Denied Access to Your Child during Your Periods of Possession?

Being denied access to your children can be very discouraging. The hope that things will soon get better (and the fear of making things worse) may keep you from taking any action at all.  But if you are not keeping accurate records of the denials, then this important evidence can…

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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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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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Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?

Proving a charge of contempt in a court of law requires specific proof and procedure.  If you believe that your ex may be in contempt, consider the following: Contempt is a serious charge, therefore, you must have adequate proof. Bringing a contempt case to court requires an investment of time…

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What Information You Should Bring to the Lawyers Office for Your First Divorce Consultation

About to have a consultation with a lawyer for a possible divorce? It may help you to know in advance what kinds of questions the attorney will ask at your first meeting. Timing and certainty.  Your attorney will want to know if you have made a firm decision to file or…

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Ten Things to Do to De-Escalate a Conflict

The battle lines are drawn and despite best intentions, neither party seems to be able to refrain from digging in stubbornly.    One thing leads to another and before you know it, communication has deteriorated or broken down altogether. Sound familiar?  If not, it should!  We ALL have been there…

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Judge & Jury in a Family Law Case… Who Decides What?

If you have a family law case that is going to be heard before a jury, it may be helpful to understand which issues will be decided by the judge, and which will be decided by the jury. The Jury can determine: Fault in the breakup of the marriage-  a…

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