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Louisiana women charged after neglecting and starving a child

Criminal charges can be significant in child custody and divorce cases. A parent with a criminal record, especially if it involves any kind of child abuse, can have a difficult time convincing a judge that they are fit to maintain custody. In…
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New York news reports on celebrity mother who may lose custody due to drug use

Some states allow extended family members to petition for custody if there are serious problems with one or both of the parents, or if no one else is available to care for a child.  Local news for New York reported on a child custody battle…
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Divorced Florida father left his child alone for several hours

Local news for southwest Florida reported on a child neglect case that brings up a number of custody issues.  Florida man allows his child to walk down the street alone for hours The incident happened in Charlotte County, where a father…
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Florida child custody laws would change if proposed bill passes

Local news for Florida reported on some upcoming proposed changes in state law that would affect custody cases. One of the writers for the publication issued an editorial about how these changes would be applied in practice. Child custody…