Contributed by Kate Haakonsen
By Kate Haaksonsen, partner at Brown, Paindiris & Scott
This post is courtesy of Kevin Emerson, an attorney at Brown Paindiris & Scott:
Let's say you and your ex-spouse have been divorced for a few years and you have two children together. Overall, you are doing a good job co-parenting. There have never been any major issues in your joint decision making and the children are doing well and are happy with their current parenting schedule. You then get a great new job offer - higher pay, better benefits, better work hours. However, taking this new position would require you to relocate to another state. Of course, you would like the children to join you. Your ex-spouse does not agree to you relocating with the children to another state.
The terms "child custody" and "visitation" are quickly becoming obsolete in the court system. The legal community is now moving toward using terms like "parenting time," "parenting plans" and "parental responsibility." If you are divorced or considering it, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the terms below:
It's a new year, and with the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, now is a great time to set goals. While many people focus on physical health when it comes to New Year's resolutions, legal health is something to consider as well. We've put together a quick list of three legal New Year's resolutions that might be worth tackling in 2019.