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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The above section basically says that the custodial parent is entitled to claim a dependency exemption for a child unless he or she signs off on Form 8332, which would allow the non-custodial parent to claim the child.
Fifteen children of recently separated or divorced parents completed a family systems intervention with their custodial parent for purposes of reducing family conflict and improving classroom behavior.
The exception to this is where the child has been living with the non-custodial parent for over a year, and the custodial parent has made no request for their return.
A few mothers viewed visitation as beneficial because it provided a break from the daily responsibilities they carried as the custodial parent.
In the ruling, Moore joined a unanimous court in awarding custody of three teenagers to their father, rebuffing an attempt by the mother, who lives in California and is gay, to become the custodial parent.
Additionally, the custodial parent must actually have been exercising his or her custodial rights.
Children who live with a non-custodial parent with the contingency of a good report card, the teacher needs to have a conference with the custodial parent in order to increase that parent's understanding of the child's learning problems, well in advance of the issuance of report cards.
Create a safe harbor test for determining eligibility for the dependency exemption, head of household (HOH) status, earned income credit (EIC), child credit, and child and dependent care credit, permitting the custodial parent or guardian of a child to claim these tax benefits.
It provides the means for returning a child to the custodial parent if the child has been wrongfully removed from the United States and taken to, or retained in, another country that also has signed this convention.
Yet the displacement of the father as custodial parent did not relieve him of familial financial obligations.
The increase was an attempt to avoid the impoverishment of the custodial parent and to minimize the public burden of supporting children through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program.
In seven studies that directly compared children in father-custody and mother-custody homes, none of a wide range of features of psychological development was attributable solely to the sex of the custodial parent.