Quick Tips for Dealing with the GAL in your DHR Child Custody Case…

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Quick Tips for Dealing with the GAL in your DHR Child Custody Case…

If you’re dealing with DHR and there is an active custody case in the Juvenile Court system, Alabama law mandates that a Guardian ad Litem, “GAL” (pronounced /jē/ • /ā/ • /el/), be appointed. For practical purposes, think of the GAL as a lawyer for the child or children involved, just like your lawyer. DO […]

Attorney-Client Privilege in Child Custody…

What is the Attorney-Client Privilege in #ChildCustody cases and where does it come from? ~ We’ve all heard that honesty is the best policy. You have to be honest with your doctor and counselors to get the treatment you need. You also have to be honest with your #ChildCustody lawyers to get the advice and […]

Do You Have an Appointment with Your Kids in Child Custody and Co-Parenting?

Do you Have an appointment with your kids in #childcustody and #coparenting? Court hearings are set by appointment; that’s called due process and it’s important enough to be in the United States Constitution. Why not have specified times and days for  your Facetime or your phone call with your kids? “Because adults ought to be […]

What is the hardest question to answer in Child Custody cases?

And I know it’s a sensitive question, especially these days… Do you have a job right now? That’s a yes or no question. It’s also probably the #1 question we can’t get a straight answer to in a courtroom, and understandably so, but we are 100% on your team without judgment. We know what we’re […]

Quick Tip – Take Pictures of Your Order / Paperwork with your Phone

I have seen folks schlep into our office dragging three kids less than the age of 5 all the while lugging a thick binder full of any court document they’ve come across in the last however many years they’ve been dealing with a Child Custody and Co-Parenting case. (On the other hand, a good many […]

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 […]