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Evidentiary hearings in a custody or parenting time dispute

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October 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

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A party seeking modification of a judgment, incorporating a property settlement agreement regarding custody or visitation, must meet the burden of showing changed circumstances and that the agreement is now not in the best interests of a child

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September 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

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Under joint custody, the legal authority and responsibility for making major decisions regarding the children’s welfare is shared by both parents

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September 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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Our family courts are obliged to provide parens patriae oversight to children, whether the children like it or not

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September 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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A decision that permits a minor child to assume the mother’s maiden surname may only be reached after the court has ensured there has been compliance with the requisite procedural requirements for seeking such relief and affording the opposing party a full opportunity to challenge the allegations supporting the application

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September 16, 2013 at 8:12 am

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To establish a prima facie case for modification of a visitation 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 the current arrangement

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June 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

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A psychological parent relationship with a child

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June 16, 2013 at 8:33 am

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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

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May 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

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When a parent seeks to modify a parenting time schedule that parent must bear the threshold burden of showing changed circumstances which would affect the welfare of the child

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April 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

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The court should seek to advance the best interests of the children where their parents are unable to agree on the course to be followed

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March 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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