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What is DHR’s Burden of Proof in Child Custody Cases…?

Yes or No Questions are Harder than you Think in Child Custody…

Do you know what time it is? Can you answer a yes or no question? It’s harder than you might think, especially when the answer, BY DESIGN, is not going to sound good and the fate of your family is on the line. In this video, we see a very smart character having a hard […]

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 […]

You Have Your Permission to XYZ in Your Child Custody Case…

On this #FoxtrotFriday, you have my permission to be happy and hopeful.  Did you know that getting permission from someone, it could literally be anyone, can significantly increase one’s ability to find peace and joy in whatever they’re “getting permission” to do? Even better, you can give yourself permission. What important decisions or activities are […]

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 […]

Not Able to Work Out? You and Your Kids Can Flex These 3 “Muscles”…

Boredom ???? Dr. Andreas Elpidorou, Philosophy Professor at the University of Louisville and author of “The Good of Boredom,” contends that “there is value in boredom  when it is experienced occasionally by healthy individuals.” We shouldn’t “strive for” it, but as a yin to a stimulation yang, it can guide us to help us more […]

You Need Help with Zoom in your Child Custody Case…

You need help with Zoom… You need help because the Court system, to its credit, is IN on Zoom. You need help because Zoom, to its credit, has upped its security and made it juuuust a bit trickier to get things working when you join a meeting. You and your meeting mates are going to […]

Quick Tip – Take Pictures of Your Order / Paperwork with your Phone

I have seen folks schlep into our office dragging three kids less than the age of 5 all the while lugging a thick binder full of any court document they’ve come across in the last however many years they’ve been dealing with a Child Custody and Co-Parenting case. (On the other hand, a good many […]

We are not Child Custody lawyers…

We’re just a group of folks that’ll keep helping parents and relatives stand up for themselves and their children as long as we’re fit and capable of doing so. Call us whatever the hell you want. These days, what any of us call ourselves couldn’t matter less, but what we all do for each other […]

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 […]