Criticism and Disagreement and Learning and Growth in Child Custody…

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Criticism and Disagreement and Learning and Growth in Child Custody…

It’s hard not to fear criticism, even for us. We take on difficult cases against individuals and state agencies who think they’re just as right as we think we are and they’re more than willing to tell us so in no uncertain terms. It never feels good and you never really get used to it. […]

(video) – I Can’t Even Find Out Who Has Custody of My Child…?

Some folks don’t have it as good as the rest of us. Sometimes we respond to issues and questions that give us a broader perspective on the issues parents and relatives face in #ChildCustody and #CoParenting. For every nuanced issue about decision-making and deciding between Standard Visitation or Joint Physical Custody, there are parents that […]

When Can I Appeal my DHR Child Custody Case…?

One of the many reasons parents and caring relatives get confused in DHR cases is because they don’t know when Juvenile Court judgments are “final” for the purposes of “post-judgment relief” in the Juvenile Court and or appeal. Folks, you are not alone. The Juvenile Courts and even the Court of Civil Appeals is right […]

Child Custody Devotional – Every one of us has all we need…

Every one of us has all we need. – John Lennon / Paul McCartney So normally I pick out a Bible verse to write about on Sundays. But wisdom, even spiritual insight, comes from anywhere and everywhere. That’s because fundamental truth is just that, and it’s not confined to a certain book or genre or […]

Tell Your Child Custody Love Story…

When folks think about #ChildCustody they might think first about anger and sadness, but it’s really just a Love Story…. It doesn’t have to be two folks dragging each other and their children through something horrible, but it can turn into that if you’re not operating at the highest level. We believe that #CoParenting and […]

What do you believe…?

What do you believe about yourself? What do you want to believe about yourself? How are those beliefs reflected in the decisions you make? …the actions you take? How committed are you to those beliefs? How disciplined are you in acting on them? But what if the Other Side is mean to you? What if […]

(video) Can My 18-year-old Child See Me if I Don’t Have Child Custody…?

The Best Answers I’ve Ever Heard in Child Custody Cases – Communication Issues…

You’ve heard the phrase the ends justify the means. I’m not sure that’s true. I think being thoughtful, intentional and then authentic in your decisions and behavior is the best course in #ChildCustody and #CoParenting, whatever the ends might be. That said, this is one of the best answers by a witness I’ve ever heard […]

Child Custody Devotional – Psalm 143:8 and a Morning Meditation

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 There is magic in the morning. Everyone I study talks about it. Our energy is up, our willpower stocked and we’ve been […]

Are Mothers Really “Favored” in Child Custody Cases…?

“There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination. Traditionally, such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of ‘romantic paternalism’ which, in practical effect, put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage.” Justice William Brennan There is certainly a perception that the family courts […]