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Long Island ruling reshapes parental rights

Divorce is nearly always a difficult process. Emotional separation is hard enough without considering the financial and practical consequences of breaking up a household. Although property and assets often get the bulk of legal attention during the process, nothing is more important to protect during a divorce than the welfare of children.

What are child custody issues with parents and mental illness?

In some states, parents can lose custody of their children if they suffer from mental health issues. In some cases, parents won't even seek mental health services because they fear they will lose their children if they do so. What are some issues that arise in child custody when parents deal with mental illness?

'Prank' videos could end in parents losing custody of 2 of 5 kids

Several videos on a YouTube channel could end up costing a father and stepmother custody of two of their five children. The videos were heavily criticized by viewers who believed the actions of the father and stepmother amounted to verbal and physical abuse.

Must I let my ex take my minor child out of the United States?

Some divorced parents want to expose their children to international travel at a young age. While rearing globe-trotting tots may not be a goal of all parents, there are many who choose this type of lifestyle for themselves and their children.

Plan for your children far into the future

One thing that many people don't think about when they are dealing with divorce and custody issues is how future plans could impact those issues. If, for example, you spend a great deal of time and effort fighting for sole custody of children because you don't think they would be safe with the other spouse, you probably don't want to leave their care up to chance if something should happen to you.

Talking about changes helps kids after divorce

Parents often want to shield their children from the negative impact of a divorce, trying to make the transition as smooth as possible. That is important, and much of the child custody plan will be geared around helping the children live their lives as normally as they can.

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