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Best Interests of Children

Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

The Expert Witness

Brad Reid | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

There are two broad categories of trial witnesses: the "lay" witness that is only allowed to describe her or his direct sensory information (heard, sa...

How Far Will You Go "For the Best Interest of the Child"?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Jessica Denis

Is it odd and unconventional and hard to explain to new people who enter MY life, yes it is. However; I wouldn't change any of it. To see my daughter smile, to see my friend happy and to see my ex find the love he deserves makes me happy.

A Legal Overview of Child Custody and Support in Divorce Cases

Brad Reid | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Brad Reid

The overarching legal standard in situations involving children is "the best interest of the child." This standard invites a broad factual inquiry. Under this umbrella, couples in child custody contests present negative evidence concerning each others conduct.

Divorce Confidential: Do Grandparents Have Rights in Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider

Divorce Confidential: Potential Risks When Litigating Move-Aways in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

For my last installment in this three-part move-away series, I am going to explore the potential risks that you may face when you decide to litigate a move-away motion in court.

Paul Ryan + Mother's Day + Gay Marriage = Doing What's Best for Children

Adam Pertman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

We also should address another vital question, one on which most people of every political and religious stripe presumably would agree: Shouldn't our nation's laws, policies and practices serve "the best interests of the child?"

Why Equal Custody Should Be The Legal Norm

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

There is one presumption that seems to be missing from the body of legal presumptions in family law: the presumption that equal custody timesharing is appropriate for children involved in divorce and paternity custody disputes.

Why Divorced Parents Should 'Suck It Up' For Their Kids

Alison Patton | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

When you're sucking it up until it hurts, that's when you will know your sacrifice is making a difference for your kids.