Child custody is an important matter that comes up in divorce. Choosing the right custody arrangements in your case is also vital because the arrangements you make will affect your child now and in the future.
One thing that may lead to a mother or father losing their right to see or take care of their children is being determined unfit. However, what you believe is an unfit parent may not be the same as what the law dictates to be unfit.
In a child custody case, the most important thing is that your child is receiving care and support. If you and your spouse cannot agree on a parenting plan, then the court will do so for you. The judge will create a plan that appears to be in your child's best interests.
One problem parents often run into when they have custody is when a child falls ill. When a child is sick, there is a question as to whether it's a good idea to move the child. The child may want to stay where they are or return to the other parent for comfort, depending on the situation.
You want your children to live with you full-time after your divorce, but you know it's best for your little ones to spend time with both parents. Then the unthinkable enters your mind. What if the family court judge decides your children should live with your ex, and you become one of those parents who only see their kids every other weekend?
Most of us certainly can't relate to the lifestyles of the rich and famous, except when it comes to our children and what's best for them.