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Who has Custody of a Child When the Parents are Not Married?

patrickcrawford | June 8, 2020

When a mother has a newborn, that mother will automatically have all of the legal parental rights and responsibilities of a mother who was married. These include the right to physical custody and the responsibility to support the child financially and emotionally. Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 39.2 percent […]

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Are You Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Crisis?

patrickcrawford | April 20, 2020

Stay-at-home orders are tough on everyone, especially if you have children at home with you who are restless or who might not understand what’s going on. The situation can become even more stressful if you are in a shared custody arrangement with your child’s other parent. This only adds to the concern and uncertainty, and […]

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The Importance of a Detailed Parenting Plan

patrickcrawford | December 26, 2019

Divorce can be more difficult when you have children for many reasons. First, worrying about the emotional effect of divorce on your kids can be stressful, as each child will handle the situation in a different way. There are also practical concerns as well as emotional ones, as you will need to settle on a […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for Parents Who Share Custody

patrickcrawford | September 18, 2019

When two parents are getting divorced, it can be easy for negative emotions to take center stage. However, if you allow your negative emotions to continue throughout your divorce and afterward, it can have an emotionally adverse effect on your child. Child custody will be a major part of any divorce case when the spouses […]

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When Should You Fight for Sole Custody?

patrickcrawford | August 28, 2019

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the legal system generally favored mothers in custody disputes. The consensus was that children belong with their mothers. Over the years, courts have come to recognize that – except for in extreme situations – children fare best when they spend a considerable amount of time with […]

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Child Custody FAQ

patrickcrawford | July 29, 2019

If you’re going through a divorce, you likely have questions related to child custody arrangements. You are not alone in this. Familiarizing yourself with the answers to several frequently asked questions should help you better understand what to expect as you move forward with the divorce process. If you have child custody concerns, it’s it […]

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