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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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Child Custody Bill Set For First Reading With Mixed Messages The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post Child custody bill set for first reading with mixed messages The Jerusalem Post MK YIFAT SHASHA BITON, chairwoman of the Knesset39s Special Committee for the Rights of the Child, signs an agreement for responsibility in advertising yesterday at the annual Marketing Conference for Children and Young Adults in Tel Aviv.. photo

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Supreme Court asked to rule in divorced gay couple39s child custody case Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX Saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last ditch effort in court to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife. Keith Berkshire, attorney for Kimberly McLaughlin, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court and more raquo

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The Jerusalem Post Likud, Bayit Yehudi MKs free up blocked bills with child custody compromise The Jerusalem Post Likud, Bayit Yehudi MKs free up blocked bills with child custody compromise. gt Hasidic mother who came out as lesbian regains custody of her children middot gt. Netanyahu on Bennett rebellion: Do you want to break up the coalition By Lahav Harkov. January

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Washington Post Maryland needs to bring its child custody policies into the 21st century Washington Post MARYLAND LAWMAKERS created a special commission in 2013 to study how child custody decisions are made in the state39s courts. The group met over 18 months and heard from more than 200 stakeholders, including judges, family law attorneys and mental

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