One of the biggest misconceptions in English law is the notion of custody. So, unlike in many countries, we don’t have custody in England. We separate out parental rightsand the issue of a child’s care. So, you have parental responsibility, which is the decisionmaking powers in relation to a child The right to be informed and consulted about key aspects of the child’s upbringing and then you have the residence and contact arrangements, as it’s known, which is obviously howa child’s time is divided. A lot of people wrongly assume that the more time a child spends with a parent
the greater their decisionmaking powers, and the greater their parental responsibility in contrast tothe other parent. That’s not the case at all and even on very unequal care arrangements if both parents have got parental responsibilty in the eyes of the law they’re equaland their decisionmaking powers are equal. A lot of people wrongly believe that if the child lives with them they can do what they want withoutreference to the other parent. So that can include changing schools, and also going on holiday
is a very common issue that comes up. A lot of nonresident parents wrongly believe that they don’t have the right to take a child on holiday and often a lot of resident parentsbelieve conversely that they can. In law, if both parents have got parental responsibility then they need the consent of theother to go outside the country for a holiday Unless they have what used to be known as a residence order, which is now a child arrangements order, in their favour in which case they can go on holiday for up to 28 days without the consent of the other.
So long as that’s not overriding a provision within the order whereby the child needs to be spending time with the other parent within that window of time. There is no such thing as a standard arrangement for the care of children. Each individual case is always looked at on its own merit So for some families, an arrangement where, forexample, a child lives with one parent during the week and sees the other parent every other weekend might be a perfect arrangement. For other familiesthat’s not going to work at all and something like a shared care arrangement
whether that be exactly 5050, or just a high amount of time in both households may work a lot better. Each case will always be looked aton its individual merits, looking at what the child’s particular needs are and what the care that each parent can give. So a lot of people sometimes don’t putforward suggestions that they think would work because they think that they areconstrained by this normal ‘standard arrangement’ but in reality that hasn’t existed for many years..
SameSex Adoption Upheld By US Supreme Court
This week the Supreme Court voted unanimouslyto reckon a woman’s rights in a samesex adoption case. This overturned in Alabama ruling thatwould have voided the adoption. This come from a lesbian couple, one of thewomen had three children while they were together. Thankfully the Supreme Court is coming outon the right side of this. Here are the details. To win adoption rates, the established temporaryresidency in Georgia. After they had split, they agreed with theSupreme Court gt;gt; Tutorial buffering gt;gt; A fairly rare case, and here is a section of the ruling.This is extremely important, not just for the people
in this case and people in Alabama, but rightnow about thirty states great second parent adoptions to gay and lesbian couples by lawwill record rulings. Importantly, in many of those states thatdo allow some sort Ã± some form, if the Alabama state Supreme Court decision had been allowedto stand, were upheld, that could have nullified the ability to have those adoptions in literallydozens of states across the country. gt;gt; It’s nice to know that these ugly custodybattles happen in samesex relationships just like to do it hetero relationships. gt;gt; That goes to Jimmy Dore’s joke about howhe thinks gays voted against legal marriage.
gt;gt; The Supreme Court ruling is correct. Inthis case, I think the ruling is going to benefit the children as well.it is wrong for you to try and cut that person off as soon as your relationship ends, thisperson has been there for your children. This person has been there and part of yourlife and your children’s life, and it should remain so. gt;gt; You have to respect the other state laws, if you don’tyou are going to have chaos. Alabama visit, Massachusetts is not goingto listen to them, know that is a mess. That is not a difficult position, and in factthe ruling in the first place, it is ridiculous.
They had to know it was not going to stand,it might not have even withstood in a deeply conservative court that it used to be.The Supreme Court at this point unsigned saying no chance here, obviously you are wrong.That is why I bring that up, because conservatives sometimes go, even if they are on the SupremeCourt in a state like Alabama, I don’t care what the law is, I don’t care that I’m ona Supreme Court and I’m a judge in the United States of America, I’m not going to listento the most obvious flaw that there is, that we have to respect each other’s laws. Becausewhy? Because I don’t like gay people, according to a document that has nothing to do withour laws.
You might like that document, but that’s notwhat runs the country. I don’t care a bunch of court justices say.So remind me again who the activist judges are? The conservative and Republican judgeswho say that their religion trumps our law. Thank god they lost out on that today..