What if the Other Side of my Child Custody case is in the Healthcare Industry…

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What if the Other Side of my Child Custody case is in the Healthcare Industry…

Do we Still Exchange Child Custody and Visitation?  (*disclaimer – nothing in the post is legal advice for you and your unique situation. Contact your lawyer and or doctor for actionable information specific to your case.) We’re getting variations of this question on a daily basis. The default rule is that “the order speaks for […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s the difference between Child Custody Jurisdiction and Child Custody Venue…?

Clearly understanding the difference between “venue” and “jurisdiction” in Child Custody cases can be so tricky that even we lawyers can get confused if we’re not careful. Think of it this way, Bryant-Denny or Jordan-Hare stadium, or even any regulation football field anywhere, can host a proper contest to see who the better american football […]

Hearsay in Child Custody Cases…

Think “he said, she said” cases are hard? Imagine if it’s “the child said” or “this other guy said” or, as is the case in a lot of DHR cases, “this anonymous caller said.” Sounds like a mess, doesn’t it? ???? That’s why we’re digging into the vault in this, the week of Foxtrot’s 5th […]

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 […]

The Dirtiest Word in Child Custody…

When all you do all day every day is help parents and relatives in Child Custody cases, you start to notice some patterns. Some patterns are helpful, some aren’t. One pattern we’ve picked up on is the kind of language our clients use, more specifically, their vocabulary. I bet dollars to doughnuts there is a […]

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 […]