The custody information provided in this Toolkit is broad and general. Each answer is very short and simple. This means we have left out many details and many possible complications. This information is intended to help you understand the kinds of issues that may come up in custody case. It is NOT intended to address every possible situation. As always, it is best to talk with a lawyer about particular problems.
What is child custody and who decides it?
Who has the right to custody of a child?
What forms does the Court require for custody and visitation?
What is the Parenting Plan and why is it important?
Why is the Proposed Parenting Plan important?
What happens after we submit a Joint Proposed Parenting Plan?
What happens after we submit Individual Proposed Parenting Plans?
What does a Premediation Screener do?
What happens at mediation?
What if we can't agree at mediation?