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 your child's school district), you should: Read your divorce decree or other court orders about visitation and custody to see … [Read more...] about Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child
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 you think they say. From mid-October through January 2nd, the calendar is chock full of celebrations, holidays, parties, religious … [Read more...] about Here come the Holidays… Review your Visitation Orders!!
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 "I might do something wrong" (get visitation dates wrong, say the wrong thing … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting: How Tough is it?
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 and money. There will be legal fees, expenses and court costs (if you believe that you may … [Read more...] about Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?
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 if you are only gathering information to help you later. If you do file, are there any special issues about the timing of … [Read more...] about What Information You Should Bring to the Lawyers Office for Your First Divorce Consultation
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 at one time or another. Many times the issue eventually resolves on its own, or the situation … [Read more...] about Ten Things to Do to De-Escalate a Conflict
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 finding of fault is taken into consideration when it is time for the split of the property. Characterization of property- whether certain … [Read more...] about Judge & Jury in a Family Law Case… Who Decides What?
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". This can easily happen. Some comments and questions that … [Read more...] about A Divorce Lawyer’s Practical Tips on Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on Kids!