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August 2014 Archives

Modification of Child Custody & Visitation in Jupiter, FL

In a modification of child custody & visitation proceeding, there is no requirement that the change in circumstances be involuntary in order to modify time-sharing. In Wilks v. Cronin the Florida Court of Appeal recently stated: "The former husband, Brian Wilks, appeals the Order Granting Former Wife's Motion To Dismiss rendered follow¬≠ing an evidentiary hearing. 

Child Custody and Visitation in Boynton Beach, Florida

In a child custody and visitation proceeding under the Hague Convention, if there is a wrongful removal or retention of a child, the child must be returned unless it can be shown that: (1) the action for the child's return was commenced more than one year after the removal of the child and the child has become well-settled in his or her new environment; (2) the petitioner consented to or subsequently acquiesced in the removal or retention; (3) there is a grave risk that the return of the child would expose him or her to physical or psychological harm; or(4) the return of the child would not be permitted under the fundamental principles of the requested country relating to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Convention also allows courts to decline to order removal if the child objects, if the child has reached a sufficient age and degree of maturity at which it is appropriate to take account of its views.

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