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Tips for making custody exchanges safe and comfortable

The custody exchange is one of the most important aspects of a child custody arrangement. You and the other parent will need to exchange custody of your children multiple times per week, sometimes even daily, depending on the agreement in place. This many encounters could become problematic if you and the other parent do not get along well. Follow the tips outlined here to make the exchange safe and comfortable for all involved.

Co-parenting is vital to a child's success

Many in Nebraska are realizing that family law needs to be reformed. According to one citizen in the state, the single largest cause of fatherlessness is judges. Children who grow up in homes where their father is not present can be seriously affected -- and not positively.

Can a parent regain custody of a child after rehabilitation?

Coming to terms with addiction through rehabilitation is an important step along the path to healthy living for many people. Unfortunately for parents who struggle with addiction, that step may come with additional hardship if a court revokes custody upon the parent entering a rehab facility.

Should dads stay in the house during divorce?

You're a father of two young kids. You and your spouse have decided to get divorced. Is it time to move out and get an apartment while the legal process plays out? It can take months. Since the relationship is already over, doesn't moving out make the most sense?

State reps calling for stronger child custody protections

Two state representatives, one from Pennsylvania and one from New York, are seeking stronger protections for kids who are involved in custody cases across the country. The two representatives, both women, have called for hearings to review the practices of family courts. The resolution created also asks family courts to quicken case resolution when violence is present.

Parents seeking legal protections as surrogacy soars

Surrogacy in the United States is soaring of late. In 2004, there were 738 babies born via surrogacy in the country. In 2015, that number jumped to a whopping 2,807. The majority of the increase is attributed to the advent of gay marriage. Some women who serve as surrogates are paid up to $30,000 to carry the baby that is created via the egg and sperm of others.

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