INHERIT RIGHTS OF A MINOR CHILD
Divorce and/or separation of family is a traumatic and confusing time not only for parents but more importantly minor children born from these domestic relations. When parties divorce and/or break the family unit the parents main concern should be the physical and emotional well-being of the children. The decision making process should be done with the children‘s best interest at the forefront and taking into account the inherent right of each child:
• The right to be treated, as an important human being, with unique feelings, ideas, and desires and not a bargaining tool or a source of argument between the parties
• The rights to a continued relationship with both parents with the freedom to receive love from and express love for, both parents.
• The right to express love and affection to each parent without feeling guilty or fear disapproval by the other parent
• The right to know that their parent’s decision to divorce is not their responsibility.
• The right to live with one parent and visit the other parent without scrutiny.
• The right to the continued care and guidance from both parents
• The right to know and appreciate what is good in each parent without the opportunity to manipulate one parent against the other.
• The right to have parenting time with either parent without the other undermining visitation by suggesting tempting alternatives.
• The right to have the custodial parent not undermine visitation as punishment for the child’s wrongdoing.
• The right to be able to experience regular and consistent parenting time.