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Challenges and Opportunities for Veterans in Child Custody Cases…

Thank you, Veterans, for your service. We’re so proud and grateful for the opportunity to represent a number of mothers, fathers and relative caregivers who serve or have served in the United States military.  Each challenge in Child Custody presents an opportunity to rise to the occasion, to show resolve and fortitude. Certainly, our nation’s […]

A Child Custody Devotional – Matthew 7:1

You shall not judge, lest you be judged. This is a fitting verse to study considering our craft, trade and profession at Foxtrot Family Law. Without knowing you might think we sit around, telling our clients the “right” and “wrong”  or “good” or “bad” thing to do. The exact opposite is true. We, at Foxtrot, […]

Has the Supreme Court Ever Ruled on Child Custody Issues?

Yes, and it’s a good thing they have. The United States Constitution doesn’t explicitly say a darn thing about Child Custody. So, like other non-enumerated rights now deemed to be and taken for granted as fundamental, it took “common law” rulings of the Courts to firmly establish your right to raise your children as the […]

Appellate Court in Child Custody Case Divided Over Grandparent Visitation Claim…

The future of Grandparent Visitation in Alabama is uncertain after ruling released last month on October 11th, 2019, in which the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial court’s award of Grandparent Visitation to a grandparent who filed the suit against another grandparent on the “other side” of the family. The Court narrowly construed […]

Child Custody is Not About Communication…

Ironically, many people pay mere lip service to communication, talking about how important it is without really understanding what it means. We’d like to discuss several issues involved in communicating effectively, both in life, generally, and with Stakeholders in your Child Custody universe, e.g., your partner, the Other Side, your lawyer, your pastor, etc…  But […]

(+ video) Child Support and Child Custody / Visitation are Two Separate, Unrelated Things…

Hey everyone, Stephen with Foxtrot Family Law. We’re going to try to do a shorter video today but I really want to hit on one quick important thing and that is that child custody and visitation on one side and child support on the other side are two completely different things. They’re like rails of […]

Is Your “Free Speech” Focused on Your Mission?

What does free speech have to do with pizza? We’ll get there…We’re big fans of the first amendment, free speech and self-expression. I don’t necessarily like the phrase “stay in your lane.” But I do understand the value of focus, priorities and Deep Work. We want to be true to our mission and purpose at […]

A Child Custody Devotional – Genesis 1:28

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 In our line of work we often hear the joke, “you […]

Online “Emotional” Affair No Excuse in Recent Divorce / Family Law Ruling…

A recent case before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reviewed whether there is an important distinction, when it comes to fault in divorce, between intimate, online exchanges and physical consummation of an affair. If there is a difference, it wasn’t enough for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to overturn a harsh trial court […]

Halloween Tips in Child Custody Cases…

Here are some easy tips to keep Halloween frightfully fun, even as a Co-Parent or Caring Relative, and make sure the only drama today or this weekend comes from Freeform’s Hocus Pocus marathon rather than the Other Side. Halloween is on your day, whenever that is. Your child is not going to object to having […]