Child Custody Agreement
By: Tim Davids, Authority Content writer
Petitioning for child custody is something every parent who is divorcing must do. Petitioning for spousal support or making agreements of alimony must furnish a basis for the funds required. The foundation of any divorce where children are involved is scrutiny by a judge or administrative social services for the best interests of the child/children. Sudden changes in lifestyle or work habits of the divorcing parties may be at issue when the court awards custody.
Filing for temporary custody of children is necessary in some states. Children may be made wards of the court. Temporary custody with one parent may be sponsored by both parties to the divorce if the other parent who is getting the bulk of custody wants to allow some leeway before a final separation of custody. A plan for where children will live and who will convey them back and forth, education and vacation custody is needed. Interviews may be given by court personnel to the child or children concerning their relationships with one or both parents. If custody will be contested an attorney for family law should be consulted. Financial matters pertaining to the children such as trust funds, inheritances, or any legal or child services matters should be addressed with the appropriate agency. Stress and emotional strain concerning visitation should be kept to a minimum.
Physical custody and legal custody are not the same thing. Physical custody denotes where the child is at any given time, legal custody denotes who is in charge of that and exercises authority to approve or deny it. tax planning for divorcing parties with children and expenses and deductions should be planned for in advance. Child custody is almost always best serving the needs of a group of children of children of the marriage in question. Previous children of one parent only should be arranged for by that parent. Arrangements for court appearances should be made and children watched by responsible childcare providers for any court appearance.Co-parenting will have challenges but the key is to prevent disputes from becoming legal problems.
Unless a family is unusually tight-knit and the family finances with the two parties separated can afford it, custody generally goes with least conflict from a judge to the originating parent of that child.if there is any pre-nuptial agreement or written communication between parties, such as letters, email, or video that supports filed claims for custody it should be notarized and submitted to the court.