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What is Your Dream in Child Custody and Co-Parenting?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a great message and an even better mission. Our mission at Foxtrot Family Law is to support and empower committed parents and caring relatives in Child Custody and Co-Parenting to stand up for themselves and the children in their lives.  Far too many stakeholders in the family court system […]

Need a Child Custody Haircut…?

Ever asked a barber if you need a haircut? We make that joke a lot in our consultations and in casual conversation since “Do I need a lawyer…?” is easily one of the top 5 questions we get early on in representing our clients. The joke belies a deeper, scarier truth, though. You don’t cut […]

In Child Custody and Co-Parenting, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable…

In Child Custody and Co-Parenting, get comfortable being uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, if we or any other child custody lawyer could waive our Harry Potter magic wand and make everything easy we would certainly do it, but it just doesn’t work that way. Think calm in the storm, not endless, care-free days of sunny […]

Simple Breathing and Gratitude Practice for Child Custody…

Are you thankful for the air that you breathe? Probably. Do you ever take the time to be grateful just for the air, for your miraculous body that can process air into life-giving oxygen your body needs? Less likely.  We wouldn’t be so bold as to recommend starting a meditation habit, although it certainly would […]

Alabama’s Grandparent Visitation Statutes…

Have you ever read Alabama’s Grandparent Visitation laws? It’s a complicated issue because the Court will not only consider the best interests of the child but will also consider the fundamental constitutional rights of parents, even if parents are refusing any contact or visits with grandparents. The code itself is pretty complicated but you can […]

Grandmother asks “Is this Legal?” in Child Custody on Avvo.com

Okay Grandmothers, grandfathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all Caring Relatives…once you have been court-order some kind of #ChildCustody or Visitation Rights you are now entitled to substantive due process and procedural due process and have a right to your day in court about these issues. A Grandmother asked on https://www.avvo.com/ whether “it was legal” for […]

How to Avoid Treading Water in Child Custody…

It’s certainly better than drowning and avoiding the depths of Child Custody despair is a victory in itself, but merely maintaining circumstances that are either suboptimal for your child or unfair to you is not a viable long-term strategy.  In this article, we’ll look at opportunities to make real progress in Child Custody and Co-Parenting […]

Paternal Relatives’ Objections to Termination of Dad’s Child Custody Rights Overruled, for now…

Really, really sad fact pattern / story including violence against family members and children considered by the Court of Civil Appeals and discussed here so proceed with caution or avoid if the legal discussion and information isn’t worth reading about some really sad stuff. A maternal grandfather with Sole Physical Custody subject to the visitation […]

Sunday Child Custody Devotional – Empathy and Luke 9:23

“If any man would come after me, let him deny himself…” Luke 9:23 Leadership in Child Custody and Co-Parenting is not about power, control and unilateral action heedless of the Other Side’s position. Nor is it about wholesale acceptance of the Other Side’s position or tolerance of their behavior. Empathy, when well understood and executed, […]

Gift-Giving in Child Custody – Part 2.1. Choosing a Gift…

You don’t need the Other Side’s direction, advice or permission to get your child something nice for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thoughtful (literally, as in “involving thought”) when you purchase gifts for your children during the holidays. You’re a grown up and have every right to get your child whatever you […]