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Moves complicate visitation, custody issues

This week I continue on the topic of child custody and some common issues. In almost all states, the relocating parent is required to make a proposed visitation schedule, including the times and places for visitation with the noncustodial parent in the new location. Often this includes extended access times during major holidays, spring breaks and summer months.

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Police Blotter, Feb. 6

Jan. 28, 1:52 p.m.

States cooperate on child custody issues

Again this week, I will attempt to address some common issues regarding child custody. The U.S. Constitution sets up the “Full Faith and Credit Clause” that requires judges to enforce valid judgments and decrees that are issued by courts in different states.

Police Blotter, Jan. 30

Jan. 21, 4:33 a.m.

Regular screenings can detect cervical cancer

January is cervical health awareness month, offering an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

Child custody issues require civility

Again this week, I will attempt to address some common issues regarding child custody. These civil issues are handled through family court and are enforced by their revision to the order or sanctions.

Police Blotter, Jan. 23

Jan. 14, 4:44 a.m.

Good behavior eases custody issues

This week the central theme seems to be custody issues, of one type or the other, almost every day. In matters of family law, more than most areas, emotions sometimes overwhelm reason and judgment.

Tall tales don’t surprise officers

Perhaps you were wondering why, when you tell an officer something perfectly logical (like “I’ve only had two drinks”), they look at you sideways. It seems astounding to me that people will go out of their way to find an officer or come in the station just to tell a tall tale. Somewhere far, far away, a rumor began, something like, the first to speak is considered the winner.

Police Blotter, Jan. 9

Dec. 31, 12:36 a.m.

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