Category: Child Custody

Final, But Not Necessarily Permanent – Modifying a Custody Order

A party seeking to modify a prior order of custody must demonstrate sufficient change in circumstances to warrant an alteration of the existing custody arrangement, and that such alteration is in the child’s best interest.  Only when a substantial change in circumstances has been successfully established may the court proceed with a best interest analysis.[1] Interference… Read more>>

Termination of Parental Rights

In the absence of surrender, abandonment, persisting neglect, unfitness or other like extraordinary circumstances, a parent may not be denied custody.¹  The right of a parent to raise his or her own child is a fundamental right subject to the protection of the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. When a state moves to destroy… Read more>>

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