Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

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Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

An article by the founder of https://positivepsychology.com/ caught my eye, “Why You Should Have Never Had Kids (If You Want To Be Happy, That Is)”, and I confess that its half-troll, half-clickbait title got me.  ~ The thrust of the article, written by Seph Fontane Pennock, is that peer-reviewed, academic research supports a conclusion that […]

Thank you, Teachers! May the Fourth be with You.

It’s #teacherappreciationday and #maythefourth. So eternal gratitude to Ms. Hamilton, who named me Student of the Year in her 7th grade English class at Whitesburg Middle. I now write for a living. And to @Marilyn Wells and Ms. Conrad, who gave me a ‘SPACE’ to be creative and weird. And to all the teachers I […]

(video) Child Custody Introduction and Getting Started…

Updating our website and making sure folks have a solid introduction to who we are and what we’re about at Foxtrot Family Law. ~ You can visit our online scheduling page at www.ThinkFoxtrot.com/public_calendars/ anytime, 24-7, and find a time to come into one of our offices and get the specific, actionable information you need to […]

The Courage to Measure your Discomfort in Child Custody…

In Child Custody law, these scales shouldn’t mean what you might think at first blush. In Foxtrot’s universe, they measure discomfort. When the immediate discomfort of staying the same, (or even unwittingly allowing things to get worse), outweighs the discomfort of making a change…that’s when we take action. How comfortable are you with your Child […]

(video) Random Rules! — Attorney-Client Privilege in your Child Custody case (Rule 502, Ala R Evid)

Attorney-Client Privilege is sacred in this Country and especially in your #ChildCustody case, but it’s not as simple as you might think and your Child Custody lawyer needs to be on the lookout for ways the Other Side might try to invade confidential communications with your lawyer in discovery, depositions or even at trial. ~ […]

Child Custody Devotional – Cultivate Quality in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10 ~ Slow down. Take your time. Make the perfect cup of coffee or a really good sandwich. Take a really good breath. Find flow in the process. […]

Foxtrot client wins Child Custody appeal…

We’re so very proud of and thrilled for a client whose steadfast, unwavering commitment of time, energy, resources, discipline, and sobriety has led to a victory in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to reestablish visitation with their son. Guys, the personal responsibility to keep up the good work remains, but the stigma regarding addiction […]

Child Custody Devotional – Rise Again…

If He can do it, so can each one of us. #ChildCustody and #CoParenting can knock us down time and time again. Each time, we can be risen, indeed. #HappyEaster ~ If you would like to speak more about how you, as a Committed Parent or Caring Relative, can be more effective in your Child […]

Beware the Narrative Fallacy in Child Custody and CoParenting

What’s the narrative fallacy? Abhishek Chakraborty, writer of ‘Sunday Wisdom’ on the website, Medium, puts it this way, “Life is full of random facts. You forcibly knit them together to give it meaning.” How does this relate to #ChildCustody and #CoParenting…? ~ ~ If you would like to speak more about how you, as a […]

We Don’t Joke about Child Custody…Not Even on April Fools’ Day

We thought about some kind of April Fool’s post, one of those early Google-esque posts that announces that our team is doing the last thing we’d ever do. You know the ones. But we believe words have power beyond what we know and comprehend, and we can’t even bring ourselves to make jokes about ever […]