Jun 19, 2012
Avoid breaking custody laws in the US
As custody laws vary from state to state it would be beneficial to know the laws of the state you live in. For instance if you would like to go on a prolonged vacation with your kids to another state, educate yourself about the custody laws in that state. The children belong to both husband and wife and permission has to be granted if one of you want to cross over into another state. If you are not sure what to do, get in touch with an attorney who can advise you of your rights in your state.
Work together as a team
It is easier to get along with a former spouse than become an enemy when you have children and need to discuss legal matters. You don’t want to fight. You want to have respect for one another especially when it comes to children and their rights. If you are both agreeable parents it will be easier to talk about custodial rights and custody arrangements and what you can both do to facilitate matters. You want to keep the lines of communication open to avoid breaking custody laws. State websites in the US are the best places to get information. Go online and read as much as you can.
Be amicable for the kids
Be a team and work together to familiarize yourselves with state laws and custodial rights. There are also states which have family court services agencies which can provide information and advise you on the arrangements of your specific case. Keep the lines open with your ex spouse so that you can discuss things between you and don’t break the law. If you are concerned that you are doing wrong check with an attorney and discuss the matter. There is a lot of information you have to know regarding custodial rights and state websites are a good place to find them.
Whether you decide to be amicable or enemies is your choice; you are still the parents of kids whose rights have to be protected. Raising a child differs from state to state and it would be wise to be up to date on changes in custody law matters. Keep abreast of your state’s custody laws. Knowing the law is the best way to avoid breaking it.