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Child Custody Archives

Denied visitation? Preserve your relationship and rights

Is your child's other parent denying you appropriate visitation with your children? Despite the fact that it's important for children to maintain a relationship with both their parents whenever possible, custodial parents will sometimes see fit to deprive non-custodial parents of their visitation rights.

Should you consider parallel parenting?

There's been a cultural shift in the nation's family courts toward "co-parenting" after divorce -- where both parents continue to have roughly equal responsibility for their children's upbringing -- instead of one parent having primary custody. This has brought about a greater need for cooperation between divorced parents.

Shared parenting is best for the children of divorce

In the last few years, there's been a seismic shift away from child custody arrangements that place children primarily in one parent's physical custody. These days, the courts overwhelmingly favor arrangements that give both parents more or less equal time with the kids.

What do Hawaii judges consider in child custody cases?

Divorcing parents who are working out a child custody agreement are expected to consider, first and foremost, what's in the best interests of their children. If you and your co-parent can't work this out with the help of your attorneys and the custody arrangement needs to be made by a Hawaii judge, that judge's primary criteria will be what's best for the children.

Plan for challenges when you are in a custody battle

When adults get a divorce, there are many different matters that have to be handled. One of these is the child custody case. Unfortunately, the most precious people in the parents' life are going to be at the center of what could shape up to be a very contentious battle. Parents must think carefully about how the divorce and the decisions that are made will impact the children.

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