Foxtrot garners 3rd Child Custody Appellate Win in 2021…

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Foxtrot garners 3rd Child Custody Appellate Win in 2021…

Not all #ChildCustody lawyers do appeals. They are challenging, time consuming and a toss up on a good day. Just last Friday, though, and for a client who wanted to keep fighting and leave it all on the field in their case, we got our third win on appeal in 2021 by reversing a trial […]

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) Separation of Powers with DHR in Child Custody

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

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 […]

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 […]

Grandparent Visitation Upheld – High Standard Reaffirmed…

Grandparent visitation has been upheld by Alabama’s Court of Civil Appeals in a recent opinion from 04-10-2020. As a concept and claim of action, Grandparent Visitation is under constant threat of constitutional challenge. But, thanks in large part to the several elements a Grandparent must meet to prove their claim and the burden of proof […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Help Fathers get Joint Physical Custody…

“The court shall in every case consider joint custody…” § 30-3-152(a), Ala. Code 1975 ^^^ anybody who has spent any time in this game knows this doesn’t happen. I guess credit is due to the Judges that are bold enough to just admit they’re not going to do it (see dog-whistle language in photo at […]