And just what is a SAPCR, anyway? Divorce cases and SAPCR (pronounced "SAP- sir") cases are similar. A SAPCR is, and a divorce can be, about legal rights related to children. What does it stand for? SAPCR stands for "suit affecting the parent-child relationship". When is a case called "SAPCR? When there is not a divorce pending, but someone needs court direction about … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between a Divorce Case and a SAPCR Case?
Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español If you are unemployed or laid off and can't pay child support, you have options. What you should know Here is what you should know if you are unemployed and can't pay child support. Even with a worldwide pandemic and current unemployment, your court orders are still in effect. And will stay that way until they are completed, or a … [Read more...] about Unemployed and Can’t Pay Child Support?
Social Media Awareness
Recently, Facebook has come under fire for not protecting the personal data of millions of users. Equifax and Yahoo have also had serious issues recently. French philosopher Michael Foucault rolls in his grave as he considers the public's willingness to enter a state of panopticon. (Panopticism is the method through which prisons are surveyed, in that the guards may view the prisoners but not … [Read more...] about Social Media Awareness
Coaching a Child in a Contested Custody Case
Contested custody cases are very very difficult on everyone. A caring parent wants to protect the child and wants the end result of the case to be in the child's best interest. But the desire to win will be strong and there may also be a desire to retaliate against the other parent. Although such feelings are human, coaching a child can be costly. "Coaching" a child occurs when someone … [Read more...] about Coaching a Child in a Contested Custody Case
What Not to do in Front of Your Kids
Going through a divorce is stressful, exhausting and emotional, no doubt about it. While this is happening to you, it can be easy to "slip up" and say or do things that you wouldn't ordinarily do. For example, say things in front of the kids that you wouldn't ordinarily say. But a little extra awareness on your part can go a long way towards helping your kids get through this difficult … [Read more...] about What Not to do in Front of Your Kids
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 travel often may feel discouraged and unable to "compete" with the parent who provides more clock hours of child care. However, it … [Read more...] about Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!
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. But some cases are not so clear. Consider: He lives in one county, she lives in another. This has been going … [Read more...] about Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines
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 of this is a home purchase. Closing occurs, money exchanges hands, new deeds are filed. The new people move in. … [Read more...] about I no Longer Represent You….