Custody of Gender Non-Conforming/Transgendered Kids
More parents are coming forward with concerns over joint custody and splitting custody when it comes to gender non-conforming and trans kids. Even those parents who begin with equal parenting time and joint custody of their children could experience problems throughout the duration of their case. Knowing that you have the right lawyer to help you with a case like this is vital for your future.
How Do the Best Interests of the Child Affect Custody Cases?
For example, in one recent case, a family court judge who felt that the mother was pushing a gender identification on her child, put forth injunctions that forbid her from discussing any gender-related issues at home. In addition, the mother was forbidden from participating in activities that prohibited the child from wearing certain types of clothes or playing only with certain types of toys. Although the injunctions were considered temporary, they stayed in place for more than two years while the case was under review.
Although they were lifted partially in 2016, this was associated with a final determination that it was in the best interests of all three children in the case to have the father granted sole custody.
Special Considerations for Children in Custody Cases
Those parents who may have joint custody of a gender non-conforming or trans child will want to consult with a knowledgeable divorce attorney at the outset of their case. Both parents will likely have a vested interest in the best possible outcome for all involved children but being mindful of the careful consideration of these complicated issues is important.
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