Latest Child custody News

Man fatally shot in parking lot of police substation

Jan. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a police substation during a child custody exchange. Chesterfield police said an officer was working in his patrol vehicle in the parking lot of the Appomattox Police Station heard a...

Iowa court: Parents have preference in child custody cases

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Parents must be given preference in regaining custody of their children in cases where other people have been caring for the kids through a guardianship, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a decision involving the case of a single mother and her child's...

Noncustodial Arizona parents accused of abducting 3 children

Dec. 17, 2021 00:33 AM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Noncustodial parents have been arrested after allegedly abducting their three young children, who were later found safe in a Phoenix suburb, authorities said. Yavapai County Sheriff's officials said the children were taken on Dec. 7 from the home of their...

EU's top court boosts the rights of same-sex parents

Dec. 14, 2021 11:13 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A ruling by the European Union's top court on Tuesday has boosted the rights of same-sex parents and their children in the 27-nation bloc. The European Court of Justice said a child with two mothers certified in one EU nation must also be recognized by the other EU...

Chile president signs law allowing same-sex marriage

Dec. 09, 2021 14:30 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean law permitting same-sex couples to marry and adopt was signed into law Thursday by President Sebastián Piñera in a ceremony attended by activists for LGBTand broader human rights. The ceremony came a little more than six months after the...

Chile's congress approves same-sex marriages, adoptions

Dec. 07, 2021 21:54 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Both houses of Chile's congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples. The initiative was approved first by the Senate on a 21-8 vote, with three abstentions, and shortly afterward...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

Trump-backed Parnell loses custody battle, suspends campaign

Nov. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, on Monday suspended his campaign after he lost a court fight over custody of his three children in which the judge said he believed allegations of abuse by...

New Mexico State Police searching for boy in a custody case

Nov. 18, 2021 17:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police were searching Thursday for a 10-year-old Albuquerque boy believed to be with his mother who no longer has custody of him. They said Nicolai Kuznetsov was last seen on Nov. 5 and was believed to be with Jacqueline Haymon....

Indiana woman's conviction upheld in death of child's father

Nov. 17, 2021 15:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a woman who arranged the killing of her young daughter’s father amid a custody battle over the child. A Jay County judge sentenced Esther Jane Stephen, 31, in June to 55 years in...