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3 Main Types of Child Custody Cases

Going through a divorce can be very stressful, especially when there are children involved.
Even if the mother and father do not get along and decide they do not want to remain married any longer they still need to do what is best for their children.
During your initial visit with your divorce lawyer the subject of child custody will be brought up and what type of custody is being sought.
Sole custody This is when the child custody case gives full custody rights to one parent but in today's world this type of child custody is rarely granted but there are circumstances when it is granted.
The non-custodial parent can be given visitation rights although they may be supervised.
• One parent is known to have in indulged in child neglect, unable to provide proper care for the child or indulged in abuse • The parent has been the primary caregiver for a long period of time • Substantial proof is given to prove that a parent is unfit • Lack of parental involvement in the children's life or no strong parent-child bone • One parent is prone to alcohol or drug abuse • It is not in the child's best interest to grant one parent sole custody Joint Custody This is when the parents share equal rights and is also known as shared parenting.
The parents will be ordered to prepare a schedule with mutual consent or the court will if the parents cannot do it.
When choosing this type of child custody there is some things that are taken into consideration such as: • The parents ability to cooperate on issues that are related to their children • The parents active involvement in their children's life and can give the proper child care Most of the courts favor these types of child custody cases because they believe it is more beneficial for the children to have a good relationship with both of their parents.
It helps to reduce the trauma to the child when they are separated from one parent.
Temporary Custody While the divorce proceedings are going on the family court can give a ruling on the child custody cases if the parents cannot come to an agreement out-of-court.
Although the ruling states that it is temporary custody, after the divorced is finalized it is usually upheld as permanent.
This could be because changing the child custody ruling could adversely affect the children and disturb their routine.
These are just three of the different child custody cases that can occur when parents initiate divorce.

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