A Divorce Lawyer’s Practical Tips on Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on Kids!

It is undisputed that divorce has long-term effects on children, such as depression, trust issues, social difficulties and anxiety.  When divorce is necessary, it is important to pay very close attention to how the divorce is affecting the children. Unfortunately, many people do unintentionally place their children “in the middle”.…

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What Happens if an Adoption Does not Work out? (Adoption Dissolution)

The National Council for Adoption has estimated that between 1% and 10% of adoptions result in dissolution.  There is little support available for families in these relatively rare situations. Adoptive parents considering an adoption dissolution can find themselves facing very strong criticism. Those outside the situation may strenuously voice objection…

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Is Your Divorce and Family Law Attorney There for you in an Emergency?

Is your divorce and family law attorney “there for you” in an emergency?  What is a “true” emergency?  How should you handle an emergency in your family law case?    Legal problems sometimes do result in true emergencies.  There are also urgent situations that feel like emergencies because they are…

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DNA Testing for Family Law and Immigration Cases has Strict Standards

 DNA testing is sometimes used in paternity, adoption and immigration cases.  Here are some reasons that DNA testing may be used and who may request the test: 1.  In a traditional paternity case:  As evidence of the identity of the biological father a. requested by the biological mother in order…

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