The Amicable Divorce Expert Podcast

a podcast devoted to amicable divorces

Category: Co-Parenting Concerns

Celebrity Divorces with Attorney Matthew Smurda: Brad & Angelina

Child Custody will be discussed using Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as examples of multiple children in a marriage, some biologically connected to the spouses, and some who existed before the marriage and only to one spouse.  What can be the options for child custody and child support if the non-biological children of one spouse have not be officially adopted by the other spouse, yet were raised by the non-biological spouse? This is the case in many divorces and can present a conundrum of decisions when filing for the divorce, and creating settlement agreements for custody and support.

Custody Rights and Non-Biological Parents

“Custody Rights and Non-Biological Parents” today on Constructive Uncoupling podcast with Attorney Matthew Smurda and Amicable Divorce Expert and host, Judith Weigle. Attorney Smurda will discuss a growing trend in blended families and divorce: Custody Rights vs Visitation, mandatory vs voluntary child support, StepParent Rights, and Presumed Parent. @MatthewSmurda. Listen Here: https://judyweigle.podbean.com/e/custody-rights-and-non-biological-parents-wattorney-matthew-smurda/

Judy Graybill, StepParent Coach

Graybill’s approach to blended stepfamilies starts with the communication about parenting styles and parenting rules between the biological and new stepparent first, then transitions to a family Mission Statement that includes the children.

 

Graybill also discusses how bringing the loss experienced from the divorce has to be acknowledged and dealt with as the biological, newly divorced parent enters another relationship that includes a blended family.