When Helen married John, she converted from Catholicism to his religion, Judaism. Nether Helen nor John was very religious, however. To a moderate extent, their two children were raised in the Jewish faith. The couple divorced when the children were ages four and five. Because of John's job, he could not be the sole custodian of the children, Hence, he agreed that Helen receive sole custody. But he asked the court to order Helen to continue raising the children in the Jewish faith.
Under what circumstances do you think a court can grant this request, so that, in effect, John will be granted spiritual custody of the children, even though physical custody and legal custody (in all matters except religion) will be granted to Helen?
Suppose Helen returns to her original religion and starts taking the children to Catholic mass. What options does John have?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:30 am ad1c9bdddf
The courts would only grant this request if a clear, affirmative showing that exposing the child to alternative religious activities would be harmful to the child. MOST courts have neglected to restrain the noncustodial parent or custodial parent to his or her religious beliefs because such interference in religious affairs is in violation of either or both of the ...
The solution discusses what is determined from the custody agreement.
Parenting Plans by Jurisdiction
Below is the assignment copied from my school. I am just looking for help finding the California law that applies to this. I cannot determine if California requires a parenting plan.
Determine how the courts of your state of residence (California) view parenting plans. In a well-written memo, set forth the law of your jurisdiction which deals with the issue of whether the family courts consider the parenting plan as a general guide, or whether it is generally incorporated into the court's order. Do the courts of your jurisdiction require a parenting plan? If your state does not require a parenting plan, how does it deal with this issue? Additionally, if your state does not require a parenting plan, take a look at how a neighboring state views parenting plans for comparison. What is your opinion of your states views on parenting plans? If you looked at more than one state, which state has the better procedure, in your opinion? Make sure to include your references with your paper. A minimum of 2 outside sources must be used. This assignment should be approximately 3 pages in length.View Full Posting Details