Monthly Archives: November 2017

Why Dating During a Custody Battle is a Big Mistake

Starting a new relationship after a divorce or serious breakup is not always easy. After years of monogamy, becoming a parent, and living an uneventful life, getting back into the dating game is daunting. While exploring new relationships is a good way to boost self-esteem and establish new emotional bonds, dating during a custody dispute […]

Is My Prenuptial Agreement Valid?

As the average age of adults getting married for the first time increases, prenuptial agreements are becoming commonplace. Couples who are aware of the high likelihood of divorce and understand the realities of post-divorce financial problems are determined to protect themselves.  A written contract gives adults a way to keep their separate business assets safe […]

What Not to do if a Former Relative Calls CPS During a Custody Dispute

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a nationally recognized agency that provides protection and advocacy for neglected or abused children. In theory, CPS is only contacted when there is a serious concern for the safety of a child, but some people use CPS to harass or intimidate others.  During a divorce or separation involving child custody, […]

Ways to Make Sure Joint Medical Bills are Being Paid

Assigning medical coverage responsibility in child support and child custody decrees is designed to avoid future disputes over children’s health insurance in the future. A fair division of uninsured medical expenses is also addressed in most decrees to ensure that both parents are equally responsible for procedures or medications that insurance will not cover. Unfortunately, […]

Relocating with Child Custody in Mind

Moving out after a relationship ends is sometimes inevitable. Even though it is typically a good idea to remain in a shared home throughout the divorce or break up process, in certain circumstances, leaving the residence may be best for you and your family. If you find yourself forced to move into a new home, […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Ex In-Laws

The first few holidays after a divorce or separation are often awkward for the former couple and their family members. Between running errands, preparing for visitors, and dealing with routine tasks, it is not unusual for relatives to take the place of a parent when the time for visitation comes around. Even if you do […]

Advantages to Working with Your Spouse to Create a Custody Agreement

The majority of custody disputes viewed in movies, television shows, and books feature angry couples playing a legal tug of war over their children. While it is true that custody often becomes contentious as both parents work to find ways to spend more time with their mutual children, it is also true that custody resolution […]

Four Ways to Help Your Family Law Attorney

The attorney you retain to help you with your divorce, custody, asset division, and other family law matters is someone you must ultimately trust during one of the most difficult times in your life. Not only will your attorney represent you, he or she will also give you valuable advice that could impact the rest […]

Why Sharing a Holiday is Not a Bad Idea

When you and your former spouse are going through your divorce, the idea of spending any special occasions together in the future can seem unbearable. While it is true that some couples remain unable to engage in anything other than very basic communication after a divorce, it is possible to establish an amicable relationship. Even […]

What Should I do if My Ex Will Not Return Our Child?

Parental kidnapping, the act of a parent violating a custody order or concealing the location of a child, is one thing that every newly separated or divorced parent worries about. Each year nearly 800,000 children are kidnapped and approximately 200,000 of these children are abducted by their parents. Often influenced by a fear of losing […]

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