Child Custody is about Deciding Who You Are…Not What You Do

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Child Custody is about Deciding Who You Are…Not What You Do

There’s a big difference between saying “I quit smoking” and “I’m not a smoker.” Especially in DHR cases, you can’t be effective in your Child Custody case by checking boxes. It’s about deciding who you are and the decisions and actions that flow out of that. ~ Are you the kind of person who is […]

Random Rules! — Expert Witnesses in your Child Custody case (Rule 703, Ala R Evid)

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 […]

In Child Custody, Give Credit Where Credit is Due…

Quick #ChildCustody Tip on a #FoxtrotFriday…but it’s a tricky one and requires just a little perspective and self awareness. Can you testify to one thing the Other Side does well to serve your children? Or one thing that you, yourself, could improve on in your parenting? Giving credit where credit is due and conceding room […]

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 […]

Can Your Child Custody Order Predict (and Control) the Future?

The short answer is no, but this is Child Custody law, and it’s never that simple. The truth is that there are certain future events that Courts cannot account for in their orders and certain events they can. And there’s also certain things Courts can do about future events and certain things they can’t. What’s […]

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 […]

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 […]