The parents of a five-year-old girl were divorced years ago. As part of their divorce settlement agreement, the girl's mother was granted primary child custody. Since then, however, the appropriateness of the mother's parenting has come into question -- not just by the girl's father, but also by many others as a result of the TV reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras."
For any number of reasons, a parent may want or need to move out of California. Sometimes relocating may be required for a job or for family, but it can be very common. When one parent decides to move away, what happens with the custody of a child?
It is not uncommon for Orange County parents to continue to argue long after a divorce or separation. When they share a child, there are still many ongoing discussions that need to take place in order to ensure that a child is taken care of. One reason parents may continue to be at odds after a split may be in relation to the child custody arrangements.
While the ill effects of smoking are well documented, it appears that for smokers dealing with child custody matters there is another major drawback. Many states, like California, now take whether a parent smokes or not into consideration when determining child custody and visitation matters.