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Child Custody

Child custody describes the legal aspect of naming the guardian or custodian of a child.  A child's guardian is usually his/her parents but this custody may be transferred to another person or to only one of the parents in the event of death, divorce, abandonment or abuse of the child.  Court decisions to award custody of a child are determined by the best interests of the child.

Most contentious disputes over child custody arise out of divorce of the parents.  During marriage both parents usually enjoy joint custody over their children.  After divorce, one parent may be given legal custody with the sole rights and responsibility to determine the child's education, religious instruction, medical care and general care, upbringing and welfare.  The other parent is often given visitation rights.

If the divorced parents continue to share joint custody, they will participate equally in making the decisions for the child and will split the time in caring for and raising the child.  Joint custody is often difficult for divorced parents as differences can easily arise as well as possible inconvenient changes in the location of a parent an child.

 

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Rapist Granted Joint Custody Of Victimaposs Child Called Back To Court New Y...
New York Post Rapist granted joint custody of victim39s child called back to court New York Post SANDUSKY, Mich. A hearing is scheduled in Michigan on a judge39s order that initially gave a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her when she was 12. Spokesman: Judge Didn39t Know He Awarded Custody To Mom39s Rapist, New Hearing SetCBS Detroit Court will hear objections to rapist granted joint custody, rally plannedMLive.com Rapist claims relationship with 12 year old was 39romantic39Port Huron Times Herald Fox News WDIV Detroit WXYZ all 21 news articles raquo

Three People Stabbed In Child Custody Dispute At Far West Side KSAT San Antonio
KSAT San Antonio Three people stabbed in child custody dispute at far west side KSAT San Antonio Three people were stabbed during a dispute over child custody around 3 a.m. Sunday. and more raquo

Three People Stabbed In Fight Over Child Custody WOAI
WOAI Three people stabbed in fight over child custody WOAI SAN ANTONIO Three people fighting over child custody early Sunday morning were taken to the hospital after being stabbed, leaving one person in critical condition. Authorities responded to 6700 Blue Oak Lane at about 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning Parents of missing Texas girl, 3, who was sent outside for not drinking milk not cooperating with investigationFox News Missing one year old child39s body found under sofa in deplorable homeBlasting News Amber Alert Discontinued For Richardson 3 Year OldCBS DFW CBS DFW Dallas News all 113 news articles raquo

Convicted Rapist Wonapost Seek Custody Of Victimaposs Child: Lawyer New York...
New York Post Convicted rapist won39t seek custody of victim39s child: lawyer New York Post Kiessling, who is seeking to protect her client and her child under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, said a settlement was being discussed late Monday. Any deal, however, would need to be approved by Prosecuting Attorney James Young before Judge in child custody case unaware father was rapistMLive.com Judge halts order giving rapist joint custody of child conceived in the crimeUSA TODAY Woman whose rapist was granted joint custody of child speaks outCBS News WXYZ Jezebel The Detroit News WDIV Detroit all 125 news articles raquo

Was A Rapist Given Joint Legal Custody Of His Victimaposs Child Snopes.com
snopes.com Was a Rapist Given Joint Legal Custody of His Victim39s Child snopes.com Christopher Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City was awarded joint legal custody by Judge Gregory S. Ross after DNA testing established paternity of the child, according to the victim39s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, who is seeking protection under the federal How can US rapist win joint custody of victim39s child BBC NewsBBC News Child Sex Offender Awarded Joint Custody Of Victim39s Kid: AttorneyHuffPost Convicted rapist gets joint custody of victim39s childNew York Post USA TODAY The Detroit News Miami Herald The Detroit News all 108 news articles raquo

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