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

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(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. ~ […]

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 […]

Child Custody Devotional – All Things for the Good…

…in all things God works for the good… Romans 8:28 If you have ever dealt with #childcustody or #coparenting issues, then something has not turned out the way you planned. It is self-evident that, if possible and with all things being equal, it is more efficient and effective to raise a child as a nuclear […]

(video) Separation of Powers with DHR in Child Custody

The Three Branches of Child Custody Government…

Here’s a free #ChildCustody civics lesson with citations to Alabama Law (know your sources). We call it “Separation of Powers” or “Checks and Balances.” You might find it helpful when dealing with DHR (executive branch) or the Family Courts (judicial branch), more generally: Ala.Const. Art. III, § 42 (a) The powers of the government of […]

Dealing with DHR on Child Custody issues? Declare Independence for you and your Family.

Can Your Child Custody Order Predict (and Control) the Future?

The short answer is no, but this is Child Custody law, and it’s never that simple. The truth is that there are certain future events that Courts cannot account for in their orders and certain events they can. And there’s also certain things Courts can do about future events and certain things they can’t. What’s […]

Grandparent Visitation Upheld – High Standard Reaffirmed…

Grandparent visitation has been upheld by Alabama’s Court of Civil Appeals in a recent opinion from 04-10-2020. As a concept and claim of action, Grandparent Visitation is under constant threat of constitutional challenge. But, thanks in large part to the several elements a Grandparent must meet to prove their claim and the burden of proof […]

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 […]