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Before and during a divorce both parents have joint legal and physical custody of children until a court rules differently, reports About.com. Gender bias and custody laws in divorce cases vary greatly from state to stat... More »

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By law, child custody and visitation rights for fathers are identical to those of mothers in every state. While mothers and fathers are technically equal under the law, About.com notes that fathers' visitation rights can... More »

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Narcissism in one parent is not, in itself, grounds for a family court to award custody to the other parent. Laws vary by state, but the general rule, as reported by About.com, is that the parent seeking sole custody bea... More »

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Joint legal custody means that both parents have rights to participate in all important decisions concerning their children, reports About.com. A parent who feels the other parent is not honoring a joint legal custody ag... More »

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In the United States, biological parents of a child have visitation and custody rights whether they were married or unmarried at the child's time of birth, reports FindLaw. An unmarried father needs to establish paternit... More »

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In most states, both parents have equal rights and joint custody of a child they had during marriage, according to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. However, courts sometimes alter those r... More »

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Temporary legal custody of children is most often awarded in divorce court to one of the child's parents, Lawyers.com explains. This order is effective until the Court rules on permanent custody. Guardianship is awarded ... More »

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