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

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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 […]

Has the Supreme Court Ever Ruled on Child Custody Issues?

Yes, and it’s a good thing they have. The United States Constitution doesn’t explicitly say a darn thing about Child Custody. So, like other non-enumerated rights now deemed to be and taken for granted as fundamental, it took “common law” rulings of the Courts to firmly establish your right to raise your children as the […]

Appellate Court in Child Custody Case Divided Over Grandparent Visitation Claim…

The future of Grandparent Visitation in Alabama is uncertain after ruling released last month on October 11th, 2019, in which the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial court’s award of Grandparent Visitation to a grandparent who filed the suit against another grandparent on the “other side” of the family. The Court narrowly construed […]

Online “Emotional” Affair No Excuse in Recent Divorce / Family Law Ruling…

A recent case before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reviewed whether there is an important distinction, when it comes to fault in divorce, between intimate, online exchanges and physical consummation of an affair. If there is a difference, it wasn’t enough for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to overturn a harsh trial court […]