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November 2, 2016

What Happens If We Cannot Agree on a Custody Arrangement?

Custody attorneys are a must when the fate of your regular interaction with children is at risk, but we’ll be able to summarize a few key points here. There may be times when two parents have disagreements about how the child is raised, where the child should live and how much time the child should spend with each parent.

how does your attorney practice family layHopefully, these matters can be resolved during the rulings or before. The judge will typically write up a list of parenting orders to help any divorced parents who want the child to be raised a certain way. These parenting orders can cover a lot of ground, such as how the child will be reared, what kind of religious upbringing they will receive, how they will be disciplined, who they will spend most of their time with, what they will be allowed or not allowed to do and more.

The orders set out rules to fend off any potential disagreements and to ensure that both parents are in agreement about how the child is raised. If there is a dispute after the orders have been drawn up, then the parents may return to the judge and request that new orders be created to reflect their new decision about child rearing.

Not every request for new orders will be seriously entertained, and parents will have to abide by what the law has to say on the matter when they are deciding on parenting orders.
If one parent violates one of the orders, then there may be penalties and fines that they have to pay.

If the parents cannot agree on certain aspects of the child’s custody arrangement, then they may be sent to counseling to resolve the matter. This may not be possible if there is a history of family violence or child abuse in the family, and other alternatives may be sought.

In some instances where the parents cannot agree on certain aspects of custody or child rearing, the courts may make a decision for them. These decisions may be rescinded and changed later, if the parents come to an agreement on the matter and ask permission to make changes to the parental orders.

November 2, 2016