Everyone else’s Dreamworld in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

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Everyone else’s Dreamworld in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

Live in a #coparenting dreamworld of bubblegum and patient, understanding, respectful, flexible folks on the Other Side of your #ChildCustody case? Neither do we. When the two-cent mafia tells you “you guys just need to communicate and work that out” avoid the urge to use a phrase that ends in “Sherlock” and just call a […]

Child Custody Devotional – “Happy” is over…

An article by the founder of https://positivepsychology.com/ caught my eye, “Why You Should Have Never Had Kids (If You Want To Be Happy, That Is)”, and I confess that its half-troll, half-clickbait title got me.  ~ The thrust of the article, written by Seph Fontane Pennock, is that peer-reviewed, academic research supports a conclusion that […]

The Courage to Measure your Discomfort in Child Custody…

In Child Custody law, these scales shouldn’t mean what you might think at first blush. In Foxtrot’s universe, they measure discomfort. When the immediate discomfort of staying the same, (or even unwittingly allowing things to get worse), outweighs the discomfort of making a change…that’s when we take action. How comfortable are you with your Child […]

Beware the Narrative Fallacy in Child Custody and CoParenting

What’s the narrative fallacy? Abhishek Chakraborty, writer of ‘Sunday Wisdom’ on the website, Medium, puts it this way, “Life is full of random facts. You forcibly knit them together to give it meaning.” How does this relate to #ChildCustody and #CoParenting…? ~ ~ If you would like to speak more about how you, as a […]

Child Custody Devotional – Vengeance? Or Patience…

…at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. Zephaniah 3:19 ~ Receiving this passage can lead us in a couple of different directions. It can engender anger, vengeance or wrath. I prefer, though, to receive it as a call for patience, humility and agency. ~ I take it as patience, that the time […]

Child Custody Devotional – On Daylight Savings…

“And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day…” 1 Samuel 9:26 ~ No, you didn’t sleep in more than usual. #DaylightSavingsTime is here! Spring forward, everyone. For the next few months, each day greets us with two wonderful opportunities. ~ First, arise early and greet the dawn when […]

Child Custody Devotional – Identify and Develop Individual Skills in Co-Parenting…

I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. Daniel 9:22 ~ In #ChildCustody and #CoParenting, I think we give short shrift to ‘skill’ as parents. We oversimplify it to ourselves, in our own heads and hearts. More importantly, the Courts oversimplify it. Less importantly, the Other Side oversimplifies it. None of us […]

Child Custody Devotional – Practice these Things…

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me — practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Phillippians 4:9 ~ We love the word ‘practice’. It is fundamental to our mission on several levels. In its transitive verb sense, our #childcustody lawyers don’t “do” law they “practice […]

Setting the Table, in Life, Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

We need to set the table. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but we need to do it. Ever sit down for a nice meal at home, you’re excited, hungry and ready to relax…maybe you’ve finally put the kids down, poured a glass of wine and started up Disney+ ready to veg…only to realize you […]

Happy Monday – What can you do about Child Custody this Week…?

We love our work here at Foxtrot! For us, Monday is about getting back in the lab and realizing our team’s potential to help parents and relatives stand up for themselves in #ChildCustody cases. Weekends are an important opportunity to rest, recharge and reinvest in our mission to serve our clients, their children and their […]