If you want to relocate with your child or you are fighting your spouse relocating this is what you need to have ready for the judge.
I've been getting a lot of questions from people who have the issue of relocation in their child custody case. Either they want to move out of state, city, town, country with their child or they are the parent who do not want their child to move out of state, city, etc.
So what do you need to show the judge if you are the parent who wants to be able to relocate the child or if you are the parent who is fighting against the other parent relocating the child.
Step 1: You always start with the best interest factors. So wherever you are located go to your States statutes and the child custody factors also known as the best interest factors for your state. I talk about the best interest factors in a lot of my videos.
If you want to download a free list of the child best interest factors go to my website http://commandthecourtroom.com and you can get a...
Never give up the fight in your child custody case even if you feel your case is hopeless.
2 real cases where my clients had given up hope but we ended up winning the battle.
You may feel hopeless because you think your spouse has the upper hand and you may just feel like giving up. In the course of my practice I have had a lot of clients tell me that it’s not worth it, it’s too expensive, it’s too stressful and they want to give up.
However in every case after I have talked to my clients & stressed how important it is to have rights to have their child in their lives, not one of them chose to give up and kept fighting.
This week I have gotten a few emails from my viewers. In one email the mother was feeling very discouraged. She had downloaded my best interest checklist at and after reviewing all the best interest factors she came to the conclusion that she was basically ‘screwed’ in her custody case and the father was going to get everything he...
Today I want to talk about whether a parent who is not seeing or spending time with his or her child or children stands a chance of getting joint custody or parenting time.
Can this result in one parent getting sole custody of the child?
Will it result in a restriction of parenting time allowed for one parent?
Whatever State you are in you should research your child custody statutes. And in those child custody laws there is going to be a list of factors that the court is going to consider in making a decision about custody and or parenting time.
Again, this list is commonly referred to as ‘The Best Interest of the Child Factors” And not ONE factor controls, in other words the judge usually looks at the Interplay between a bunch of different factors. Not one factor is going to outweigh all of the other factors.
So the fact that a parent is not spending time with the child is not the only thing the judge is going to look at regarding whether the parents will get...
Oftentimes, one parent's behavior interferes with the other parent's relationship with the kids. Some people go so far as to call this behavior "parental alienation."
If you think you might be a victim of parental alienation, get access to this FREE audio interview with a child therapist BEFORE you raise the "A" word to the other parent or to your judge. Understand how therapeutic intervention might improve your relationship with your children if alienation has, in fact, happened.