Parents in Washington know that much of what they do every day is in an effort to do what is in the best interests of their kids. This is usually the case in child custody matters where parents sometimes fight for the right to have their kids live with them much of the time. It is also at issue in a case set to be heard by the nation's highest court in April.
Rape is a horrific crime that affects too many women in Washington and across the nation. In fact, one recent statistic shows that as many as 12 percent of all women in our country report that they have been the victim of such crimes. Of these, 4.7 percent become pregnant from the rape. These women may be surprised to learn that they could become involved in a child custody matter as a result of the incident.
A new proposal being discussed in Olympia could make changes in a Washington law. The changes could come to the child custody laws that govern visitation and custody in our state. The proposal comes after the deaths of a man and his children during a parent-supervised visit last year.
The prescription for and use of medical marijuana is becoming more common in many states, some readers in Washington know. For some people in our state and across the nation, the use of the controlled substance, even while legal, has come under scrutiny in child custody matters both during and after a divorce. Now one state is considering the problem.
Child custody matters can be contentious in Washington and across the nation. Each parent wishes to secure a child custody arrangement that they feel is in the best interests of their children. In many cases, it is left to the court to decide with whom a child will live after a divorce.
Washington child custody matters can be contentious in many cases. The complexity of such matters can be increased when one of the parents involved is a citizen of a foreign land. When this happens, already tense negotiations between parents as to who will have primary child custody can become even more emotionally charged when each parent wants to take the child to their respective homelands.
A married couple and a biological father are embroiled in a child custody matter that may be of interest to our readers here in Washington. This child custody case has led the parties to make a request for review by the highest court in the nation. If it is accepted for consideration, the decision by the Supreme Court could affect people in every state who face such child custody issues.
Celebrity housewife Adrienne Maloof, who is going through a divorce, has asserted to the court in a recent petition that her husband has a very short temper and that he has used physical force against her, and possibly their children in the past. Such allegations are not uncommon in Washington and elsewhere during a bitter divorce, particular when child custody is an issue. This case is on the West Coast, and the couple, Maloof and Paul Nassif, star in the reality television series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
The living conditions of a 10-year-old boy are at the heart of a battle between his two wealthy parents. This may be a familiar subject for some in Washington, regardless of their personal wealth. In this child custody case, the boy has been in the custody of his mother since her divorce from his father, but the father is now seeking to change that arrangement.
Washington couples who are going through a divorce spend much of their time negotiating the specifics of the divorce with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. Topics up for negotiation include the division of assets, the family home, and in some cases, child custody. For many families, the decision about which parent should have custody of any minor children is often a contentious and emotional one.