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What you can do about an international child abduction

International child abductions are classified into two categories by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. They are abductions FROM the U.S., and abductions TO the U.S. Both are covered under what is known as Hague Abduction Convention.

The importance of co-parenting effectively

When parents divorce in Ohio, it is usually the children who suffer the most. They now have two different households to live in. When parents cannot come together, it has a negative impact on the children who often feel as if they are stuck in the middle. This is not good for anyone. Parents need to work together and learn to co-parent effectively.

Lesser-known benefits of joint-custody arrangements

As an Ohio parent who has gone through a legal separation or divorce, you may not, depending on your situation, necessarily want a joint-custody arrangement with your former partner. Going from having your child in your care consistently to only seeing him or her at certain, predetermined times can prove difficult, but you may find some solace in knowing that joint-custody arrangements offer a number of benefits not only for your child, but for you, too.

Back to school custody issues

As the school gets underway in Ohio, divorced parents may find the stress increases when it comes to co-parenting effectively. The school year brings about many changes and new focuses for the kids and the parents. Getting back into the swing of things and finding a schedule that works can be challenging, especially if children are involved in many extracurricular activities.

Child custody laws in Ohio

When a couple with children separates or divorces, becoming familiar with the details of parental legal rights can be challenging. In Ohio, there are specific guidelines each parent must follow when going through child custody procedures. Various aspects, including court orders, parental responsibilities and visitation time are all part of determining child custody arrangements.

Working through stressful custody issues

As the parent of a child, any number of concerns may arise, from paying or receiving child support to taking your child to school. However, custody can be an incredibly overwhelming issue to work through, especially for parents who already have anxiety due to divorce. Hartley Law Office understands how upsetting these matters can be for parents in Dayton, and in cities across the entire state of Ohio. However, it is essential for you to remain focused.

Tips for successful visits with noncustodial children

If you live in Ohio and have a child who is not in your custody, maintaining a strong relationship with that child may benefit both of you. It is not always easy to maintain solid relationships with children who do not live with or near you, and this may be particularly true if the situation between you and your child’s other parent is especially acrimonious. At Hartley Law Office LLC, we understand that you may only get the chance to visit with your child on rare occasion, and we have helped many clients navigate the complexities of visitation agreements and improve familial relationships.

Is joint custody best for children?

Children are often silent victims of divorce. The stress and anxiety of having a family separate and move to different homes can be extremely hard for a child of any age to deal with. Parents often get wrapped up in the legalities of the divorce process, and may overlook the needs of their children. In some cases, parents may become so emotional that they fail to see the damage that they are doing to their children by keeping them away from the either parent. As part of the settlement, the couple or judge presiding over the case must determine whether sole or joint custody is best for the children involved. A study shows, however, that in many cases, joint custody is the most beneficial to children of divorce.

2 methods for seeking custody modifications

Though the child custody terms that you and your ex-spouse reached at the time of your divorce may have fit the circumstances of that moment, you may come to realize that those terms do not fit your current situation. As a result, you may want to seek modifications to the child custody agreement. However, simply stating that you desire a change will likely not act as enough reason to move forward with modifications.

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