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 […]

Your First Decision in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

There are millions of decisions you make as a parent or caregiver in the best of times and even more when you’re facing the challenge of Child Custody and Co-Parenting. But before deciding what to do about any given situation there’s a much more important decision you need to make… Who you are…And yes, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dealing with DHR – WTH is an ISP?!?!

If you’ve ever dealt with DHR regarding #ChildCustody, you may have wondered, “WTH is an ISP?!?!”  The term “ISP” is an initialism short for Individualized Service Plan. What is an ISP? Who’s involved? Is it “binding” on parents? On DHR? Or, is it what one lawyer called a “sham proceeding” according to a dissenting opinion […]

(video) – The 5th Weekend in Child Custody & Visitation…Answers on Avvo

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 […]

Grandmother asks “Is this Legal?” in Child Custody on Avvo.com

Okay Grandmothers, grandfathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all Caring Relatives…once you have been court-order some kind of #ChildCustody or Visitation Rights you are now entitled to substantive due process and procedural due process and have a right to your day in court about these issues. A Grandmother asked on https://www.avvo.com/ whether “it was legal” for […]

Gift-Giving in Child Custody – Part 1: Child Support

What do you do when you want to give your children gifts at the holidays but you owe Child Support? Can I give a gift or is that going to come back and bite me? There’s a couple of different fundamental things at play here… First, you either owe more or less than $1,000 in […]