You may not be happy to hear this, but today's family court judges seldom side in favor of either the father or the mother in the average custody battle. Most judges want to see a joint custody plan worked out between the divorcing parents. (Failing that, the judge will usually assign one.)
Almost everyone -- at some point during their divorce -- wonders about the mental health of their spouse. When a child's involved, however, and your questions about your spouse's mental health are serious, it may be necessary to ask the court to order a psychological evaluation.
One of the consequences of relocating after a divorce is the problems you can face getting a child back and forth for visitation when the other parent lives hours away. Fortunately, the airlines are well-aware that many children will be flying solo -- especially during the upcoming holiday season.
In most states, the family pet is legally nothing more than a piece of property.
Child custody disputes can be overwhelmingly emotional -- but parents need to do everything they can to check their emotions at the door when they start negotiations. If you don't, you may accidentally turn the judge or mediator against you.
Child custody issues can create a lot of problems between family members. Parents, grandparents and other relatives on both sides of the family can end up at war when there's a dispute over parenting time.
Child support and custody are intertwined issues in a lot of ways -- but there's one important way that they never overlap.
Professional tennis star Victoria Azarenka is back in action after the custody fight over her young son temporarily derailed her career.
The popular singer Usher has been in the news a lot lately because of his marital troubles.
Threatening your relationship with your children is one of the worst things your spouse can do to you during a divorce. Unfortunately, it isn't that uncommon for one spouse to swear that he or she will gain full custody by any means necessary. You may even hear your spouse declare, loudly and to anyone who will listen, that you're "unfit" to be a parent.