Child Custody Devotional – Proverbs 3:5

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Child Custody Devotional – Proverbs 3:5

…lean not on your own understanding. ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~ We’ve written before that the Dirtiest Word in Child Custody was “Understand,” how co-parents and caregivers spin their wheels and dwell on “why” the Other Side said or did what they did. We wanted to help folks quit trying to analyze or crawl in the […]

Foxtrot garners 3rd Child Custody Appellate Win in 2021…

Not all #ChildCustody lawyers do appeals. They are challenging, time consuming and a toss up on a good day. Just last Friday, though, and for a client who wanted to keep fighting and leave it all on the field in their case, we got our third win on appeal in 2021 by reversing a trial […]

Take a Step Back in Child Custody and Co-Parenting… (video)

We’ve all heard about “taking one step forward and two steps back.” It sure can feel like that in #ChildCustody and #CoParenting. You’ve probably heard this before, too, but taking a step back to be mindful of your emotions and your internal reactions BEFORE reacting to the Other Side or to the situation can be […]

In Child Custody, it’s about Energy Management, not Time Management

How long does it take to share a laugh? A hug that doesn’t feel obligatory to one or both huggers? (sad but happens more than you think). Our memories, and more importantly, our children’s memories, capture MOMENTS rather than hours or days or weekends. BUT, and this is the hard part for us and our […]

video – Are you in the Child Custody Wild West?

Are you in the #ChildCustody Wild West? Does the Father listed on a birth certificate have rights regarding the Child without a marriage or court order? Is there anything stopping the Other Side from withholding your child? …from leaving the state with your child? Is that “agreement” you guys signed and got notarized worth the […]

4 Tips for Back to School Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

4 Tips for #BacktoSchool Child Custody and Co-Parenting… ~ Dealing with your child’s education can be difficult for Co-Parents, especially those in the midst of #ChildCustody disputes. BUT, just like that pop quiz that teacher springs on kiddo in math class, it’s an opportunity to shine for anyone that’s prepared. Here’s how to assert yourself […]

video – Answers on Avvo – DHR – Foster Parent Adoption – Support – Relocation???

Answers on Avvo – Does DHR want the Foster Parents to adopt your baby? – Gonna have to pay Child Support for a Child you never knew about? – Can one parent relocate out of state if there’s no Child Custody Order? ~ Child Custody in Alabama Answers on Avvo: main website: ~ […]

Cocaine cut with Fentanyl coming to a Child Custody Case near you…

WARNING… NPR, other media outlets and Foxtrot’s own grapevine are reflecting the prevalence of powder cocaine cut with or containing enough Fentanyl to significantly increase the risk of an overdose. Fentanyl is 100x more powerful than morphine and especially dangerous when snorted. ~ Don’t do drugs or anything illegal. You risk losing time with your […]

video – Know this Term when Dealing with DHR or CPS in Child Custody!

We lawyers are bad on terminology, but DHR may be even worse. You hear terms like Safety Plan and ISP and we’re gonna go over those if we haven’t already. But today, let’s look at “protective capacity” and what that means in the context of dealing with DHR or in any #ChildCustody case. ~ Whether […]

video – Having Perspective in a Salty Child Custody Case

How often does someone or some situation pour salt in your life? …on the wounds from a difficult relationship or challenge in #ChildCustody or #CoParenting? That’s what we figured. How can we think about our perspective and maintain calmness, peace and flow? We don’t mind salty language around here, but we don’t drink salty water. […]