When couples with children divorce, each parent has an idea of the lessons they want the children to continue to learn throughout their lives. For many, reaching a compromise on these matters is difficult even when the couple stays together, but when the family is split apart because of a child custody arrangement, things can get even trickier. When primary custody is granted to one parent, that parent often assumes that they have the right to raise the children with whatever values and religion they believe is appropriate. However, in one recent case, religion was a sticking point in the child custody agreement. Although the mother was given primary custody, the divorce agreement stated that major religious decisions were to be discussed by both parents before things moved forward.
A recent child custody case involves a father fighting for his rights not only as a parent of three, but as a United States citizen who feels his constitutional rights have been violated. According to a USA Today piece, a judge recently made a ruling in a child custody case that's left the father at the losing end of the decision disappointed in the system.