Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!

Involvement in a child’s life is important for every parent and can become even more so when there is a divorce or custody dispute. As a legal case unfolds, a lot of details about the day-to-day life of the family are sure to emerge. A parent who must work, or…

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Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines

Two people are about to divorce.   Where do they file the case? Well, that’s easy, in the county where they both are living, right? Well, not always…. When two people are married, and living together and have been living there for awhile, yes, they do file in that county.…

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I no Longer Represent You….  

Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish.   For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed.  The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives.   A good example…

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How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children

Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone.  In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is…

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Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child

If you are a divorced or divorcing parent who is under the authority of a court and wish to relocate with your child, you may find that you are facing more than you bargained for. Prior to accepting that new job in another state (or before considering a move outside…

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Here come the Holidays… Review your Visitation Orders!!

WELL… I say it every year and I’m going to say it again! It is time to review your visitation orders and think about your holiday schedule! A lot of conflict can be prevented by reviewing your plans in advance.   Make sure that your court orders really say what…

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Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…

“Revenge is sweet” according to a popular expression. However, Confucius warned, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” While the idea of revenge may feel satisfying, there is no doubt that it takes a toll on both parties. There is nothing that gets strong emotions going…

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Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?

If you are getting a divorce and you have children you have probably already discussed co-parenting with your spouse and your attorney. Co-parenting is sometimes looked upon with uneasiness or even fear for the following reasons: Anticipation that there will be too much control by the other parent. Fear that…

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International Family Law & Probate Law Not Simple

Whenever a case involves international law, it is wise to decide at the very beginning what needs to be done. For instance, some divorce cases involve two or more countries. Legal actions taken in the U.S. may or may not have an effect in the foreign country (or may have…

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Visitation Issues Can Arise During the Holidays

      If you have children and are under court orders regarding visitation and holiday visitation make sure to check your decree in advance to avoid problems over the holidays. Look at the decree under holiday visitation and use a calendar to determine who gets visitation and when.   Look…

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