This month, we’re writing all about child custody to help you better understand the various processes and outcomes associated with it. We’ve already written posts about the different types of custody, from legal to physical to sole and joint.
Cases of child custody are incredibly complex, involving many factors and leading to a variety of outcomes. If you haven’t already read our prior blog posts on custody, you should know before continuing that there are many different types of custody, from joint to sole, physical to legal.
If you’re seeking sole custody in a divorce or paternity case, you should prepare yourself for a challenging road ahead. Sole custody differs from joint custody in that the arrangement grants both legal and physical custody to one parent.
Every state has its own guidelines for determining child custody. But, like most states, Oklahoma grants custody based on the best interest of the child. In other words, the court takes into consideration the well being of the child as well as the
According to a study by Princeton University, half of unmarried fathers don’t live with their children at birth. Without a custody order, an unmarried father is essentially powerless to see his child without the permission of the mother.
Divorce is never simple, but it can be particularly complicated when children are involved. That’s not to say negotiating over a property division or litigating a question of alimony doesn’t
In 2017, about 19.97 million children in the United States lived in single-parent households. And, according to the U.S. Census, this is a significant change from 8.2 million children in 1970. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and have children younger than 18, you’re not alone, and child custody will be an important factor in the process.