Divorce is always difficult, especially on children. When a child's world is about to be split between two homes and two independent people, New Hampshire courts try to make sure their needs are attended.
There may come a time in the weeks, months or even years after parents in New Hampshire divorce when one parent wishes to move. For example, a parent might receive a lucrative job offer in another part of the state or they may wish to live closer to family. However, if a parent has custody of their child for at least 150 days of the year, there are certain legal requirements they must meet before relocating with the child.
Parenting, according to some, is the hardest job a person will ever love. This adage captures the joys and frustrations that come along with a child in a person's care. Given the importance of a safe and healthy upbringing, it is no surprise how far some parents would go to secure legal custody of a child.
The United States can appear divided over many issues, including the causes and effects of mass incarceration. However, parents can rally around the fact that children are negatively impacted by their guardians' criminal behavior. Recent research indicates that we do not fully understand the emotional and financial toll of having parents behind bars.
Child custody hearings can be difficult events, with separating parents sparring over their access and responsibilities to children who have little power over their fates. New Hampshire, however, is seeing an increase in a different kind of child custody case.
Have your kids just gone back to school for the first time since you and your spouse broke up, or are they switching to a new school this fall?