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Effects of Child Custody

- Once upon a time, a traditional family structure was created by one man marrying one woman and procreating. Within the last few years, this has begun to change. Family structures are now being changed and created through divorce and remarriage, same-sex partners, and single-parents. When the leaders of these family structures can no longer co-exist, divorce or separation comes. If children are involved, a custody agreement needs to be arranged. A custody agreement never seems to be black and white especially with new family structures evolving....   [tags: traditional family, step parenting]

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Child Custody Evaluations

- Child custody is a difficult and sensitive matter. During the disputes people go through multiple interviews, background checks, and other privacy invading matters. Child custody evaluations are need when parents are divorcing. This is all done in order to obtain custody of one or more children. The children do not have to be the parents biological children in order to be able to fight for custody of the child. In the evaluations multiple factors are taken into consideration. Through the entire process the most important aspect about the outcome of the evaluations, is that the child’s best interest is always the main factor....   [tags: Interviews, Background Checks, Privacy]

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Custody Of Children During The Pendency Of Trial

- Child Custody laws The courts are asked upon to decide in respect of custody of children during the pendency of trial. The question of custody of children is an important matter which affects the children and parents emotionally, economically and socially. The matrimonial courts have been empowered under the matrimonial enactments to decide such questions and pass orders relating to custody, education and maintenance of the children from time to time. Such orders can be modified, revoked or changed....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Childhood]

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A Right For Child Custody After Divorce

- Did you know in Iran, women don’t have a right for child custody after divorce. Iran’s law system has changed intensely after Islamic rule took power. Before the revolution, women had the right to divorce, disagree with their husband about having a second wife and the custody of children in case of divorce. After the Revolution, many laws favoring women’s rights were reversed by the minister in power. The constitution does not view a woman as a person, but recognizes her only as part of a family, as a mother and wife....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Divorce, Family law]

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The True Intent Behind Child Custody

- Love or Vendetta. Forty-one percent of a couple’s first marriage ends in divorce, according to mckinleyirvin.com. Also, Seventy-five percent of children with divorced parents live with their mother while forty-three percent of children growing up nationally, are raised without their fathers. Many factors leads to the decision of the child’s custody, although mothers usually win. However, what if both parents are capable of providing a decent life for the child. Unhealthy relationships between parents can question the true intent behind child custody....   [tags: Mother, Father, Marriage, Parent]

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Child Custody-Court Observation

- After half an hour of searching, finally I have the opportunity to observe a court in person for the first time. At the 302nd Family Court in downtown Dallas on the 3rd of Dec, 2013, the case I was observing was a child custody case between Anna Smith and David Smith. The case number as show on the board outside the court is DS-12-08126. Furthermore, the Judge of 302nd Family Court is Tena Callahan. It was quite an experience when I step inside the Court building and don’t really know where to go....   [tags: personal experience account]

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Criminal Investigations, In Custody and Miranda Warnings

- Discuss the differences between the terms interview and interrogation. Interviewing is talking to people, who are not suspects in a crime but who knows something and knows who is involved in the crime. Also getting their information, and asking questions to them, and knowing when to translate or interpret. The main people involved when getting information at a crime scene is the witnesses, criminal and the accuser (Orthman, Hess, 2013). Interrogation questioning of the suspects, once the suspect is known of their identity and where they reside the person who is the participant of the crime could make a statement, confession, refusal, corroborated with self-supporting documentation that could...   [tags: differences between interview and interrogation]

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Same-sex Parents in Custody Cases

- When considering the word “family”, many people think of “Mom+Dad+2.5 children”--the nuclear family of television sitcom. However, this definition of family is a new interpretation that fit the rapid housing expansion of the Cold War years in the Western world. Conservatives have often decried the breakdown of this definition of family as a primary reason for their opposition to same sex marriage. As this was the predominant family structure for a lengthy period of time, most family law decisions have been written with this paradigm in mind, defining a husband/wife relationship as the norm....   [tags: Gay Marriage and Custodial law ]

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The Importance of Collection, Custody and Preservation of Forensic Evidence

- The collection, custody and preservation of forensic evidence is a vital aspect of evidence integrity, without proper adherence to these procedures, crucial evidence that could potentially have great impact on a court case could be rendered useless. In the case of criminal proceedings, a skilled defence lawyer will look to scrutinise every step taken by forensic practitioners’ involved within the case in regards to the continuity of the evidence, in doing this they attempt to undermine the practitioner’s ability to properly carry out strict evidence collection, protection and preservation procedures and also look to find fault in the techniques they used to carry out these procedures....   [tags: Criminology ]

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What Happens If He Gives You Full Custody?

- ... But I’m not gonna screw my mom over like that. I might not like her, but she is still my mom.” “Then how about the easier method. Bribe a judge, or a social worker. Social workers don’t make much, hell I bet it would even cheaper than paying your lawyer fees. For the social worker at least. The judge might cost a bit more.” There was a long pause and as it drew out, I resisted the urge to turn back and face him. “Tell me you haven’t thought on that?” “Fine, you win, I didn’t think about that.” “Why not?” “I don’t know Taylor, maybe I’m not as smart as you?” He said, the statement dripping with sarcasm....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2006 singles]

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The Child Custody Protection Act

- The Child Custody Protection Act The Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA), introduced on March 23, 1999 by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (with currently 128 cosponsors), would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion in contravention of a state law requiring parental involvement in a minor's decision to obtain an abortion (or judicial waiver of such a requirement). A violation of the Act is a Class One misdemeanor, carrying a fine of up to $100,000 and incarceration of up to one year....   [tags: Papers]

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Community Return to Custody Facilities in Colorado: A Program Evaluation

- Community corrections are an integral part of Colorado’s criminal justice system. Community corrections’ programs not only promote economical practices with state funds but also provide offenders with rehabilitative services in a supervised environment, thus enhancing public safety. Moreover, treatment programs, although effective in penal institutions, are more effective within community settings (Aos, Miller, & Drake, 2006; Lipsey, Chapman, & Landenberger, 2001). Community corrections’ programs generally serve three types of offenders: a) diversion clients, who are under the jurisdiction of the probation department and placed in community corrections’ programs as a diversion from prison; b...   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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The Appropriate Role Of Counsel Of Divorce And Custody Matters

- ... W has no cash reserve with which to pay you enough money to finance a full trial on these issues. However, there is a large amount of equity in the marital home, which she proposes to sell as part of the divorce. So, she offers to grant you a mortgage on the marital home in order to secure future legal fees. What is your response. Explain. Modern rules of professional conduct Rule 1.8 (i) states, “A lawyer may accept property in payment for services, such as an ownership interest in an enterprise, providing this does not involve acquisition of a proprietary interest in the cause of action or subject matter of the litigation contrary to Rule 1.8 (i).” Based on the Model Rules of Professi...   [tags: Marriage, Law, Divorce, Mediation]

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Legal Custody Of New York Department Of Child Safety

- ... Precious has been the victim of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse since the age of three years old. Precious’ father, Carl Jones, raped her since she was three. Precious’ mother, Mary Johnston, allowed the sexual assault to happen for years. Precious now has two children, Mongo and Abdul, conceived by her father. Precious contracted HIV from her father. Due to the sexual abuse, Precious’ mother created a hatred towards Precious and began to physically and emotional abuse her. Precious reports a love for mathematics....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Jean Piaget]

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Women, Crime, and Custody in Victorian England by Lucia Zedner

- Upon hearing the term, “The Victorian Woman,” it is likely that one’s mind conjures up an image of a good and virtuous woman whose life revolved around the domestic sphere of the home and family, and who demonstrated a complete devotion to impeccable etiquette as well as to a strong moral system. It is certainly true that during Victorian England the ideal female was invested in her role as a wife and a mother, and demonstrated moral stability and asexuality with an influence that acted as her family’s shield to the intrusions of industrial life....   [tags: domestic sphere, women]

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Bourke and Rendall’s Careful Custody of Christian

- Throughout the years, wild animals in captivity has been a topic of great controversy. The debate lies within the animal itself; some people believe that having animals in captivity strips them of their natural instincts and thus ruins the animal. In contrast, other people believe that keeping certain animals in captivity can save the animal from the cruel world it would have been forced to live otherwise. In the novel A Lion Called Christian, the latter opinion had taken on a unique twist and was brought to life through Anthony Bourke, John Rendall and their lion, Christian....   [tags: Animal Rights]

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The Father's Rights in Child Custody Issues

- The Father's Rights in Child Custody Issues      In the United States today more than one-half of all marriages end in divorce. The purpose of this paper is to examine the reason why women have typically received custody of the children far more often than the fathers. In order to better understand child custody one must first examine how fathers have often times been left out of the picture, and conversely why mothers have had such hard times raising children on their own. This paper will first examine the perspective of a father who has lost custody of his children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Classification and Prison Security Levels

- What is classification. According to page 160 chapter three classification is the process of dividing an inmate population into manageable groups for custody and treatment purpose. There are different types of classification. The different typed are external classification, internal classification, classification process, initial classification and reclassification. Classification can be based on psychology, education vocational, health and other needs. It can be determined by prison site, housing assignment, working assignments and availably of treatment programs....   [tags: Programs, Custody]

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Applying The Joint Custody Decree For The Removal Of The Child Out Of State

- Before the district court considers a petition to modify the joint custody decree for the removal of the child out-of-state, the petitioning parent must first clear the threshold hurdle. Druckman v. Ruscitti, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 50, 327 P.3d 511, 515 (2014), reh 'g denied (Sept. 24, 2014). The threshold hurdle requires the petitioning parent to prove a sensible, good faith reason for the move, Holder v. Polanski, 111 N.J. 344, 544 A.2d 852, 856–57 (1988), other than to frustrate the other parent’s visitation with the child....   [tags: Family, Interpersonal relationship, United States]

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Protective Custody in Australia During Both World Wars

- Protective Custody in Australia During Both World Wars At the outbreak of both World Wars many people of an alien nature in Australia were interned into protective custody. As an example during the First World War 6,890 Germans were interned, of whom 4,500 were Australian residents before 1914; the rest were sailors from German navy ships or merchant ships who were arrested while in Australian ports when the war broke out, or German citizens living in British territories in South-East Asia and transported to Australia at the request of the British Government....   [tags: Papers]

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Sex Change Complicates Battle Over Child Custody

- Sex Change Complicates Battle Over Child Custody Florida state law does not recognize same sex marriage. In this case, the law had no way of proving whether or not Michael Kantaras is a man or a woman, since having a female to male sex change. Depending on this, it will decide whether or not he (pending on decision) will be able to keep custody of his adopted children. If society had not let technology surpass their conventional thinking and laws, this case would be easier to decide, or at least not pending on the sex of Mr./Mrs....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Law Enforcement Must Read Your Miranda Rights

- ... Is defined by the concept of Federalism and the specifically enumerated powers granted the Federal government by the Constitution. Miranda Rights, protect from interrogation once they’ve been taken into custody However , it does protect person/witness at a scene of a crime .One can quite easily implicate themselves during routine questioning at a scene of a crime. Evidence for questioning at that time can be used against them in court. Once taken into custody, a suspect has to be read his/her rights....   [tags: constitution, custody, criminal]

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Everything Changes in a Child's Life with Divorce

- Many things may make a childhood less than ideal, one of the most marring things that can happen to a child is their parents deciding to get a divorce. This news can shake up any person’s life but can really scar a young child who most likely does not have the capability to comprehend what is going on and what is about to change with their life. From their family structure to emotional state to academics and everything in between, everything is about to change in their young life. In the year 2014, two out of every five youth in America will have to deal with the reality of having divorced parents (Moutria)....   [tags: parents, relationships, custody]

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Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013: Parental Uncertainty in Cases of Guardianship, Custody and Access

- [1.1] Introduction In certain scenarios, where the law in Ireland fails to explicitly outline the rights of the parent, the judicial adjudication in relation to guardianship, custody and access is fundamental to ensuring that the well-being of the child remains secure. Although there is some sense of legal certainty in respect of married parents and their children, this is not consistent with the situation that non-marital parents sometimes face due to the outdated legislation of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964(1964 Act) as amended....   [tags: Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013]

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A Day in Court in ‘Keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People out of Custody’ by Chris Cunneen and David McDonald

- DETAILS OF MATTER BEFORE THE COURT On the 11th of March 2014 at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, the lowest Court in the judicial hierarchy, a criminal hearing (file number D12223078) took place in Court 4 between the defendant, Adam Caleb Hines and Victoria Police CIU Transit. Senior Constable Ryan was the Informant in this matter. Magistrate Rozencwajg conducted the Court proceedings on this day. The defendant was late and as a result the hearing was adjourned for half an hour. When Court resumed the Clerk communicated to the Court to ‘please stand’ when Magistrate Rozencwajg entered the room, and to ‘please be seated’ once Magistrate Rozencwajg was seated....   [tags: magistrate, lawyer, defendant]

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The Effects Of Divorce On Children Before Filing For Divorce

- ... In an article by Kathleen O’Connell Corcoran “Children 's psychological reactions to their parents ' divorce vary in degree dependent on three factors: (1) the quality of their relationship with each of their parents before the separation, (2) the intensity and duration of the parental conflict, and (3) the parents ' ability to focus on the needs of children in their divorce.” Each factor has an important role whether the child is male or female. Ninety percent of women have custody of their child after divorce even without going to court (Corcoran)....   [tags: Emotion, Marriage, Child custody, The Child]

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Divorce or Annulment

- In the failure of marriage, most couples nowadays prefer to have a divorce or annulment. For them, separation is a lot easier than forcing a relationship to work. However, the consequences of divorce appear to have greater impacts on children and not just on the couple. The custody of the children is usually brought into court settlements to determine which party, whether the mother’s or the father’s, qualifies for custody. In this regard, lawyers require help from mental health experts who would make evaluations of both parties....   [tags: Social Issues, Custody of the Children]

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The Effects Of Divorce On Children 's Life

- ... The non-custodial parent is also required to reassure the children a sense of security when the children are with them. The non-custodial parent is also responsible for maintaining the visitation and financial agreement that was established by the judge. Non-custodial parents also must adhere to keeping only positive interactions with the custodial parent. If the children had positive relationships with both parents prior to divorce, the outcomes will be positive if routines and procedures are continued from when the children lived in intact families....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Family, Child custody]

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How Divorce Is Affected By Poverty

- Divorce is most commonly followed by an economic or financial issues that impact the people of families that are involved with the divorce. It also affects the government and taxpayers in the form of increased funds or increased taxes to be paid or given to the people who need it. These people of divorce affected by poverty will need help to be able to live in a good house, have medical assistance, food, utility, and many other things (Schramm, D., Harris, S., Whiting, J., Hawkins, A., Brown, M., & Porter, R., 2013)....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Poverty, Child custody]

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Divorce Is The Best Option For Divorce

- Background and Introduction Before explaining how much effect a divorce has on children I would like to give some background and statistics on divorce in the United States. In the United States it is estimated that 40-50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. If a previously divorced person enters into a second marriage, they have an even higher risk for divorce in the second marriage than in the first. The risk of divorce in second marriages is about 60% (Hawkins 41) According to this same article on the reasons for divorce states that, “The most common reasons people give for their divorce are lack of commitment, too much arguing, infidelity, marrying too young, unrealistic expecta...   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Child custody, Alimony]

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Article Review: “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse”

- INTRODUCTION The main aim of the “If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse” article, was to propose, “how women work to negotiate formal systems in relation to child custody and access in the context of woman abuse” (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p. 78). Academic and community researchers, including a social action group, collaboratively conducted the entire article in two adjacent suburban communities in Western Canada (Varcoe & Irwin, 2004, p....   [tags: Article Review ]

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Mrs. Holmes 's Case For Divorce Against Anthony Holmes

- ... Holmes’s paternity situation can cause an unstable household that effects the minors’ family life. Therefore, unless a cooperative agreement can be made between Mr. and Mrs. Holmes there is a probability for Mrs. Holmes to receive primary physical custody of the children. However, with the past precedent set by Hill v. Hill, legal custody will be granted as partial if both parents cooperate or in the cooperative parent’s favor, sole legal custody. In the case of Hill v. Hill the mother petitioned for physical custody on week days as well as alternate weekends....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Family law, Child custody]

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Marriages Are Neat. Out Of 10 Marriages

- ... When they talk nice to each other and they understand what the plan is (Lee and Bax). It would help a lot of the parents lived in the same school district. If money isn 't an issue, it would be great if both parents could provide essential at each house so the child/children don 't have to carry it from house to house (Lee and Bax). The other type of custody is sole legal custody. Sole legal custody is when a parents gives up the right to make decisions about the child/children, but still has obligations for them (Lee and Bax)....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Child custody, Family law]

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The Court Hearings At The Burien Courthouse

- ... According to the grandmother, she found her grandson in deplorable conditions. The grandmother found in multiple occasions her grandson crying, while the parents were fighting. Her daughter would call her to ask her for help when the couple fought. When the grandmother arrived to the couple’s home, she would find her grandson unattended and broken stuff on the floor. The grandmother and the father mentioned that the mother was actively involved in the fights. Thus, she was not only the victim, but the abuser, too....   [tags: Family, Family therapy, Mother, Child custody]

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The Case Of Elenita L And Romer N. Fajota

- For the purpose of the paper, I will summarize the facts and leading events of the case of Elenita L and Romer N. Fajota. As reading through this trial I discovered that judges don’t always make the right decision for families or individuals. Likely in this case it is presentably true. Elenita and Romer got married in June 2005 and have three minor children together. As their marriage progressed, in the beginning of the year 2006, Romero became physically violent against Elenita. Romer committed various acts of violence against her and stated in court that it continued “even while pregnant with their second child”....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Child custody, Family law]

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The Civil Act Of The United States

- The amount of child support is based on child support guideline which the family court has published . II. Marriage and divorce in the United States A. History of Marriage in the United states In the United States, family law has been governed by state regulations not only because of the federal system, but also because family relationships are diversified by each social norms and customs. In some cases, a state law matter becomes a federal issue with the Supreme court’s decision. For example, the Supreme court holds that getting married is the fundamental right that every person has, and holds that banning interracial marriage violates equal protection therefore unconstitutional ....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Family law, Child custody]

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Selecting A Minnesota Divorce Case

- ... If you are uncomfortable doing so, your case will suffer. With this guide, you will find the best attorney for your case. Why Does Divorce Mediation in Minnesota Work. Mediation is used in a multitude of legal disputes, ranging from business partner disagreements to contested custody issues between parents. In a vast majority of these cases, mediation settles the dispute in a few hours. Mediation is also a successful method of finalizing divorce disputes, and divorce mediation in Minnesota is used by thousands of couples every year to settle their cases....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Child custody, Family law]

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Divorce And Its Effects On Children

- The major portion of the 1.5 million children in the United States whose parents divorce every year feel as if their world is being shattered. Many families are torn apart each year due to divorce. When children realize that their parents are not going to work out together, it is heartbreaking. It is a proven fact that the younger children are when parents get divorced, the worse the affects are. When children are involved in a divorce, it not only affects them emotionally and physically, but they are also affected socially; and they feel like a social outcast....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Child custody, Family law]

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Complaint Against W. John Camp

- I wish to file a complaint against W. John Camp for his actions and behavior in regards to the ongoing custody proceeding regarding my daughters. The situation and Mr. Camp’s pattern of unethical behavior has been developed over a number of years, but I have failed to complain on the advice that it might further jeopardize in the eyes of the court. At this point his tactics have been so effective I have no apparent rights or privileges with the court and therefore have very little to lose. The summary of complaint focuses on three main areas: 1) I believe Mr....   [tags: Court, Lawyer, Procedural law, Child custody]

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How to Care for Aging Parents

- The book, ‘How to Care for Aging Parents’ is authored by Virginia Morris and with a forward by Robert M. Butler. In up-to-date new edition, the author completely revised and expanded over 200 pages of the text, covering the emotional, the legal issues and procedures, the financial aspect of every kind, medical related issues, and logistical related issues in caring for the elderly. The author The author is an award winning journalist, Virginia Morris has devoted her career to research as well as writing about health care, political issues, medical research and related social issues for over two and half decades....   [tags: Virginia Morris, elderly, care, custody, guide]

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Children in the System

- Tim plays ball with his dad everyday after school; his mother calls them in for dinner where they all enjoy each other’s company, everyone is happy and no one ever argues. This sounds like the ideal depiction of the perfect family, not all children have a fictitiously perfect family like Tim’s. Not all children have, what in today’s day and age appears to be a privileged lifestyle. Living in a happy home composed of two parents that care for them. Children in America and all over the world are being brought up in homes that seemed unconventional up to a few decades ago, but now appear to even be normal....   [tags: child custody cases, child protective services]

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Should Parents Lose Custody of Extremely Obese Kids?

- In the recent decades, obesity has grown into a major health issue in the United States within young people. With 31 percent of the United States of children being obese, the United States has become the country with the highest rate of obesity in the world. Obesity is not only found among adults, but it is also now found mainly among children and teenagers. The childhood is a very important period for the initiation of obesity especially in this time. Eating practices that children are taught or learn during childhood affects a person later in their life whether they know or not....   [tags: Child Obesity and Parental Negligence]

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Safeguarding the Rights of Suspects in Police Custody

- If you were a suspect being questioned in a police station, which of your rights would you exercise and which would you waive. Which of your rights would you regard as the most important. Why. For many suspects the process of questioning in a police station is very stressful with 60%[1] confessing or making damaging admissions. The ability to take advantage of the right to silence and right to see a solicitor in theory should help to alleviate some of this stress and consequently prevent false confessions which may constitute towards the 60% of confessions....   [tags: Legal, Law, Rights]

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Struggle for Children’s Rights

- “I want a permanent divorce,” this is a saying of a 10-year-old wife - who was suffering from child marriage (Worth, “Voices Child Marriage Yemen”). Child marriage is a terrible scenario for children, especially for little girls. They are forced to marry, before they are mature enough due to social norms, traditions and their family members, whom they are depending on. According to statistics in 2013, in Bangladesh, the child marriage prevalence under the age of 18 is 66%. 240 among 100,000 child wives died, when they gave birth....   [tags: Divorce, Custody, Parents. Children]

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Louisiana’s Public Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriage and Legitimacy of Children

- The Current State of the Law in Louisiana Louisiana’s Public Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriage and Legitimacy of Children Whenever matters of same-sex marriage arise, politicians and conservatives in Louisiana quickly reference Louisiana’s Constitution and the Civil Code, which ban and make it against public policy to enter into or acknowledge same-sex marriage. Louisiana’s public policy argument against same-sex marriage is primarily to protect their civil law tradition of marriage. The consensus from the senate floor was the civil law tradition had to be protected by more than just the Civil Code to continue the historic tradition of marriage existing only between a man and woman, and t...   [tags: civil code, conservatives, public policy]

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Parenting Capacity Evaluation Practices: Are They Efficient?

- Parenting Capacity Evaluation Practices: Are They Efficient. Findings amongst marriages and cohabitation that end in dissolution have shown custody and access disputes to be the “single biggest issue in civil law” (Roesh, Zapf, Hart, 2010). The role of forensic psychology regarding this issue is seen in the form of parenting capacity evaluations, otherwise known as child custody evaluations. Although many dissolved marriages or relationships end without the need of such evaluations, it is important to understand the current practices regarding custody cases and the evaluations provided by forensic psychologists in these cases....   [tags: attachment, civil law]

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Is the Approximation Rule in the Best Interest of the Child?

- Since the late 1970s there has been substantial change in the judicial system regarding child custody hearings (Symons, 2010). The end of the 20th century sparked a public demand for more custodial options including joint physical custody (refers to the day-to-day care of children), joint legal custody (refers to a parents rights and responsibilities regarding major decisions involving children) and a general increase in paternal involvement in children’s lives post-divorce (Symons, 2010; Atwood, 2007), 1982 marked the first year where a father in North America was granted sole custody (Amato, 2001)....   [tags: approximation rule gender biases]

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Children With Behavioral Disorders in Single Parent Homes

- Unfortunately, we live in a world were economic times are tough. It can be a struggle for parents to adequately support children - especially if there is only one parent. According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development about 15.9 percent of children world wide live in single-parent households. In the United states alone there are approximately 13.7 million single parents today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S....   [tags: depression, conduct disorders, children]

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Mr. Douglas, Case

- Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, Fortunately, the court is likely to grant you custody of your grandson, Jack. Under certain circumstances, North Carolina courts will grant child custody to third parties. N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.1(a). Custody disputes are settled based upon which party the court determines to be in the best interests of the child. Perdue v. Fuqua, 673 S.E.2d 145 at 148; N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.2(a). However, when the party seeking custody is not the child’s biological parent, such as a grandparent, standing must be established prior to any determination regarding the best interests of the child....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Father]

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Discrimination Against Men

- Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. In today’s society, men are being discriminated against through the media, suffering from parental custody discrimination, being discriminated against in the courtroom and even for their choice of career. BBC reporter David Benatar said that, “the second sexism is that across the world men are more likely to be conscripted into the military, be victims of violence, lose custody of their children and take their own lives” (Castella, 2012)....   [tags: violence, stereotypes, media]

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The Paternity Of Child Support Programs

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The Effect of Divorce on Parent and Child

- Divorce is a plague that is destroying numerous families across the United States of America. Sadly, when husbands and wives divorce, the children are often caught directly in the middle. Throughout the years divorce has been becoming more and more common. In the 1920's it was a rare find to know a person whom had been divorced, today it is a rarity not to know of one who has been, or will be divorced. Divorce has numerous effects on the structures of families, and many devastating effects on the children that must experience it, although sometimes necessary, divorce radically changes the lives of adolescents and adults alike....   [tags: Sociology]

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Legal Memorandum on the Dissolution of Marriage

- Legal Memorandum Topic Dissolution of marriage including child support and custody issues Facts Forest and Olive Green have decided to obtain a dissolution of marriage, after twenty years of marriage. She and Mr. Green have already had several arguments concerning child support arrangements for their children Kelly Green, age 14, and Moss Green, age 10. Mrs. Green thinks that it would be best for the children if she and Mr. Green had joint custody of the children. Along with this, Mrs. Green wants to be able to receive child support from Mr....   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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Adoption Options in Louisiana for Same-Sex Couples are Extremely Limited

- The Louisiana courts have remained conveniently silent regarding de facto, or psychological, parentage in their legislation and case law. In Gill v. Bennet, a grandmother appealed a lower court ruling, claiming she was the “psychological parent” of her grandchild because of a guardianship order from an Indiana court. The court noted there are no cases or statutes expressly addressing de facto parents in Louisiana. There have been custody and visitation cases regarding claims of “psychological parent” by grandparents, which resulted in the development of La....   [tags: de facto parent, law, couts]

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Trauma Informed Services - Understanding The Layers of Trauma

- A behavior is an attempt to meet a need and therefore has value. (Amy Hagan, 2014) The above statement says it best. Ms. Hagan’s fantastic presentation began with a short video ‘clip’ to apply to the exercise “Client Video Assessment”. The video was Seabiscuit. In the “Client” Assessment of Seabiscuit, we identified his (the client) characteristics, personality and traits, before, his trauma(s). Then we identified his trauma exposures, “what happened to Seabiscuit,” and his poly victimization, complex or continuing and ongoing vicarious traumatization, throughout a long period versus a single event....   [tags: victim, community, behavior]

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Clinical Assessment Of Mental Health Centers Newspaper Article

- Clinical Assessment in Mental Health Centers Newspaper Article Clinical assessments help us to know if the patient has any disease or mental disorder clinics. That helps has the patient can receive the correct diagnosis and the effectiveness and useful treatment for the patient who able have more efficient results in the patients. Clinicians are responsible for applying these assessments to know if the patients have any mental disorder or conditions that can identify what the problems and issues that patients would have more easily....   [tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Mental disorder]

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Applying Ethical Framework On Practice

- Applying Ethical Framework in Practice Ethical decision-making requires health care workers thoughtful reflection and logical judgment( purilo). As health care workers we face ethical issues and dilemma everyday and we are in the process of going through the foundation for identifying ethical problem and ethical tools, try to apply the six step ethical decision making model towards resolution for the dilemma encountered in this situation. Severely infectious disease like meningitis need acute treatments and medical care along with prayer if the parents are believers for cure without complications, not just prayer alone will put the child’s life in danger....   [tags: Ethics, Medicine, Health care, Parent]

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The Negative Effects of Divorce on Children

- The Negative Effects of Divorce on Children "So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease" (Qtd in Harper 192). Divorce, in any circumstance, rips a child apart, tossing him/her from one house to another, limiting time spent with his/her parents, and confusing him/her. There are very few reasons that would prove to be more beneficial for the parent to leave than to stay and endure his/her marriage. Usually it is more advantageous to children if their parents work through their differences rather than get a divorce....   [tags: Sociology Marriage Kids Parents Essays Papers]

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An Explanation Of The Case Of An Injunction Restraining The Department Of Children And Families

- ... To gain custody of a child, 110 CRM 7.101(1) clearly states: “All out-of-home placement decisions shall be made in the ‘best interests of the child’, based upon safety, well-being and permanency of the child and the child 's individual needs. Placement decisions should be made in a manner conducive to permanency planning and the safe and timely return of children to their homes or their placement into a new permanent setting. The following factors shall be taken into consideration: (a) the least restrictive setting for the child; (b) close proximity to the home of the child 's family and/or the child’s school; (c) ability for frequent visits between child and his/her family; (d) the...   [tags: Family, Foster care, Family law]

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When A Father 's Love Has No Limits

- When A Father’s Love Has No Limits “The Father” by Carolyn Osborn is a story about Darwin and Casey, a couple who meet and begin a whirlwind love affair. This love affair leads to an unexpected pregnancy. Casey, the mother, leaves when the baby is just one month old only to return when the child is three years old. Soon, Darwin is caught in a court battle for custody of a son. Two days before the court date, Darwin discovers he is not the biological father of the child. This makes no difference to Darwin as he has loved and cared for the child since he was born....   [tags: Parent, Father, Family, Mother]

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The Effects of Divorce on Children

- Introduction In America, about one in every two marriages will end in divorce. Around 60% of those divorcing couples have children. (Cherlin, 2012). Half of the marriages in America end in divorce, and more than half of those couples have children, which means that about every other divorce that is filed in America, a child is impacted. Between 850,000 and 950,000 divorces occur each year. (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC., 2014). Given that roughly 60% of those divorcing couples have at least one child, at least 510,000 children are affected a year....   [tags: Divorce and Adolescent Depression]

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Argument Paper on Abusive Families

- The decision of whether a child should be removed from the home where the father has repeatedly beaten the mother, the child witnessing these offenses; however, the father never abusing the child is argumentative. In my perspective, the child should be removed immediately from the household where there is any domestic violence taking place regardless if the child is involved or not. Parents are supposed to support their child, ensuring the safety of their child in their happy, safe, loving environment at home....   [tags: father, child, abuse, emotion]

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A Nurse At Rush Hospital

- ... Greg’s Mom and Dad went to jail for 13 years. They were accused of Bank robbery, and,they were turned in by Greg’s grandmother. Greg’s Mom went to jail on 2/14/03 and got out on 9/22/15. Grandmother believes that the relationship between Greg and his mom is a work in progress. She also informed me that Chris tolerates her. Chris understands she is his mom but that she was not there growing up. However, Chris will work on there relationship. Grandmother feels mom does not know Greg because she was in jail for a substantial amount of time While there mother was in jail, grandmother took the children to visit mom whenever they had off of school....   [tags: Family, Mother, Full-time, Grandparent]

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Jasmine Jones As A Single Parent Young Adult With Children

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Evaluating Service Approaches For Youths With Diagnosed Severe Emotional Disturbance

- ... Group two maintained parental custody and also received wraparound process intervention, but from Children’s Clinical Services’ resource coordinator. Group three, the control group, contained youth residing in state custody foster care and received traditional foster care case management. The methodology utilized was not appropriate based on the lack of random assignment, random sampling, and the lack of equivalence between the three groups. These limitations bring into question the validity and generalizability of the research....   [tags: Sampling, Sample size, Sample, Wraparound]

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Recognition and Legalization of Same-sex Marriage

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The Case Of Miranda V. Arizona

- ... 436 [1966]) “[T]he prosecution may not use statements, whether exculpatory or inculpatory, stemming from custodial interrogation of the defendant unless it demonstrates the use of procedural safeguards effective to secure the privilege against self-incrimination” (as cited in p.444). What this means is that “the Fifth Amendment should serve as MIRANDA 3 a basis for determining the constitutionality of a confession” (Worrall, 2013, p.142). Furthermore, the Supreme Court stated that: a defendant ‘must be warned prior to any questioning that he has the right to remain silent, that anything he says can be used against him in a court of law, that he has the right to the presence of an attorne...   [tags: Miranda v. Arizona, Police]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Adult Offenders

- ... According to a more recent study for the U.S. Department of Justice, Gemignani R.J. wrote “Juvenile Correctional Education: A Time for Change”(1994) explains the fact that the time has changed after pedagogy failed to educate the youths, who are needed to be educated. However, Dr. Osa Coffey and the colleagues were researching the Job Corps and Job Training Partnership Act Educational Program so the youth will have an opportunity to develop their skills (1994). Things had changed when the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by Andrea J....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Health care]

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Investigation Of The Police Reports

- ... Virabyan was because they are the authority. If citizens do not appeal their case or fight for their rights the police will be able to continue to abuse power affecting the citizens and affecting foreigners. Another possible outcome that could arise if matters are not taken seriously, is that citizens will begin to torture each other. Citizens will begin to feel if the authority can get away with such acts of torture so can I. They will begin to harm each other, either to show who is more powerful or for interrogation purposes, to be able to obtain what they want....   [tags: Human rights, European Convention on Human Rights]

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The Rights Of The Child

- ... Involving children in crucial issues like custody decision making can affect children both emotionally and mentally, so to protect children 's court often keep them out of these issues. Lawyers, judges, and lawmakers believe that it is inappropriate to put children in a situation where they have to choose between their parents (Cashmore and Parkinson, 2009, p.19; Gould & Martindale, 2009, p.311). In other words, it is really difficult for a child to choose between his parents, and the pressure through which a child would have to go can give him a hard time....   [tags: Decision making, Decision theory, Risk]

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The rule of law

- other house are for the benefit of Australia rather than the government, and include no instances of discrimination. The judiciary also exercises the power to control legislation if it is deemed not in accordance with the ‘rule of law’. This was proven in the landmark case of Chu Keng Lim vs Minister for Immigration. Parliament had amended the migration act to provide for the compulsory detention of certain designated persons who could not be released from custody by an order of the court. The high court rejected this legislation stating that it was “ beyond the legislative power of parliament to invest the executive with an arbitrary to detain citizens in custody not withstanding that the...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inhuman Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

- Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, were used in previous administrations. The techniques were considered at the very least to be cruel and inhuman. Among these are attention strikes and stress positions. The techniques violate human rights as well as detainee rights. There are few serious arguments for the retention of enhanced interrogation. The most compelling is the "ticking time bomb theory." This theory is in fact based on logical fallacy. An executive order has banned the use of enhanced interrogation....   [tags: enhanced interrogation, human rights, torture]

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Legal Misconduct by Lawyers

- The United States Constitution gives us the right of due process under the Fifth Amendment. The right to an attorney is something that should never be taken away. So how do attorneys help their clients. What standards are set to protect them. There are strict guidelines that attorneys must follow to avoid legal misconduct. These standards are stated by the American Bar Association in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It is very important that attorneys decide carefully before taking on a case for many reasons....   [tags: attorneys, false evidence, justice]

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The Justification Of Rehabilitation

- ... A person who is weak minded and unsuspecting will often fall prey to the more experienced criminal mindset. This is one reason incarceration alone will never work. According to an article from Alliance for Education 56 percent of federal inmates, 67 percent of inmates in state prisons, and 69 percent of inmates in local jails did not complete high school. These figures show that you aren’t dealing with highly educated people when it comes to criminal activity. If a person feels they have no options and no skill set to enter into the workforce their more likely to turn to a life of crime....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Crime, Incarceration]

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Family or Finance

- Family or Finance, Which Should Come First. When looking at custody cases in America today, one must wonder what the courts find more important when deciding the fate of these children, family or finance. The issue has been raised that the majority of the time, the mother gets custody of the children. Should this be so. Should we at this time, a time where we are trying to break through the molds of the mother being the only caregiver, automatically assume that the mother should gain custody of the children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fatherhood Movement

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Children of Divorced Families Have a Higher Tendency to Adjustment Problems

- The central argument of Kelly’s and Emery’s article is that children in divorced families have an increased risk for adjustment problems than children from continually married households. One of the primary conclusions that brought them to this idea is the fact that these children suffer lower academic performance/achievements. They are two to three times more likely to drop out of school than children from intact families and have a high risk of teenage pregnancies and childrearing. This is partially explained because most divorced families are associated with poverty or low income which might have only worsened after the separation....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Governor 's Office And The Oregon Department Of Human Services

- ... 3. Your belief that DHS, Child Welfare may have provided support to another family member so that they might be a permanent placement for the children instead of you, and that you are financially equipped enough not to need said support, which further verifies you as the most appropriate placement for these children. The Court grants the authority of DHS to remove and place children in foster care as per OAR 419B.337; when the court determines it would be in the best interest and for the welfare of a ward, the court may place the ward in the legal custody of the Department of Human Services for care, placement and supervision....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Child protection, The Child]

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Compare and Contrast a News Story From Two Different Sources

- News stories are covered several times and most of us do not even realize it. Although more recently many people get news in more similar mediums such as on the Internet because of the decline of newspapers. “Since 1940, the total number of daily newspapers has dropped more than 21 percent” (McIntosh and Pavlik, 119). Many times we do not realize the same story we read online was covered on our local news station and in our local newspaper, even further than that this same story is being covered in many different news stations, newspapers, and news sites all over the country and even the world....   [tags: Same News, Different Stories]

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Domestic Violence : Are There Different Types Of Violence?

- ... 3 - How are battered spouses identified. What is the typical profile, if there is one, of a batterer. How are children who have been battered or who have witnessed or been affected by domestic violence identified. What behavioral characteristics do they exhibit. Battered spouses are usually identified as women who have been abused before and have become dissociated with reality, and have lost any motivation to change their situation. There are usually women who are not as financial stable as their male partners are, and are usually less educated....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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