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June 2018 Archives

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ordered to change custody plans

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but their celebrity status has done nothing to protect them from an all too common issue that plagues many New York divorced couples: balancing their children's time between their households. After Jolie and Pitt split, Jolie maintained custody of the pair's six minor children, but recently a judge ruled that Pitt must be allowed greater access to and more time with the five youngest of their kids.

Parenting provisions will help you be a successful co-parent

Parenting provisions are specific snippets of language that you put in a child custody or parenting plan to ensure that you and your ex are on the same page when it comes to rearing your child. These provisions lay the foundation of your future co-parenting relationship. They provide both structure and flexibility for smooth communication, enable parents to handle specific details and outline your obligations as a parent.

The role of a Guardian ad Litem in child custody cases

When parents are divorcing in New York and are unable to make a decision regarding child custody, the decision is often left up to the judge in the case. During child custody proceedings, both parents have an opportunity to present their arguments in favor of and against a certain child custody arrangement. But, who is there speaking in the child's best interest? A guardian ad litem can be that spokesperson.