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

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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. […]

Everyone else’s Dreamworld in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

Live in a #coparenting dreamworld of bubblegum and patient, understanding, respectful, flexible folks on the Other Side of your #ChildCustody case? Neither do we. When the two-cent mafia tells you “you guys just need to communicate and work that out” avoid the urge to use a phrase that ends in “Sherlock” and just call a […]

Child Custody – Father’s Day’s Fundamental Principle…

Happy #fathersday2021. Did you know…? ~ “It is the policy of this state to assure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of their children and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of rearing their children after […]

Child Custody “Morality Clause” Reversible on Appeal…

In honor of June 9th, we wanted to remind everyone that the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial court’s ruling that “a morality clause [restriction on overnight, romantic guests] is ‘always in the best interest of the child[ren].’” Rather, the appellate court held that “restrictions on a parent’s conduct must be tailored to […]

What’s your Child Custody Vision…? Your Child Custody Mission…?

Vision involves logistics, planning and tactics. That’s important, but it’s the easy part. Mission is based on your values. Really understanding your values is hard. Aligning your vision with your mission is hard. It’s worth it to you and your family. ~ The information provided here is general in nature and not to be considered […]

UPDATE on Refundable $30 Deposit to Book Child Custody Consultation…

Do you guys still do complimentary consultations? Yes. Then why do I have to put up $30? To help protect your time slot from folks that previously would have taken it then not show up. So when do I get my money back? When you show up and learn what you can do to stand […]

Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

An article by the founder of 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 anytime, 24-7, and find a time to come into one of our offices and get the specific, actionable information you need to […]