficult to hide any animosity or friction between each spouse during these times. If children are involved, the spouses may try to seem like everything is copasetic in an effort to not spoil the holidays for the kids. And then real moment of truth often comes on New Year's Eve, a time often spent reflecting on the past year and looking forward and determining what the future brings.

How military deployment affects child custody

There are many people from New York who are in the military. Being in the military is a big commitment, which often times leads to one being stationed in places away from the United States, or in the U.S., but not in the city where the military member lives. This can take soldiers, sailors and airmen away from their lives, including family and friends. Many of these people also have children and are not able to be with them while they are deployed.

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