Category Archives: child custody

Can my child refuse visitation?

Recently on our divorce forum a parent asked, “My husband and I went through a horrible divorce two years ago. I have a daughter who is twelve years old. She doesn’t know all the details of the divorce, but she knows it has something to do with what her father has done. He is now living with his lover with whom he had an affair. My daughter is refusing to visit him despite the child custody order. I am tired of fighting her. Does she have the legal right to refuse visitation?”

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Accused of domestic violence will father get custody of children?

Recently on our legal forum a mother asked, “After years of physical abuse I have decided to leave my children’s father. Although he was never violent towards the kids, I am terrified that he might get visitation and eventually hurt them. Are their protections for my kids if I divorce their father? I want to protect them, and I am really scared.”

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5 things to consider before creating a custody agreement

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My spouse and I are getting a divorce after ten years of marriage. We have three small children. We want to create the best custody agreement possible and work together, but I am having trouble staying objective and unemotional. What do I need to consider as we create the child custody agreement?”

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Does the biological father have to consent to an adoption?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I had a one night sexual encounter with a woman I met in a club. She told me several months later she was pregnant and intended to give the child up for adoption. Does the biological father have to consent to the adoption? What if I want to rear the child? Please let me what options I have and what I must do to keep the baby.”

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Domestic violence conviction how will this impact child custody?

Recently on our divorce forum a user asked, “I was convicted of domestic violence in the State of California last year. My wife filed for divorce this month. I am concerned my domestic violence charge will negatively impact my ability to get custody of my children. Is this a valid concern? What should I do?”

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