Posts Tagged ‘non-custodial parent’

Dealing with Custody When One Parent is Long Distance

Sometimes, when one parent lives far away from the other parent, custody considerations get much more difficult. As a result a long distance custody agreement must be decided upon, which is not always an easy thing to do. However, you may have to return to court to have your order modified if you had a… Continue reading →

What is Virtual Visitation and Why is it Important?

Virtual visitation is a new way for parents to meet with their children under child visitation laws. It allows a non-custodial parent to meet with their child through the use of internet technology, also called “e-visitation” or “e-access.” Virtual visitation refers to visitation by use of video-chat applications such as Skype, and can also include… Continue reading →

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Can I Deny my Ex-Spouse Visitation?

Denying visitation is a big issue among custodial parents. Often a parents believes they have justifiable rights for denying visitation to their ex-spouse, but the law prohibits it. Unless the court has granted a child custody modification for new visitation rights, you are not allowed to deny visitation. The courts frown upon making decisions like… Continue reading →

Can I Get Custody Finalized While a Parent is in Incarcerated?

If one party is in prison during the divorce process, custody issues can still be finalized. Many parts of the divorce process are unchanged when one of the spouses is incarcerated, however, there are many special issues and questions that come up when one spouse is in prison. A person in prison does not have… Continue reading →

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I’m Unemployed-How Do I Pay Child Support?

In California, child support is based on an algebraic formula which takes into account a variety of factors including each parent’s tax filing status and average monthly income. Child support is usually awarded to the parent with whom the child spends the majority of his or her time with, called the custodial parent, and is… Continue reading →

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Do I have To Pay Child Support?

Every child deserves his or her parent’s support – both emotional and financial. Both parents are required to support their child until he or she reaches the age of 18, graduates from high school, marries, emancipates or joins the military. The non-custodial parent is required to pay a reasonable amount of child support to the… Continue reading →

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Can I claim my child as a dependent?

According to the Federal Tax Code Section 152(e), “A custodial parent is generally entitled to the personal exemption for a qualifying child when the child: ·         is under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year ·         is under the age of 24 and a full-time student ·         is your biological, adopted,… Continue reading →

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How does the Court Decide Which Parents gets Custody

A common question posed during a divorce trial is, how does the court decide which parent receives custody of the child? The answer to this is that the court needs to determine what is in the best interest of the child. The court takes into account a wide variety of factors to determine the best… Continue reading →

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Planning Ahead for Summer Vacation

Children with divorced parents are just like other children – they want a summer vacation filled with travel, friends, fun stuff and plenty of time to do nothing. When child custody and living situations are complicated, achieving this type of summer vacation can be a challenge. However, with a little bit of thoughtfulness and planning,… Continue reading →

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Can I Get A Move-Away Order?

We live in a mobile society where people relocate for various reasons, such as new job opportunities, going back to school, living near extended family support systems, lower cost of living, getting remarried, etc. What happens when there are children involved? Does the custodial parent have the right to move away without the consent of… Continue reading →

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