When a couple with children breaks up and has to sort out custody issues, it isn’t uncommon for there to issues that arise even after a court establishes a parenting plan. Whether the plan was mutually agreed upon by both parents before the court’s approval, or directly ordered by the court, issues can arise when couples fail to cooperate with the terms of the plan.
In our last post, we began looking at the topic of parental alienation and how parents can address it. Parental alienation can, of course, be very harmful to children, and it is therefore a concern of the court when a parent displays behaviors which suggest he or she is attempting to turn a child against the other parent or negatively impact the child’s relationship with the other parent.
Creating a human life is a profound act, and one that can create a lot of legal complications when done in the lab. The use of artificial reproductive technologies, while allowing couples to exercise increased control over their ability to procreate, can result in difficult legal issues when disagreements later arise.
In our last post, we began looking at the importance of cooperation between parents in making a proposed child custody arrangement work. As we noted, the ability to cooperate is an important factor in determining whether a proposed custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child, and it can also seriously impact how involved a court may become in custody matters after an initial custody decision is made.