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Resolution of a request to change custody requires the court to consider the custodial parent’s fitness and the child’s welfare

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August 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

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A motion for a change in custody will be governed initially by a changed circumstances inquiry and ultimately by a simple best interests analysis

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July 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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The history of domestic violence, like parental safety, is one consideration in determining the best interests of the child, not a presumption that predetermines that key issue

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July 29, 2014 at 10:29 am

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Visitation and custody are subject to continuing review

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July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

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In any custody or visitation determination, the primary and overarching consideration is the best interest of the child

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July 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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To establish a prima facie case for modification of a custody arrangement, the moving party must show a substantial change in circumstances and that the changed circumstances affect the welfare of the child such that his or her best interests would best be served by modifying custody or visitation

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July 2, 2014 at 8:50 am

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Once a third party has been determined to be a psychological parent to a child, he or she stands in parity with the legal parent

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May 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

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A kinship legal guardianship for a child provides a more permanent option than foster care when adoption is not feasible or likely

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May 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

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In evaluating whether the requisite changed circumstances exist, the court must consider the circumstances that existed at the time the current custody order was entered

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May 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

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A psychological parent has standing to assert custody rights to a child

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May 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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