POUGHKEEPSIE, New York. If you are getting divorced, or plan to live apart from your partner, you may have questions about child custody. Making child custody decisions can be among the most stressful, emotional, and challenging decisions a splitting couple may have to make. The child custody attorneys at the Law Office of Danielle Fenichel in Poughkeepsie, New York work closely with families to help them develop a parenting plan that works for them. For many families, child custody is an unknown legal landscape. The unknowns can be more frightening than the knowns. However, celebrity child custody disputes can actually shed some light on the common concerns that can arise.
Protective orders and child custody. One of the most difficult questions that can arise in child custody is when one parent worries for the safety of the children. This usually occurs when one parent has faced domestic violence charges or charges of child abuse. According to the Daily Beast, the FBI closed an investigation on Brad Pitt regarding an incident that occurred in a private plane. Despite these investigations, the couple continues to work out their child custody plan, with the Daily Beast reporting that Brad Pitt reportedly said that he and Jolie have been unable to finalize their child custody arrangement.
Flexibility in child custody parenting plans. When parents make decisions about child custody, children may be young. These parenting plans should take into account changes that may need to be made as children get older. Parenting plans can be hard to change, but having provisions that allow for growth and change can prevent unexpected surprises. According to Newsday, Guy Ritchie and Madonna faced a child custody fight, when their child decided to live with his father in London. This went against the couple’s initial child custody agreement which allowed for the son to live with Madonna when the child was 8.
Child Support. Children have the right to enjoy a standard of living based on both parents’ incomes. When one parent’s income is much higher than the income of the other parent, or when parents disagree about child support, the courts may have to get involved. Child support can also change over time. If a parent’s income goes up or lowers, the child support numbers may change. In the case of Britney Spears’s high profile divorce, her children are supported through a conservatorship controlled by her father, according to Newsday.
Child custody questions can be complex. They involve your children and they raise questions about your family’s future. If you are facing a child custody battle or have questions about child custody, contact the family lawyers at the Law Office of Danielle Fenichel in Poughkeepsie, New York. Our firm works closely with families and can help you find the solution that is in the best interest of your children. Every child custody situation is unique, but families must have a parenting plan in place and abide by New York law when it comes to paperwork and child support. Our firm can answer your questions.