Sometimes it may seem like there`s an endless offer of help for parents who can`t agree to share custody of their child, but finding resources for parents who actually compromise and cooperate can feel like they`re looking for a needle in a haystack. The mother has custody of the children. As such, the children reside at the mother`s address of residence and the mother is entitled to family allowances paid by the father. In the event of the death of the mother or in the event that the mother is unable or unable to perform her duties as custodial parent for the children, the father assumes all these responsibilities as a custodial parent. The mother has sole and exclusive custody of the children and all final decision-making powers with respect to essential matters affecting the well-being of the children, including matters of education, religion and health care. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the father is in any case (except in cases of emergency) the opportunity to participate in decision-making on such important matters. Custody is about the right to make important decisions about the child`s education and well-being. These decisions include things like where they go to school, what religion they follow, and when they go to the doctor. Generally speaking, the courts tend to grant shared custody to parents, which requires them to advise and agree on their upbringing. Where a parent lives in another State, the question may arise as to which State is responsible for determining custody.
The Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act uniform states that the child`s “state of origin” – or the state in which the child lived six months before the custody proceedings. A custody agreement is used by parents to define the details of how they will educate their child or children together, when they are no longer romantically involved. The agreement deals with issues such as physical and legal custody, visiting plans, health insurance, university and, if desired, family allowances. Parents can use this document to develop a plan that is satisfactory to both parties on how they will raise their children together without having to cede control of decision-making to a judge. If both parents can be civilian and work in the best interests of their children, they can save time, money and energy by establishing a custody agreement themselves. . . .