We know: All About Child Custody Law
What is child custody law?
Child custody law determines which parent or relative should have physical and/or legal control and responsibility for a minor (child) younger than 18 in the case of divorce or death. It also determines visitation.
What are the different types of Child custody?
What is child visitation?
Child visitation occurs when the non-custodial parents gets to spend time with the child. A parenting plan is usually worked out to determine when visitation can occur.
What is a parenting plan?
The parenting plan is an agreement between that defines whom the child lives with and who makes decisions for the child. The parenting plan may include:
Can a custody or visitation order be changed?
In the case of job relocation, re-marriage, or a parent's inability to comply with agreements, you may go to court to have the custody order or visitation agreement modified. Parents may choose to modify the agreement between them.
Does failure to pay child support affect the visitation schedule?
Child support is a separate issue than visitation. You cannot deny access to a child because of lack of payment.