Child Custody Devotional – Proverbs 3:5

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Child Custody Devotional – Proverbs 3:5

…lean not on your own understanding. ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~ We’ve written before that the Dirtiest Word in Child Custody was “Understand,” how co-parents and caregivers spin their wheels and dwell on “why” the Other Side said or did what they did. We wanted to help folks quit trying to analyze or crawl in the […]

In Child Custody, it’s about Energy Management, not Time Management

How long does it take to share a laugh? A hug that doesn’t feel obligatory to one or both huggers? (sad but happens more than you think). Our memories, and more importantly, our children’s memories, capture MOMENTS rather than hours or days or weekends. BUT, and this is the hard part for us and our […]

video – Are you in the Child Custody Wild West?

Are you in the #ChildCustody Wild West? Does the Father listed on a birth certificate have rights regarding the Child without a marriage or court order? Is there anything stopping the Other Side from withholding your child? …from leaving the state with your child? Is that “agreement” you guys signed and got notarized worth the […]

4 Tips for Back to School Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

4 Tips for #BacktoSchool Child Custody and Co-Parenting… ~ Dealing with your child’s education can be difficult for Co-Parents, especially those in the midst of #ChildCustody disputes. BUT, just like that pop quiz that teacher springs on kiddo in math class, it’s an opportunity to shine for anyone that’s prepared. Here’s how to assert yourself […]

video – Having Perspective in a Salty Child Custody Case

How often does someone or some situation pour salt in your life? …on the wounds from a difficult relationship or challenge in #ChildCustody or #CoParenting? That’s what we figured. How can we think about our perspective and maintain calmness, peace and flow? We don’t mind salty language around here, but we don’t drink salty water. […]

Child Custody “Morality Clause” Reversible on Appeal…

In honor of June 9th, we wanted to remind everyone that the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned a trial court’s ruling that “a morality clause [restriction on overnight, romantic guests] is ‘always in the best interest of the child[ren].’” Rather, the appellate court held that “restrictions on a parent’s conduct must be tailored to […]

Thank you, Teachers! May the Fourth be with You.

It’s #teacherappreciationday and #maythefourth. So eternal gratitude to Ms. Hamilton, who named me Student of the Year in her 7th grade English class at Whitesburg Middle. I now write for a living. And to @Marilyn Wells and Ms. Conrad, who gave me a ‘SPACE’ to be creative and weird. And to all the teachers I […]

(video) Child Custody Introduction and Getting Started…

Updating our website and making sure folks have a solid introduction to who we are and what we’re about at Foxtrot Family Law. ~ You can visit our online scheduling page at www.ThinkFoxtrot.com/public_calendars/ anytime, 24-7, and find a time to come into one of our offices and get the specific, actionable information you need to […]

Child Custody Devotional – Cultivate Quality in Child Custody and Co-Parenting…

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10 ~ Slow down. Take your time. Make the perfect cup of coffee or a really good sandwich. Take a really good breath. Find flow in the process. […]

Foxtrot client wins Child Custody appeal…

We’re so very proud of and thrilled for a client whose steadfast, unwavering commitment of time, energy, resources, discipline, and sobriety has led to a victory in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to reestablish visitation with their son. Guys, the personal responsibility to keep up the good work remains, but the stigma regarding addiction […]