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Understanding types of child custody

69454256_S.jpgA common question for parents who are ending a marriage is, where will the children live? Many families want the most fair custody arrangement that is also in the best interest of the children. The two main types of child custody are legal and physical. Missouri residents will probably understand that there are a few different ways to combine the child care responsibilities within the two types of custody. 

Child custody and the child's best interest

37128336_S.jpgWhen Missouri parents decide to divorce, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. In addition to who gets what and who is responsible for what, decisions regarding the care and upbringing of the child or children must be considered. Child custody is an essential part of the equation.

When life changes, you need modification of child custody

23032812_S.jpgYou lose hours at your job or get fired, and you do not want to fall behind on your child support payments. You need to move across the state or even out of Missouri altogether, but have a child custody arrangement with your ex. Life is not static, and there is no guarantee that things will stay exactly as they for years to come. When life changes, you might need a modification of child custody plans.

Shared child custody might have benefits for children

61314081_S.jpgMaking the decision to end a marriage is rarely easy. Couples often worry over the financial and emotional implications of divorce, and for parents in Missouri, this matter can be further complicated by child custody matters. Although no two families are the same, a recent study indicated that children might fare better when they have equal access to both of their parents.

Parenting time and the child custody agreement

10745492_S.jpgThere are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when Missouri parents decide to divorce. Perhaps one of the most important factors relates to child custody. Child custody relates to who will be responsible for the child on a daily basis, who will be responsible for making decisions related to the child and parenting time associated with the child.

Child custody case focused on parental intelligence, not abuse

34789212_S.jpgWhen a child is removed from the care of the parents, there is usually very good reason for that set of circumstances. Most often, there is serious evidence of abuse or neglect that led to the decision. In many cases, the parents were given ample opportunity to make changes that would allow them to get their kids back. There are child custody cases in Missouri and elsewhere, however, in which the decision to remove a child from his or her home is difficult to comprehend.

Nesting as a form of child custody

10783408_S.jpgDivorce can be difficult for everyone involved. This includes the parents, the children and even the extended family. However, for most Missouri families, once the decision is made that the marriage cannot be saved, thoughts automatically turn to child custody decisions and how the divorce will affect the children. These decisions will have a lasting impact on the children and their relationships with their parents and extended family.

Janet Jackson facing parenting plan battle in divorce

10783413_S.jpgThere's no telling how many Missouri residents will file for divorce this year. Some studies suggest the number of divorces is declining throughout the nation; however, many spouses are still choosing it as the most viable option for resolving their differences. If a couple who divorces has a child together, such as in superstar Janet Jackson's case, it often opens up a whole new set of challenges. One common topic of discussion usually involves a new parenting plan.

Where to get help for enforcement of child custody orders

18214239_S.jpgIt's summertime and you and your children have created an awesome list of fun activities. You're actually looking forward to your first vacation season since your divorce, ready to build new memories and create new traditions as you and your kids adapt to your new lifestyle together in Missouri. The only problem is you think you might need help to enforce the existing child custody order because your former spouse is not cooperating as you'd hoped.

Not every child custody battle is between two parents

10522555_S.jpgMany Missouri reality TV fans, young and old alike, are familiar with the Teen Mom 2 show. Some may also be following a child custody battle involving one of the stars of the show. This particular situation does not involve both parents of a child, however; in fact, the 7-year-old boy's mother has been battling her own mother (who has custody of her grandson) in court.

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