A committed same-sex couple cannot live together any longer under a morality clause in one of the women's divorce decrees. A state judge recently ordered the couple to cease cohabitating because one of the women has a child custody agreement that is bound by a morality clause.
Determining child custody can be one of the most stressful and difficult parts of the divorce process. Of course, there are some rare cases where parents can see an obvious child custody arrangement based on relative work commitments, living situation, and economic resources. But, more often than not, both parents desperately want as much time with their child as possible, which can lead to a prolonged battle for what exactly that entails.
What if you never got to know your own biological child, but this was not your choice? In fact, let us say that you never knew you had one. That was the case for one man. When his sister happened to recognize a child's resemblance to the family, the man discovered he had a child.
The religious and personal beliefs of a district court judge were the main issue in the appeal of a child custody decision that was recently heard by a three judge panel in a state appeals court. On appeal, the father of the children cited comments made by the judge during the original trial stating that she agreed with the mother as to a specific religious belief.
In what may be considered the greatest test of will and mental fortitude one Army Sergeant has ever had to face, he has finally received custody of his daughter after 22 months. In what can only be described as circumstances out of a movie script, the father and daughter will finally be reunited following the latest court appeal.
A pretty dark shadow has usually been cast on divorce in Las Vegas and across the country, especially when the split includes children. The thought of the separation ruining a child's life often comes to mind when parents are making the decision to break up. Although the split can be hard on kids, one father points out that it can also be the best thing for the child-parent relationship.
The typical child custody dispute usually deals with a couple and their children, but a recent case coming out of Maryland may interest Las Vegas readers due to its unusual circumstances.
When one thinks about divorce, there's the image of a couple parting ways or a family learning to deal with a new child custody arrangement. When making the decision to divorce in Las Vegas, these types of immediate issues are usually at the forefront of most people's minds. But divorce can bring ramifications in other parts of life as well, such as the workplace. In a recent Huffington Post article, a single father detailed the discrimination he feels in the workplace as he tries to juggle his career and family life.
In our previous blog post, we discussed a new report from the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency, which states that disabled parents have a high likelihood of losing custody of their children based solely on their disability. In one of many startling statistics, the report states that as many as 80 percent of parents who suffer from psychiatric or intellectual disabilities lose custody of their kids.
It is estimated that more than 6 million children in Las Vegas and throughout the United States have disabled parents. Certainly, these families face unique challenges as they navigate everyday life, many of which require considerable creativity and adaptability to overcome.