Child Custody Devotional – You will Know it by Your Fruit…

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Child Custody Devotional – You will Know it by Your Fruit…

The Maker is never removed from the Made. Put another way, “you will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16). As our clients know, and as best as we fallibly can, we practice non-judgment at Foxtrot. The concept of fault is much less relevant than the concept of an objective present reality. But, as Jerry […]

Child Custody Devotional – PERMA-nent Custody?

Happiness isn’t just about feeling better, but that’s part of it. More positive emotions obviously correlate with well-being, but the problem is it’s tough to control our emotions and #CoParenting and #ChildCustody is chaotic enough without judging each feeling or reaction we have to something. ~ That’s where a model like the PERMA model, pioneered […]

This Season of Gratitude…

We enter this season of gratitude. We’ve so much to be thankful for…our family, our children, this day…this very breath.

Child Custody Devotional – “Good” versus “Bad” in the Judgment-Free Zone?

We’re lawyers so we’re big on terminology. From both a practical, legal and even spiritual sense, words have power. I’m looking at James 1:17, from the Christian Bible, today and I’ve got to make a note for the record. ~ So, the King James Version of the verse reads as follows: “Every good gift and […]

Wishful Thinking and Expectations from the Other Side in Child Custody

There’s a lot of wishful thinking in #ChildCustody and #CoParenting. It’s not even fair to the Other Side to expect something from them that they can’t or won’t give. Your peace and effectiveness must come from you…from your side, your squad, your team…because we can tell you who it’s not coming from.

The Benefit of Small Victories in Child Custody…

When you want your kids with you so badly in a #ChildCustody case, it’s easy to focus so much thought and energy on the “BIG WIN” that you take for granted the million little ways to make your situation just a little bit better for you and the kids. Here’s 3 things to appreciate about […]

Express Yourself in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

Express Yourself in Child Custody and Co-Parenting… Here’s the beautiful thing about a detailed Child Custody and Visitation Schedule. It creates space for all sides. Within that space, whether large or small, your decisions and actions as a parent or relative caregiver are great, if not the best, ways to express yourself.  What if the […]

What Poker can Teach Us about Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

There’s a lot less causation in our world than we think. There are questionable decisions that work out and there are conservative, rational decisions that blow up in our face. We get that, generally… But for some reason, in Child Custody, a sphere of human activity with even more chaos than usual, we think if […]

Child Custody Devotional – A Zen Boulder…

A spiritual leader often walked with his students. They understood both its practical and meditative value. The pair happened upon a large boulder, shaped and hardened by thousands of years of changing environments. “Do you see that boulder?” the leader asked his student. —“Yes, of course,” replied the disciple. “Do you think it’s heavy?” the […]

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 […]