What if the Other Side of my Child Custody case is in the Healthcare Industry…

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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 […]

Thinking of Playing the Corona Card?

Please talk to a doctor AND your #childcustody lawyer before withholding a parent’s visitation with or custody of a child in violation of Court orders. It could look like you’re just playing the Corona Card and it’s looking like my team and I are going to be at a lot of contempt hearings when the […]

What’s the difference between Child Custody Jurisdiction and Child Custody Venue…?

Clearly understanding the difference between “venue” and “jurisdiction” in Child Custody cases can be so tricky that even we lawyers can get confused if we’re not careful. Think of it this way, Bryant-Denny or Jordan-Hare stadium, or even any regulation football field anywhere, can host a proper contest to see who the better american football […]

Legislature Ups the Ante for Parents, Relatives and Foster Parents in Child Custody cases…

Termination of Parental Rights in Child Custody cases is known as the “civil death penalty,” and as if the stakes weren’t already high enough, the Alabama State Legislature has amended the Alabama Code to up the ante for the parents, relatives and foster parents involved. It’s now more important than ever for all parties and […]

Hearsay in Child Custody Cases…

Think “he said, she said” cases are hard? Imagine if it’s “the child said” or “this other guy said” or, as is the case in a lot of DHR cases, “this anonymous caller said.” Sounds like a mess, doesn’t it? ???? That’s why we’re digging into the vault in this, the week of Foxtrot’s 5th […]

When Can I Appeal my DHR Child Custody Case…?

One of the many reasons parents and caring relatives get confused in DHR cases is because they don’t know when Juvenile Court judgments are “final” for the purposes of “post-judgment relief” in the Juvenile Court and or appeal. Folks, you are not alone. The Juvenile Courts and even the Court of Civil Appeals is right […]

Alabama’s Grandparent Visitation Statutes…

Have you ever read Alabama’s Grandparent Visitation laws? It’s a complicated issue because the Court will not only consider the best interests of the child but will also consider the fundamental constitutional rights of parents, even if parents are refusing any contact or visits with grandparents. The code itself is pretty complicated but you can […]

Paternal Relatives’ Objections to Termination of Dad’s Child Custody Rights Overruled, for now…

Really, really sad fact pattern / story including violence against family members and children considered by the Court of Civil Appeals and discussed here so proceed with caution or avoid if the legal discussion and information isn’t worth reading about some really sad stuff. A maternal grandfather with Sole Physical Custody subject to the visitation […]