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Understanding Modern Child Custody

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As with many of the legal tenets associated with divorce, child custody laws vary from state to state.  There are, however, a few basic principles that all states currently comply with when determining how and where a child of separated/divorced parents will reside and be reared.

The phrase typically associated with the determination of which parent will be granted custody of a child (or children) is the “best interests of the child.”  This is what a judge seeks to find during the course of divorce proceedings.  When sole custody is granted, the norm now is to pick the parent that exhibits the most suitable living situation for the child (the best scenario for a child’s mindset and tangible needs).  This differs greatly than the method used up until roughly 40 years ago, where the mother was routinely, and almost automatically, granted full custody.  Unless it was proven that the mother was grossly unfit to care for her child, she would usually be deemed the sole custodian.
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Weird Divorce Laws

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Divorce can sometimes be harrowing, frustrating and even severely emotionally debilitating.  Then, of course, there are the divorce related circumstances that are just flat out bizarre.

Well, luckily nationwide lawmakers never miss an opportunity to cement court case verdicts into permanent mandates.  While our research department was hard at work drumming up and categorizing important and helpful factoids related to divorce legalities, some of us (…ahem) were busy finding “Funny and Odd Tales from the Annals of Divorce Law.”

Here are some of the oddest divorce laws on record, all of which are currently active.
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