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We Help Fathers get Joint Physical Custody…

“The court shall in every case consider joint custody…” § 30-3-152(a), Ala. Code 1975 ^^^ anybody who has spent any time in this game knows this doesn’t happen. I guess credit is due to the Judges that are bold enough to just admit they’re not going to do it (see dog-whistle language in photo at […]

Legislature Ups the Ante for Parents, Relatives and Foster Parents in Child Custody cases…

Termination of Parental Rights in Child Custody cases is known as the “civil death penalty,” and as if the stakes weren’t already high enough, the Alabama State Legislature has amended the Alabama Code to up the ante for the parents, relatives and foster parents involved. It’s now more important than ever for all parties and […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s Your State of the Union in Child Custody…?

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. U.S.C.A. Const. Art. II § 3 Today, the President of the United States will deliver the #StateoftheUnion address and, don’t get me wrong, it […]

Foxtrot Fanmail on Representing Drug Addicts in Child Custody Cases…

We get fanmail like this from time to time. We’re grateful for any opportunity to reflect on our values at Foxtrot Family Law and how the decisions we make and actions we take reflect those values, even and especially when others don’t share them. We stand behind our clients and if it comes down to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Want a fair Child Custody fight with DHR? Know this Rule…