In the United States, thousands of couples divorce each year, making child custody disputes incredibly common. Unfortunately, child custody battles can be destructive and traumatic, and they often end with at least one spouse desperately unhappy with the decision.
Generally, parents come to an amicable solution regarding custody. Sometimes, though, the stress and the pressure of the court’s decision becomes too much for one of the parents to bear.
If you are currently going through a divorce and you need child custody assistance, it is important to know that you are not alone. An experienced Queens child custody lawyer will be able to clarify complex issues and ensure that you have the best chance of winning custody of your children. At the Law Office of Elliot Green, we are committed to working with our clients to find a solution that is in both you and your children’s best interests. Call us today at 718-260-8668 to set up an appointment with our expert family lawyer.
Murderer Claims Loss of Child Custody Case Was Motivation for Crimes
The Washington Post reports that a man claims his child custody loss was motivation for a string of serious crimes. The man faces charges related to the fatal shootings of three well-known locals: crimes he says resulted from the loss of a child custody battle.
Police say they found letters expressing anger that the courts removed his children and indicating the man felt justified in the killings as a result. Authorities claim he was aiming to use murder to influence some kind of political or social change.
Couple Fighting for Custody After Home Birth
USA Today reports that the parents of three children are fighting against child protective services for custody of their children. The couple says that child protective services removed their children after the mother gave birth to two of them in an unassisted home birth.
The couple made a conscious decision to deliver the babies at home without assistance, a decision influenced by their Christian beliefs. Also, the couple does not have an official marriage license.
They avoided all scans and did not have any idea that the woman was carrying twins until they delivered them in the house. Someone reported the birth to authorities, and emergency workers encouraged the family to take the babies to the hospital for an examination. Child protection services showed up when the couple refused.
The couple is now petitioning officials for the return of their children. However CPS believes they are not receiving adequate care in their current household.
Whether you are battling your spouse or CPS, child custody battles can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. If you are going through a child custody dispute of your own, contact an experienced Staten Island family attorney from The Law Office of Elliot Green for assistance. Call us at 718-260-8668 to schedule a consultation.