If you are unable to reach an agreement with the other parent, the court will make custody decisions for you. In this case, you can submit to the judge a proposal for a custody agreement to prove your wishes. You can decide that both parents should be considered in the same way in each decision, or you can share responsibilities. For example, one parent may be responsible for the child`s religious education, while the other may make decisions about the child`s education. Raub JM, Carson NJ, Cook BL, Wyshak G, Hauser BB. Predications for custody and visitation decisions by a family justice clinic. The Acad Psychiatry Act. 2013;41 (2):206-18. [CHILD`S NAME], born on [DOB] (the two children are called here together “children”), and if you make changes, you can take them to court and ask a judge to amend your agreement accordingly.
one. Only a licensed and insured driver drives the children. The vehicle must have legal child restraints. Child custody and support are matters of national and federal law. Every state except Massachusetts has adopted the Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The UCCJEA requires that the state of origin of this child, defined as the place where they lived six consecutive months prior to the trial, be subject to custody proceedings against a particular child. If a child has not lived in any state for six consecutive months, his or her state of origin is defined as the state with significant ties to the child and at least one of the parents, as well as essential evidence of the child`s care. As soon as a state accepts the case, known as jurisdiction, it retains control of the case until a court decides that the child no longer has any connection to that state.
The child`s needs will change as they age. The child custody agreement you may be developing may not be relevant in five years, so you should include a periodic review and amendment process. The parties are the parents of the following minor children: once the parents have entered into the parental security contract, they can choose to have their own lawyers check the document and sign it, either in front of their lawyers or before witnesses and a notary. The agreement may remain an informal agreement between parents or parents can file the document with the court if an existing court decision requests it or requires it. Parents should keep copies of this document to themselves in order to return in case of dispute, misunderstanding or desire to amend the agreement in writing.