A report on Divorce and Child custody

"Just Divorced!" hand-written on an automobile's rear window.
Roman married couple.
Henry VIII of England broke with the Catholic Church in order to obtain an annulment.
Joséphine, first wife of Napoleon, obtained the civil dissolution of her marriage under the Napoleonic Code of 1804.
Marilyn Monroe signing divorce papers with celebrity attorney Jerry Giesler.

Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries, divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of distribution of property, child custody, alimony (spousal support), child visitation / access, parenting time, child support, and division of debt.

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Decisions about child custody typically arise in proceedings involving divorce, annulment, separation, adoption or parental death.

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"Just Divorced!" hand-written on an automobile's rear window.

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Agreed or court specified parenting schedule.

Agreed or court specified parenting schedule.

When one parent has sole custody of a child, there is usually court ordered contact/visitation with the non-custodial parent.

In the event of the breakdown of the relationship between a minor child's parents, a court may define or modify a parent's access rights to the child within the context of proceedings for legal separation, annulment, divorce or child custody.