(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Custodial Parent: A parent that has the legal right to the physical custody of its child, either under the provisions of a state law granting custody, or under the provisions of a court order granting custody of the child to one of its parents in preference over the other parent.
Michigan Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Comp. Laws § 710.68 Nonidentifying information may be provided to:The adult adoptee The adoptive parents Birth parents and adult birth siblings Identifying information may accessed by any of the persons listed above... Focus on Kids: The Effects of Divorce on Children
Reviewed and Updated by Janet A. Clark, Associate Program Leader and Associate State Specialist Art Schneider, Regional Human Development Specialist Parents who are going through divorce often believe it is in the best interest of the children to shield them from the stress of the situation.... Getting on With Your Life - What to do After the Divorce is Final
Business and personal records Make sure you have the originals of deeds, notes, car titles and other documents that should be in your possession. Record any deeds or titles transferred to you as a result of a property settlement. Update or make a will. Without a will, property that goes to your... Enforcement of Court Ordered Child Support Payments
Enforcement refers to the actions taken to collect child support, spousal support, and/or medical support. Enforcement Remedies Income Withholding A court or administrative order directing the non-custodial parent's employer to deduct child support from his/her wages. This is one of the...
Non-Custodial Parents Out Of Luck When Form 8832 Withheld
If you are a non-custodial parent claiming one of your kids as a dependent, do you have Form 8332 (Release of Claim to Exemption) signed by the custodial parent and attached to your return? If you don't, as far as the IRS is concerned, you don't have a right to the exemption. You might... Non-Custodial Parents Out Of Luck When Form 8332 Withheld
If you are a non-custodial parent claiming one of your kids as a dependent, do you have Form 8332 (Release of Claim to Exemption) signed by the custodial parent and attached to your return? If you don't, as far as the IRS is concerned, you don't have a right to the exemption. You might... YOUR MONEY-What's even worse than a divorce? For some, it's the taxes
"Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. That's because receiving alimony, dividing up property and other assets "can become complicated very... Arizona House rejects move notice to noncustodial parents
The Arizona House on Tuesday rejected a bill that would have made it more difficult for a divorced mother or father to move with the children without getting the approval of a court.
Should I Serve The Petition Personally?
January 28, 2008, 9:30 pm
Many states allow for you to serve the non-custodial parent with the petition for termination of parental rights and the petition for adoption yourself, instead of paying for the service to be done for you. It can cost several hundred dollars to have someone served with court documents, so many... Can We Hear it for the Parents?
December 29, 2012, 10:43 pm
As much as I appreciate how hard my kids have been working lately, and how well they've been doing, I want to acknowledge how hard it is to parent RAD kids. It seems to take superhuman self-control, patience, understanding and empathy. I think all parents are called on from time to time to... Is It Always Abandonment?
January 24, 2008, 7:02 pm
I was recently contacted by a noncustodial parent who needed help in their situation, they wanted to know how to go about willingly terminating their parental rights to a child of theirs. This particular situation is not one that most people would think about when they think about a parent...