Your Child Custody Priority Rankings…?

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Your Child Custody Priority Rankings…?

If you have too many priorities you don’t have any. We’ve all heard that, no? Have we ever sat down and thought about or, better yet, written down and ranked our priorities? Heck, sometimes as Parents, especially in the throes of #childcustody and #coparenting, it doesn’t feel like we’ve ever sat down, much done deeper […]

(video) – Identity of Reporter in DHR Child Custody Cases…?

If you or someone you know is or has been involved in a Child Custody case or investigation with DHR please watch or listen until the end. This is a great question from Avvo.com regarding the identity of a confidential reporter to DHR. The law protects well-meaning individuals from harm or liability but it also […]

video – Answers on Avvo – DHR – Foster Parent Adoption – Support – Relocation???

Answers on Avvo – Does DHR want the Foster Parents to adopt your baby? – Gonna have to pay Child Support for a Child you never knew about? – Can one parent relocate out of state if there’s no Child Custody Order? ~ Child Custody in Alabama Answers on Avvo: https://bit.ly/378J0R9 main website: https://www.avvo.com/ ~ […]

Cocaine cut with Fentanyl coming to a Child Custody Case near you…

WARNING… NPR, other media outlets and Foxtrot’s own grapevine are reflecting the prevalence of powder cocaine cut with or containing enough Fentanyl to significantly increase the risk of an overdose. Fentanyl is 100x more powerful than morphine and especially dangerous when snorted. ~ Don’t do drugs or anything illegal. You risk losing time with your […]

video – Know this Term when Dealing with DHR or CPS in Child Custody!

We lawyers are bad on terminology, but DHR may be even worse. You hear terms like Safety Plan and ISP and we’re gonna go over those if we haven’t already. But today, let’s look at “protective capacity” and what that means in the context of dealing with DHR or in any #ChildCustody case. ~ Whether […]

(video) Random Rules! — Attorney-Client Privilege in your Child Custody case (Rule 502, Ala R Evid)

Attorney-Client Privilege is sacred in this Country and especially in your #ChildCustody case, but it’s not as simple as you might think and your Child Custody lawyer needs to be on the lookout for ways the Other Side might try to invade confidential communications with your lawyer in discovery, depositions or even at trial. ~ […]

Child Custody Devotional – PERMA-nent Custody?

Happiness isn’t just about feeling better, but that’s part of it. More positive emotions obviously correlate with well-being, but the problem is it’s tough to control our emotions and #CoParenting and #ChildCustody is chaotic enough without judging each feeling or reaction we have to something. ~ That’s where a model like the PERMA model, pioneered […]

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 […]