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The Different Kinds of Child Custody

One of the many variables to consider when separating a union or marriage is the children involved, if there are any. After all, the separation will affect the child all of his, her, or their lives and it is the rights and well-being of the child that must then be put into consideration and prioritized above all else.

In the website of Arenson Law Group, PC, they state that there are four different kinds of child custody situations that parents are often subjected to, depending on their circumstances and capabilities. It is important to understand all these situations. The first is noncustodial parent visitation type of relationship which is to say that the parent who is not the one legally responsible for the child and has custody of the child cannot visit the child without immediate, approved supervision from the court and guardian.

The second kind of type is the supervised visitation. Parents who fall under this type of visitation setting are then allowed visiting rights to their child within a secure area where they can be monitored during the allotted hours of visitation allowed. This may be due to the fact that the parents in question are at risk for whatever situation or are presented to be, in any way, a danger to themselves or those around them.

Another type of visitation is that of grandparents’ visitation. This one can be a little bit trickier since by court order, grandparents are not the immediate family of the child but this kind of visitation can be allowed if it is in the child’s best interest. This is usually done if the child in question has been adopted by a step parent or if one of the child’s parents has been missing for over a month. Grandparents cannot file for this kind of visitation if the married couple is still together.

The last kind of custody is amenable should the couple in question be amicable with one another and if each parent has displayed equal capability of care for the child as the fourth type is through parenting agreements. It is then an optimized and customized plan between the two parties that then place the needs of the child first in order to make sure that the child can live a life as fulfilled and happy as possible between the split of their parents.

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