Custodial Parent


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Custodial Parent

The parent with whom a child lives for the greater part of the year.
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Although the reason of a PCSing custodial military parent is apparent, motives of the custodial parent are important to the noncustodial military parent's attempt to prevent a custodial parent from relocating without a legitimate and defendable reason.
it would be disbursed to the custodial parent at no charge.
The lump-sum amount of the arrearage compared to the lump-sum value of the retirement benefit as of that date, then determines what percentage of the monthly retirement benefit ought to go to the custodial parent, as a future repayment of the child support that should have paid in the past.
152(e), the special rule under which the dependency exemption for a child of divorced or separated parents can be released by the custodial parent in favor of the noncustodial parent.
Turning to the act's legislative history, the Second Circuit acknowledged that the act was intended to benefit custodial parents and their children who were being deprived of state-ordered payments.
Where one or both parents have the right to physical custody for over one-half of the calendar year and the child is under the age of majority under state law, the parent with whom the child resides longer during the calendar year is the custodial parent.
Figure 3 shows this information where custodial parent and child Medicaid cost savings are combined.
Sometimes the court files in these cases are voluminous because the deadbeat is pro se and is making a career out of dragging the custodial parent to court over trivial matters, thus jeopardizing employment and putting the custodial parent even more at the mercy of the deadbeat.
Addressing a question of first impression, the court held that a custodial parent can recover damages from a nonparent third party who intentionally interferes with the parent's right to raise the child.
SSI and Medicaid may be affected if the parent who has custody of the child with the disability receives alimony or if the custodial parent receives child support which is to be used for food, shelter and/or clothing.
Who takes over the care of children of separated or divorced parents when the custodial parent dies?
For parents who are divorced or separated, the custodial parent usually can claim the child as a dependent.