Custody Problems

A major problem in child custody is the interference by one parent with the custody and/or visitation rights of the other parent. This section provides information on how to enforce a custody and/or visitation order or agreement and also information on how the law deals with situations where one spouse moves to another state or takes the child away to another state (parental kidnapping). Please click in the links to know more:

  • Interference with Custody or Visitation FAQ : Answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to interference with child custody or visitation, such as remedies for when a parent fails to live up to his or her court-ordered obligations.
  • Child Custody Relocation Laws : Basics of laws that govern how unmarried parents can relocate, with respect to child custody and visitation arrangements, including the importance of consent and issues related to distance.
  • Interstate Custody Arrangements : How parents work out child custody and visitation arrangements when they live in different states, including an in-depth explanation of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
  • Interstate “Full Faith and Credit” Custody Law : Links to various sections of the interstate “Full Faith and Credit” custody law which, among other things, requires states to observe and adhere to child custody laws from other states.
  • Virtual Visitation : How parents can use telephones, the Internet, and other technological aids to visit with their noncustodial children when face-to-face meetings are not a viable option.

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