In Saint Louis and other areas in the Midwest, divorce can bring about some of the most contentious and emotional issues. Take, for example, child custody disputes. While parents should be focused on the needs and best interests of the child or children involved in the divorce process, the reality is that children could be improperly used to be hurtful and spiteful against an ex. In other cases, a parent may fight to keep a child with them because they truly believe that would serve their best interests. No matter the reason, when a child custody dispute arises and a custody order is violated, dire consequences can arise, as seen in one recent case.
Third-party visitation rights are an important part of the child custody process to be familiar with. Referred to as third-party visitation rights, nonparent visitation rights or sometimes grandparent visitation, parents and families facing child custody concerns should be familiar with all of the different types of child custody, including third-party child custody.
Many parents in the Midwest struggle to find an appropriate work-life balance. While many people want to work as hard as they can to get ahead in life and support their families, this can come at the expense of strong familial relationships. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the child custody context.