Every year, thousands of wonderful parents choose to welcome a child into their home and family by the process of adoption. Before proceeding with adoption, it is critical for families fully understand the legal realities of the adoption process.
When parents separate, appropriate arrangements must be made regarding the children. Specifically, parents must resolve issues of custody, possession and access, and financial support for the children.
Generally, individuals born in the United States are United States citizens. However, some individuals born outside the United States may nevertheless be United States citizens, depending on a variety of factors and circumstances.
In a custody dispute, parents often wonder what impact the child's preference has, and should have, in the Judge's custody decision. This week's blog will examine how the child's preference influences the outcome of the typical custody case.