How can I get my spouse's visitation time to be supervised? The court will not order supervised visitation unless there has been a history of domestic violence, sexual abuse, alcohol or drug abuse or a pattern of harming the child. If you are concerned about the safety of your children
I Don’t Think It’s Safe For My Children To Have Any Contact With My Spouse. How Can I Prove This To The Judge?
I don't think it's safe for my children to have any contact with my spouse. How can I prove this to the judge? Keeping your children safe is your top priority. Talk with your attorney about a plan for the protection of you and your children. Options might include a
What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a document detailing how you and your spouse will parent your child after the divorce. Among the issues addressed in a parenting plan are: Custody, both legal and physical Parenting time, including specific times for: * Regular school year * Holidays * Birthdays
If My Spouse Is Named Primary Domiciliary Parent Of My Child, How Much Time Will Our Child Spend With Me?
If my spouse is named primary domiciliary parent of my child, how much time will our child spend with me? Schedules for noncustodial parents vary from case to case. However, historically, the standard schedule for noncustodial parents is alternating weekends and one evening during the week. Additionally, holidays are alternated
How is child custody decided? The parent who is awarded custody has the responsibility and authority to make all fundamental decisions regarding the child's welfare. Examples of fundamental decisions, include, but are not limited to issues such as religion, education, and non-emergency medical treatment. You can be awarded either sole
Abadonment is rarely an issue in custody litigation unless one parent has been absent from the child's life for an extended period. Under Louisiana law, abandonment is determined by the facts and circumstances of each case. It must have occurred without a just cause or excuse. The intentional absence of
Domestic violence is a regrettable reality for some Louisiana families. It is also true that possessing a history of domestic violence does not necessarily prevent individuals from seeking and obtaining visitation with their child. However, courts must consider several critical factors when determining allowable visitation for parents who have a
In most instances, no. Judges make every effort to protect minor children from the conflict of their parents. For this reason, most judges will not allow children to be present in the courtroom to hear the testimony of the other witnesses. Although the risk that your spouse may share information with
I’ve Been Told Not To Speak Ill Of My Spouse In Front Of My Child, But I Know My Spouse Is Doing This All The Time. Why Can’t I Just Speak The Truth?
It can be devastating for your child to hear you bad mouthing his or her other parent. What your child needs is permission to love both of you, regardless of any bad parental behavior. The best way to support your child during this time is to encourage a positive relationship
Visitation refers to the time a child spends with the parent with whom the child does not live. A child has a right to time with both parents. If a court finds that visitation with the other parent is in your child's best interest, the court will set up a schedule