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Child Custody Information for Fathers


Fathers who are working on gaining sole or joint custody of their children following a divorce will find resources to help in their efforts. Check here for information on custody laws, ideas to strengthen your cases, and ways to avoid losing custody.

1. Making Joint Custody Work

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With an ever increasing legal trend toward joint custody or mutual custody, fathers need to know what it takes to make joint custody a good solution for them, their kids and their kids' mom.

2. Child Custody Definition

What the legal system means by child custody.

3. Frequently Asked Questions About Parental Alienation

Learn about parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome. Find out why it happens, how it happens, and what you can do about it if you believe your children's mom is working to alienate them from you.

4. Review of Rabies Mom

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A book review of Rabies Mom by Jack McGowan and Pat Carroll. This book tells a hear-wrenching story of divorce, child neglect and the resultant fight for custody by Pat Carroll to save his children.

5. Custody Disputes and Non-Married Couples

Child custody disputes frequently arise during divorce proceedings. However, it is possible for a custody dispute to arise between parents in same-sex relationships or parents who never married. Often times, grandparents might petition the court for custody of grandchildren. The court will handle these matters on a case-by-case basis, based on specific state law.

6. Child Custody Options

Generally, separated or divorced parents are either seeking sole or joint legal and/or physical custody.

7. Child Custody Laws in the United States

Each state has different laws related to child custody. Find the child custody laws for all 50 states and learn whether or not your state presumes joint custody.

8. Preparing For a Child Custody Evaluation

The custody evaluation process is nerve-wracking for any parent. Make sure you are thoroughly prepared for your custody evaluation.

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