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Handling a Parent Not Exercising Visitation

You have a child custody order that gives the other parent visitation. However, the other parent is not exercising either some or all of the visitation as detailed in the order. What can you do to detail with the frustration and disappointment? The…

What to do if CPS Contacts You

The scariest moment any parent can experience is when a Child Protective Service caseworker is knocking on the door. Emotions and thoughts can run the spectrum from “what did I do wrong” to “I am going to lose my kid” to even “how…

What Does "Best Interests" Mean?

If you are involved in a custody case, you have probably heard the phrase “best interests of the child” tossed around. So just what is “best interests of the child?” The phrase is the legal standard for deciding custody cases. This…

How Judges Decide Custodial Arrangements

One of the most common questions that we get as family law attorneys is “how is the judge going to determine who gets the kid(s)…” or a version of that question. While the facts in each case are always different; the answer is always the…

Legal Custody: What does it mean?

Last week we discussed the various forms of physical custody that can be ordered by a judge in a child custody matter. This week we focus on legal custody and its implications. Legal custody describes who can make major decisions about the children.…

Physical Custody: What does it mean?

The idea of going to court for custody of your children is a stressful thought alone. Combine that with legal terms and questions being thrown at you by the opposing attorney and the judge, and it can become overwhelming. Understanding what…

A Legal Blog - The Know (Before You Go)

The legal process can be scary, overwhelming, frightening, stressful, you name it. Educating yourself so you can help your attorney in your case or to prepare to represent yourself is the first step to taking control of your case and making…