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Actress Kelly Rutherford engaged in child custody dispute

No Westchester parent wants to lose their child. However, child custody disputes often lead to one parent not being with the child. The noncustodial parent may have visitation rights enabling that parent to meet the child, according to a court-ordered schedule. Sometimes, the parents may live in two different countries, and that situation may make it very difficult for the parent to visit the child regularly. Kelly Rutherford, one of the stars of "Gossip Girl," was told by the New York court that it would allow her children to be returned to her German-born ex-husband.

Procedures to recover child support in New York

Parents are responsible for taking care of the financial needs of a child. Child support orders ensure that the parents do not fail in this duty. However, sometimes a parent fails to make the necessary payments to the custodial parent. In such cases, legal action may be taken to recover overdue child support.

How does divorce mediation work?

A couple has to deal with many issues in a divorce, including property division, child custody, child support and alimony. Many people turn to mediation to ensure that the divorce process is smooth. Mediation not only encourages the parties to discuss the legal divorce issues in an open and productive discussion, but also allows them to address the needs, feelings and values at the root of the conflict.

Director's wife gets three homes, alimony in divorce settlement

Divorce can be hard, both emotionally and financially, for any couple. A couple may be overwhelmed with issues such as child custody, property division and spousal support. But, celebrity couples face additional matters to be handled during divorce. Since it seems like every move of a celebrity couple is tracked by the media, they may face a hard time during a divorce settlement due to their notoriety. For instance, movie director Rupert Sanders, who reportedly had a fling with actress Kristen Stewart, the extra level of public scrutiny has affected the marital property distribution in his divorce.

Post-divorce signs of anxiety in children

Dealing with divorce is not easy for anyone in New York. It can sometimes seem that the whole family is unraveling, since decisions made by the court about how the children will be raised and where they will live sometimes feel arbitrary. But many parents decide to put aside their differences while finalizing issues related to child custody. They may negotiate with each other on the custody arrangements and visitation plans, so that their children are not affected emotionally.

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