Many parents in Florida have had to deal with an international child custody dispute. These cases typically involve a parent taking their child to another country, in violation of a court-ordered child custody or visitation plan and over the objections of the other parent.
Most child custody disputes are between the child's parents. But families can be much more than parents and children. Grandparents also can play an important role in children's lives. Many grandparents would do anything to avoid losing their relationship with their grandchildren. But disputes with the child's parents often cause that relationship to become disrupted.
If you are a pet owner, chances are good that your dog or cat is more than just a pet to you. For many Americans, pets are family members in much the same way as their children are. Perhaps it comes as little surprise, then, that pet custody disputes are an increasing trend in family law and are sometimes as contentious as child custody and visitation cases.
Family law judges are bound to settle child custody disputes with the child’s best interests in mind. When a parent is either compelled or chooses to move a significant distance away from the child’s current home, this situation is considered to be a move-away case. And whether or not child custody and visitation arrangements have been set prior to the move-away, this significant change in location can inspire questions about whether the move is in the child’s best interests.