Who Gets Custody Of Minor Children At The Time Of A Separation?

Traditionally, the mother was granted custody of the children because she was the primary caregiver in the case of a divorce. Unless the father actively pursued custody and could prove that the mother was unfit, custody would go to the mother. However, much has changed since then where mothers are as likely to work or have a career as fathers, and in some cases, fathers have assumed the role of primary caregiver.

In most cases, the court prefers to grant joint custody where both parents retain their full parental rights and share custody of the children equally. Sole custody granted to one parent only in cases where there is evidence that the other parent is unable to provide care for a child. Where the parent has been proven to be abusive to the child, abuse substances in some way or is in some other way, an unfit parent.

In the case of a separation where one spouse leaves the marital home, both parents retain custody and their full parental rights and responsibilities. For example, if a mother leaves her husband and takes the children with her. The father still retains, right to visitation and contact with the children as well as the responsibility to keep supporting his children. The same applies to a spouse who leaves the family, but the children remain in the marital home with the other parent.

Usually, no formal agreement put in place at this time as to how visitation and contact with the children will be divided during the separation. However, an agreement can be put in place if necessary. For example, in the case where one parent is deemed to be unfit, the court can be approached to grant a protection order to prevent an abusive parent from contacting the children. Alternatively, supervised visitation can be arranged. Agreements between the two parties can also be reached privately, with the assistance of a Sydney Family Lawyer as to the terms and conditions of visitation and contact with the children.

It is important to note that physical possession of the children during an informal separation does not denote custody. In other words, the parent that the child or children are residing with does not automatically have custody of the children. Either parent, whether they have physical possession of the children or not, can petition the court for custody at any time during the separation.

In the event of a petition to the court, the court will use much the same factors to decide custody as those used in divorce which is what would be in the best interests of the children. In most cases, the court will once again prefer to grant joint custody to both parents rather than to one parent. Proof that one parent is unfit will be necessary in most cases for sole custody granted to one parent.

It is advisable to contact a family lawyer or solicitor if you would like to petition the court for sole custody of your children at the time of separation.

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Rais In Kids is A Children’s Gym

Rais In Kids is a children’s gym, aimed at children from 0 to 9 years old so that children can play, enjoy and enhance their abilities during the different stages of growth because only from joy can one reach full physical, psychological and social development.

It is a safe place for children to play and interact with other children, as well as spend quality time with their parents.

Here, you can express what you are and feel through movement. Activities

In Rais In Kids there are activities in which babies from 0 to 3 years old can participate with their parents or children alone, accompanied by a monitor, in groups for children from 1 year old.

Babies from 0 to 3 years old

In the groups for babies from 0 to 3 years, moms or dads accompany their children during the activities, so that they can share quality time with them and interact with other adults in their same life stage.

The baby stimulation room is adapted for the continuous development that children live from birth and has different materials that the baby may need.

If they also have another child, the parents can be with the baby, while the older child plays in the next classroom, or they can all stay together in the same room.

Children from 1 to 3 years old

In groups of 1 to 3 years, children go to class without their parents, but always remain accompanied by a monitor. Children’s gym will help you recognize your body and strengthen it. Its autonomy and motor and social skills will be enhanced. It’s advantages:

Awareness of one’s own body

Orientation body space.

Adaptation to the outside world.

Development of the rhythm.

It promotes movement, flexibility, and strength.

Stimulate the senses

We offer many options to select from; one can choose the schedule that best suits you: from 1 hour a week to 3 a day.

Children from 3 to 9 years old – Spontaneous play

According to Piaget: “The child has to learn by himself and will develop at his own pace; Therefore, what we must do is to favor a space, a material and a time so that from the free and spontaneous game it can connect with his desire and motivation and from there go out into the world “.

Before the children arrive, the monitor prepares the room with materials that will change each session: climbing area, foam blocks, balls, stilts, trampoline, mats, balance bars, and so on. The meetings begin with a warm-up, a dance or a game that helps them to disinhibit, and it can be done individually, in pairs or a group circle.

Afterward, the children are left to play freely with the material. The monitor observes but does not participate in the game, since the objective of the activity is to let them be, that they can take out everything they have inside, express, create, dream. All in a safe, controlled and accompanied way.

The sessions end with a return to calm, a few minutes of relaxation to acquire standard heart rate, respiratory control.

Guided sessions

Children from 3 to 9 years old can and should strengthen their muscular system since they are in a stage of development and exercise increases mental performance.

Different aspects will be worked on in each session : displacements, turns, jumps, global coordination, static and dynamic equilibrium, temporal space relation, rhythms, sensory stimulation, etc. Adapting, always, the exercises to the age and personal development of each child.

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