child custody

Will my Child Have to Testify in Court?

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As a child, I was scared of a few things. First among those things was open bodies of water. Yep, if the water wasn't enclosed and I couldn't see the bottom, there was no chance on the green earth I was dipping in my toe. My fear stemmed from the completely irrational idea that a sea [...]

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My Ex Is Taking my Kids on Vacation; Can I Get an Itinerary?

By |March 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

When you're married, you probably know where your spouse is almost all the time. At least you have some general idea: work, church, with friends, bowling, wherever. By contrast, when you get divorced, you don't know where your ex is, and that's a healthy thing. You don't get to micromanage each other in divorce (although, believe [...]

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4 Tips for Divorce Mediation for Women with Children

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Divorce Mediation|Tags: , |

The outcome of your divorce has a direct impact on your life. Your life affects the way your children live. This makes the outcome of the divorce settlement crucially important. You must fully understand divorce mediation before you head in for the first session. Consider these tips to help you prepare. #1: Know the points that [...]

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Do I Get Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

You have kids and you're getting divorced. If that's your situation, let me start by saying I'm sorry you're going through this. Divorce is not easy, especially for children. The worries are unavoidable. Worries about relationships, about housing, about money. That last one is especially relevant to moms who will have their kids the majority of [...]

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What Is “Split Custody”?

By |February 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Divorce is confusing on so many levels. You might not know how the court system works in general, and court procedures in particular. No one knows how paying an attorney works (primarily because the way they get paid makes little sense). And, if you're like every normal person in America who isn't a divorce attorney, you [...]

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Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to Divorce

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Child Custody|Tags: , |

Divorce is a difficult adjustment for parents, but it's nothing compared to what your children must face. They never asked to have two parents living in separate households, disrupted schedules, and periods of tense emotions in their daily lives. How children react to divorce and its aftermath will vary depending on their age and personality. However, [...]

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Does my Ex Have to Pay Half of Preschool Costs?

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Schools been back in session for a week or two. In about three weeks people will start calling our office and say something like this: my ex won't pay half of our kid's preschool costs; doesn't he have to split it with me? (Note: I use "he" not because it's always the father who refuses to [...]

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How to Navigate Child Custody Disputes

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Child Custody|Tags: |

If you find yourself trying to navigate the rough waters that surround child custody issues, you have undoubtedly experienced many different challenges and emotions. Child custody issues often become quite heated, but in the end there really is no winner and great care should be taken to handle these issues in a way that has the [...]

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When Can Kids Say where They Want to Live?

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Child custody is the hardest part about almost any divorce. Parents, both sincerely believing they are doing what's best for their kids, sometimes fight about where kids live and how much time they spend with the other parent. And when parents fight, they sometimes try to win by involving their kids. They ask their kids where [...]

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