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Category Archives: Child Custody

MotherSon

What Should Be in a Parenting Plan?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The centerpiece of a child custody arrangement is the parenting plan. A judge will want to see a plan in writing before signing off on a custody order, so you need to develop one. You should also begin thinking very early in your divorce because parenting plans are not easy to write. One way… Read More »

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Preparing for a Child Custody Fight

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Ideally, parents can work out a custody arrangement between themselves and mutually co-parent effectively. Through cooperation, parents can come up with a parenting plan that works for everybody and that promotes the child’s relationship with each parent. However, the reality of divorce is often much different. Despite many clients’ best intentions, a custody fight… Read More »

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Custody Rights of Same Sex Couples

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The recognition of same sex marriage in this country has changed the landscape of this institution in America. However, given the newness of this development and gaps in the law, the way same sex couples are treated in the areas of divorce and family law are not necessarily the same as heterosexual spouses. The… Read More »

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FatherSon

Navigating Child Custody Exchanges

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Sharing custody of a child after divorce can involve walking a path littered with the possibility of having an explosive argument at any time. Depending upon how acrimonious the divorce was, having simple and civil conversations can prove challenging. Unfortunately, splitting time with a child invariably requires regular communication and physical contact to accomplish… Read More »

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Planning to Relocate as a Divorced Parent

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Life takes a person in many unexpected directions, and circumstances that seemed fixed can change in an instant. Relocating to a new city or state is one of those decisions that often comes on the heels of changing jobs, going back to school, or moving closer to family. When a person is divorced with… Read More »

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FatherDaughter

Study Shows Fathers Disadvantaged in Child Custody Cases

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Stereotypes of proper parenting invariably put the father in a secondary role as the parent providing order and discipline to the household. The bulk of caretaking duties and decision making is left to the mother, who is presumed to be better equipped to provide this support. While this exaggerated dynamic is rarely seen in… Read More »

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When Will a Court Approve the Modification of Child Custody?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Navigating the world as a divorced parent is full of ongoing challenges, both to meet the child’s needs and to keep a civil and functioning relationship with the former spouse. Sharing child custody is a balancing act of protecting the rights of each parent and keeping the child safe and secure. Once a plan… Read More »

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FatherBoys

Making Decisions in Child Custody Is Shared

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

When a couple with children divorces, the relationship is never really over because of the lifelong connection they have through their children. Further, when child custody is shared, which is the case in most families, divorced parents will see one another and remain in regular communication about the child as long as the child… Read More »

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InVitro

Custody Rights over Frozen Embryos

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Having a child is a wonderful experience that many couples strive to achieve. For a variety of reasons, a couple may seek assistance with reproduction, including the creation and freezing of embryos for use at a future date. This procedure costs a lot of money, time, and emotions, but if successful, the sacrifice is… Read More »

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Sole Physical Custody vs. Joint Physical Custody: Which Is Better For Your Children?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce is deciding whether you or your ex will have custody over your children. Traditionally, sole physical custody was typically granted to one parent, and visitation rights granted to the other parent. However, with more and more studies showing that joint custody is more beneficial for… Read More »

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