Three siblings, ages 7, 6 and 3, are currently in foster care and are the subject of a child custody and adoption dispute. Their aunt, a Utah woman, wants to adopt them to keep them in the family, but the foster parents evidently want to adopt them too. The children were removed from her brother's home earlier in the year after a neighborhood boy was allegedly accused of molesting the girls.
The Supreme Court of the United States has started the process of determining which cases will be heard during the next term, slated to end in June 2013. This week, the high court agreed to hear a custody battle involving a father who is a United States citizen and a mother who is a citizen of Scotland.
Obtaining a child support modification order in the state of Utah can be a complicated process. Following a divorce, a spouse may realize that the original order of support is not nearly enough to meet the basic needs of his or her child's day-to-day expenses.
While it is not always discussed, the visitation rights that must be considered in the wake of a divorce can include more than those of the divorcing parents. In some situations, visitation rights for grandparents also become an issue - and, occasionally, litigation ensues as a result.
Determining visitation and custody rights in the wake of a divorce can be emotionally draining and complex. For military couples facing child custody issues, the legal hurdles can be even greater. Military families can encounter unique problems that their civilian counterparts do not have to consider.