On May 26, 2012, I published an article titled "A Family Is Created When a 'Child Happens' from Non-Relationship Sexual Intimacy. In that article, I ...
Fathers want to flip traditional roles on their heads and become the equal or primary parent -- will mothers stand for it? Will you?
I had the opportunity to speak with Angelo Lobo, a dad who went through a divorce and custody battle. When Angelo saw what was happening in the courts, he decided to journal his findings.
This latest chapter in a young child's heart-rending saga does offer an opportunity, however, to step back from the details of the custody battle and consider its many important lessons.
Everyone in the family law trenches knows that such overreactions are far from uncommon as a result of the exacerbation of conflict and increased distrust resulting from a litigated divorce.
Whether you initiated the divorce, or the divorce was tossed in your lap, you have the same goal: to go on with your life. And you cannot do this if you are consumed with winning, or with controlling circumstances that are beyond your control.
I recently joined the following discussion in the Family Law Professionals group on LinkedIn: "In your opinion, how young is too young for week-about...
Parents are correct in the notion that causing the children to take sides can be extremely useful in their divorce game of chess. However, unlike chess, divorce is not a game and children are not pawns.
When people consider the impact of divorce on children, they typically focus on minor children. Is this because they somehow believe that once children reach the age of majority, their parents' divorce doesn't affect them?
Some commenters felt that my choice not to rent a cheaper apartment -- even if it meant sleeping on the floor in a one-bedroom in a sketchy neighborhood -- would make me look irresponsible in family court.
Within the context of family law, the following terms have been found to negatively influence people's behavior: divorce, child custody, visitation, access, sole, and primary.
Losing the battle and winning the war is great in concept, but most of us have at one point in our lives yielded to the alternative principle: getting tripped up on the petty.
'm not sure that any custody battle is worth it. Kids are always sucked into the vortex of conflict and the richer, crazier parent is usually the victor.
Things that we say to our spouses, to our children, whether in an off-hand moment, and especially in trial, are things that can never be taken back. I tell clients to avoid denigrating and speaking ill of the other, especially in front of the children.
During divorce proceedings, the level of past parental involvement is the most critical factor in determining both the level of access that each spouse will receive and the amount of child support that will be provided, if any.
In the case, Chafin v. Chafin, the Supreme Court held that the jurisdiction of the American federal courts does not end when the child has been returned to another country pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.