When a divorce from bed and board is granted, a husband and wife are legally separated from each other but are not permitted to remarry.
When a divorce from the bonds of matrimony is granted, the divorce is complete and absolute.
Read and practice the advice contained in the pamphlet, “Parents are Forever” available in our office.
Discuss support and property division only with your spouse or with your attorney. Make a special effort to spend time with your children during this difficult time.
Legal custody means the care and control of the child and the ability to make decisions related to the child.
Physical custody means the daily care of the child and where the child will live.
Joint physical custody means both parents share significant, but maybe not necessarily equal, physical and custodial care of the child.
Sole legal custody means only one parent has responsibility and authority for the care and control of the child.
If one spouse leaves the marital home because the other has committed acts that amount to cruelty, then the spouse that leaves is not guilty of desertion.
How custody of your child is determined depends on the best interest of the children.
The judge is required to consider a list of factors, including: Joint legal custody means both parents have responsibility and authority for the care and control of the child.
Sex offender status has been found by the appellate courts to have a significant bearing on custody proceedings. The children at issue in the modification case were teenagers.
There were other facts that supported the modification. Where the parent has been guilty of sexual abuse of one or more of the children of the marriage, that conduct is a basis for termination of parental rights under MCA § 93-15-103(3)(c), or (f), or (g), or 93-15-103(5).