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In awarding counsel fees, the court must consider whether the party requesting the fees is in financial need; whether the party against whom the fees are sought has the ability to pay; the good or bad faith of either party in pursuing or defending the action; the nature and extent of the services rendered; and the reasonableness of the fees

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-support, Child-visitation, Counsel Fees, Divorce

Our court rules require the referral to mediation of all genuine and substantial issues regarding custody of children or parenting time issues

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-visitation, Mediation

Settlement agreements in family matters are contracts, and should be enforced according to the original intent of the parties, to the extent that they are just and equitable

Posted in *All Posts, Child Relocation, Child-custody, Child-support, Divorce, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

Absent exigent circumstances, changes in custody should not be ordered without a full plenary hearing

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody

A child has an interest in a prompt determination of custody and parenting time disputes

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-visitation

Calculating the amount of a fee award

Posted in *All Posts, Child Relocation, Child-custody, Child-support, Counsel Fees, Divorce, Domestic-violence

Determining what custodial arrangement is in the best interest of a child

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody

An application for removal requires an initial inquiry into the type of parenting arrangement between the parties and whether the matter is actually an application for a change in custody as opposed to a removal case

Posted in *All Posts, Child Relocation, Child-custody

Modification and enforcement of child support orders; and the doctrine of forum non conveniens

Posted in *All Posts, Child Relocation, Child-custody, Child-support, Jurisdiction of the Court, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

There is no mechanical presumption that either the father or the mother is entitled to custody at a fixed age

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Joint Custody

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