Your First Decision in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

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Your First Decision in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

There are millions of decisions you make as a parent or caregiver in the best of times and even more when you’re facing the challenge of Child Custody and Co-Parenting. But before deciding what to do about any given situation there’s a much more important decision you need to make… Who you are…And yes, you […]

You and Your Child Custody Team

It takes a village, as they say, and your #ChildCustody lawyer is but one member of your Child Custody Team. It’s important, and efficient in terms of time, energy and financial resources, to remember which member of your “team” to go to in certain situations. We work so very hard on communicating with our clients […]

5 Tips for Facetime-ing with your Kids in Child Custody

Any #CoParent who has visited with their kids at a McDonald’s knows that an hour or more is a long time to sit at a fast food restaurant. So if your visits or custody with your child have been impared by everything going on, it can’t be easy engaging on a video- or phone-call during […]

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 […]

Thinking of Playing the Corona Card?

Please talk to a doctor AND your #childcustody lawyer before withholding a parent’s visitation with or custody of a child in violation of Court orders. It could look like you’re just playing the Corona Card and it’s looking like my team and I are going to be at a lot of contempt hearings when the […]

Criticism and Disagreement and Learning and Growth in Child Custody…

It’s hard not to fear criticism, even for us. We take on difficult cases against individuals and state agencies who think they’re just as right as we think we are and they’re more than willing to tell us so in no uncertain terms. It never feels good and you never really get used to it. […]

Tell Your Child Custody Love Story…

When folks think about #ChildCustody they might think first about anger and sadness, but it’s really just a Love Story…. It doesn’t have to be two folks dragging each other and their children through something horrible, but it can turn into that if you’re not operating at the highest level. We believe that #CoParenting and […]

What do you believe…?

What do you believe about yourself? What do you want to believe about yourself? How are those beliefs reflected in the decisions you make? …the actions you take? How committed are you to those beliefs? How disciplined are you in acting on them? But what if the Other Side is mean to you? What if […]

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 […]

Calendar Your Energy, Not Just Your Events…

Anyone raising or caring for a child by themselves knows that a trip to the grocery store, a conversation with your Ex, or maybe even just a shower is an event unto itself. But you don’t have to limit your calendar to scheduling events or activities. Simplify your sad days. Block off time to do […]