When Do You Need to Determine a Custody Arrangement?

When Do You Need to Determine a Custody Arrangement?

Child Custody
There are many different scenarios in which two parents will need to determine how to divide child custody. While custody is often associated with divorce cases, it also arises in other situations. Divorce or Legal Separation When two parents are married and they decide to end the marriage, they will need to sort out custody issues before the court will grant the final divorce. Often, judges will issue temporary custody orders during the divorce case if the parents are not living together. Even if parents are not yet ending their marriage under the law, they might be seeking a legal separation. This type of case also requires the parents to divide their custody rights. Paternity Cases and Unmarried Parents Some child custody cases happen outside of a divorce or legal…
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