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A parenting plan for babies must consider their needs first

When a child is very young, it can be hard to separate him or her from the mother. Despite that being true, both mothers and fathers deserve time with their babies, even if the decide to get a divorce. To make that work out, it's important to create a parenting plan that takes into consideration the age and needs of the child.

Social media has the potential to damage parenting reputations

Social media can reflect well or poorly on you, and if you share custody of your children with your ex-spouse, what you do on camera can come back to haunt you. That happened recently to a couple on YouTube, a social media platform where users share videos. They played pranks on their children, but many believe they went too far.

New bill requires more home visits after loss of custody

A toddler's death that took place in Moore has drawn media attention and helped make changes to custody rules to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future. According to the news report, the toddler, a 23-month-old child, had been at home with his mother when he wandered away from the house and fell into a pond. He was discovered after he drowned in the pond that was just half a mile from his home.

Create a parenting plan or risk the court's decision

It's important to understand what will happen to your child after a divorce. If you and your spouse work together, it's possible to create a parenting plan that benefits you and your child. If you can't work together, the court may make a decision on your behalf that both parties then must abide by.

Your sole custody case is one of a kind, so get the help you need

You want to have your child to yourself. It's not a selfish reason -- you fear for your child's safety and don't want your spouse to have any legal right to make decisions on your child's behalf. If you want sole custody, there are a few things to know.

How to arrange your child custody schedule: 2 primary options

When you're considering how to arrange your child's custody schedule, it's important to know the ways you can go about it. You can either work with the other parent to arrange a schedule you both agree on or allow a judge to make the determination for you.

Dad obtains custody after mother takes kids out of state

Child custody arrangements can sometimes be difficult to determine when a divorce has not yet been finalized. It's important not to remove your children from their home state, though, unless the other parent has given permission. Doing this can make it appear like you're trying to separate your children from your spouse, and unless there is a good reason to do so, it can lead to troubling legal consequences.

What are the factors involved in a custody case?

In North Carolina, child custody decisions are taken very seriously. There are a number of factors that play into the custody arrangements for a child. All decisions are made in the best interest of the child, although the courts do take into consideration the parents' opinions as well as the child's preferences.

Do children choose which parent to live with?

As someone going through a divorce with children involved, you know what you think is best for their futures. Maybe you know that 50/50 custody will work, or you believe it's in your children's best interest to live with you or your spouse due to the school district or other benefits. One important question that many people ask is if a child actually has the right to choose who to live with, and if so, can they override that right?

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