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?
What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
You are under court orders and your child decides they are NOT going to visit their other parent? What is the best way to handle this situation? Your Responsibility If you are under orders from the court to make the child available for visitation, you could be found in contempt of court if your ex decides to take this to a judge. Remember, court orders are in effect until they expire, or … [Read more...] about What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
Covid-19 Tip #18: Child Visitation During Covid-19
Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español. Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. Even things that we take for granted have to be thought through carefully. Our office has had inquiries from concerned parents about how to handle child visitation during covid-19. Understand that whatever court orders you have now are still in effect. This includes custody and visitation … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #18: Child Visitation During Covid-19
Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
It is very important o keep a copy of your certified, stamped, final orders in a divorce, child support, or modification case. Make sure you have the exact copy of the orders as they were entered into the court and signed by the judge. You should have an original that you put away for safekeeping and you should also have a photocopy handy that you can look at anytime you need to. Follow what is … [Read more...] about Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
Proof of Delivery of Important Communications
After you've written a letter, it's important to keep a couple of things in mind before you send it. If there is a chance that you'll need accurate records about delivery and receipt, be sure to use a form of delivery that you can verify. That means that the letter or document might need to be sent by Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested or Signature Confirmation if you use the US Postal … [Read more...] about Proof of Delivery of Important Communications
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
Don’t Let Your Divorce Dampen Your Spirits This Holiday Season!
We here at the Kalish Law Office know that a divorce can make the holidays complicated. Here are some simple tips on how to not let your divorce get you down this holiday season! 1. Surround yourself with people and things that fill you with happiness. This is a fairly obvious tip but a very significant one. It's important not to dwell on things that might make you feel stressful. This will … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Your Divorce Dampen Your Spirits This Holiday Season!
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 be lost. If you are being denied access to your children then it is very important that you keep accurate … [Read more...] about Denied Access to Your Child during Your Periods of Possession?