Go to the Source in Your Child Custody Case…

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Go to the Source in Your Child Custody Case…

Tough love, today…Why are we asking the Other Side for records or information we can go straight to the source and retrieve ourselves. Do we crave the drama? Are we hoping, on some level, that the Other Side simply won’t give them to us so now we’ve got one more thing you can hold against […]

Appellate Court in Child Custody Case Upholds Right to Refuse DHR Drug Tests…

In a ruling just released on 10-18-2019, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial court’s Termination of Parental Rights of a father who “routinely refused to [drug] test,” according to DHR. The Court stated that “the failure to test does not constitute affirmative proof that [someone] is using drugs.” Id est, and make […]

The Definition(s) of Child Custody (ˈchī(-ə)ld \ ˈkə-stə-dē) in Alabama…

Committed parents and caring relatives, and even several lawyers and judges, routinely misunderstand and misapply the legal definitions of custody in Alabama. This creates a headache, at best. It can cost families and parties precious time, energy and financial resources more often. And, at worst, it can put children in danger. There are 2 different […]

Can I Get an “Amen” Agreement in Child Custody?

Do you know what the word “amen” actually means? Merriam-Webster calls it “solemn ratification” and “hearty approval,” and it translates literally to “I agree.” Is that how you feel about your Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support order?  If not, you may have reached a settlement, but we wouldn’t call it an Agreement. It’s that […]

Enjoy Game Day in Child Custody…

Coach Foxtrot here. You guys ever get a pop quiz in school? Were you excited about it? How about a test you knew was coming up and fretted and fretted about it? Now imagine someone walking up to Bo Nix or Tua Tagovailoa on the street near a park and challenging them to quick flag […]

Bullying in Child Custody…

We hear words like control and manipulation and harassment, but we at Foxtrot see it for what it is…Bullying. And we’re not just talking about your lunch money here, we’re talking about the Other Side hitting where it hurts the most…your kids. Bullying in Child Custody can take many forms, and standing up to it […]

Three of the Most Frequently Asked Questions in Child Custody…

I am confident, in fact I’m sure, that I am not the first one to write such a list. In fact I’ll include links at the bottom to other such lists.  When can my child have to be to choose which parent he or she wants to live with?  – – Short Answer: Never.  – […]

Dog Custody is a thing – and we’d love to help…

disclaimer: We’re not here to judge. This is not that kind of internet. If you’re not a dog person and it offends you that our team at Foxtrot would use our time, talents and energy to address issues of Dog Custody, we sincerely apologize and hope you believe that that wasn’t our intent. We’re not […]

Common Misconceptions in Child Custody – “Primary” Physical Custody…

A big part of our mission at Foxtrot Family Law is to educate our community about the resources available to committed parents and caring relatives as well as correct common misconceptions about Child Custody and Co-Parenting. Some of our favorite misconceptions are as follows: – co-parents should work out informal agreements re: visitation rather than […]

Foxtrot FAQ: What is an Emergency? And how does Foxtrot handle it?

From Foxtrot’s perspective, an Emergency is something that is an immediate threat to your life, liberty or property. In most cases, if you have an emergency, before calling your attorney you should call 911. (Side note: my answer to so many “what if this happens…” questions is “call 911; this Court order or pending case […]