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How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

In Praise Of Involved Fathers

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

All the chatter about fathers not being involved in their children's lives sometimes confuses those of us who had the privilege of raising our children by ourselves. We wouldn't have had it any other way, so it is difficult to comprehend why any father would not want to be involved.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Part II of this series ended with the following question from an attorney colleague on the listserv for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Recipe for an Apology

Tara Fass | Posted 04.23.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

As Paula Spencer Scott, wrote in 7 Ways to Handle a Hothead -- Without Blowing Your Top steadying yourself with people who feel slighted is challenging. In my line of work, this would be hurt and angry co-parents and their children.

Every. Other. Weekend. Coping With Custody.

Heather Leiva | Posted 04.23.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

I remind myself I am lucky. Every other weekend means they have two sets of parents who love them. I am lucky to have a beautiful family in whatever capacity I can get it.

How My Divorce Will Be Different Than My Parents'

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 05.03.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

I'm on a roller coaster, the huge swells have passed, for now, but I know there are more to come. Seventeen years, two children, three moves -- it's a history, a life together. But I will find my new normal, and I will make sure my children have one as well. I'm human, but I'll do my best.

Did Mom Coach Her Daughters To Lie About Abuse?

Posted 01.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

Shelly adopted her two granddaughters when they were young children, because her daughter, Roxy, was deemed an unfit mother. Recently, the two girls, ...

Trouble Parenting My Stepson

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your family is going through significant growing pains, with everyone having to make some big adjustments. Rather than giving you suggestions for controlling your stepson's behavior, I think it best that we step back and look at the situation from a bigger perspective.

A Poem About Losing Custody

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Shock and surprise, in the blink of an eye. I'm still a kid myself! This twenty year old guy.

Planning Pays Off

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

While the concept of planning what happens upon a separation may seem cruel or too calculating to some, its' a fact of life that those who plan ahead for their long term goals are usually more likely to succeed at them than those who do not.

Sisters In A Custody Battle: Who Should Keep The Child?

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dana is furious with her sister, Jaye, who refuses to relinquish temporary guardianship of Dana’s 13-year-old daughter. Dana, who struggled with dru...

Reality Divorce

Margaret Klaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

Sooner or later, it had to happen. Nestled cozily in my inbox between an email from a grumpy opposing attorney and a bar association solicitation, there it was: NOW CASTING DIVORCED COUPLES FOR NEW NBC SERIES. Of course, I clicked.

Splitting the Baby

Krista Barth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

I litigate for a living, but if I do my job really well, you never step foot inside a courtroom. If you step foot into a courtroom, you have already lost. You have abdicated your parental authority to the state rather than compromise with someone you once loved.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

5 Custody Myths Separating Parents Should Know

Carla Schiff Donnelly | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Carla Schiff Donnelly

Custody cases can be contentious, expensive and painful for all involved. Parents are often flooded with war stories of their cousin's neighbor's bes...

The Best Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids

Amy Arndt | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Amy Arndt

If your primary goal is to protect your children from pain, by simply handling situations with your former spouse in a positive manner, the children reap the benefits.

What Society Gets Wrong About Divorced Dads

Doug Zeigler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Doug Zeigler

I just find it sad that societally, we assume the worst when it comes to men and fatherhood, especially in the case of custody. I do believe that with time, we can prove that we can be and ARE great parents in our own right and eradicate the stereotypes. The onus is on us, men.

Doing This Could Seriously Damage Your Child Custody Case

Posted 03.17.2014 | Divorce

By Lenore Skonal for Divorce360.com No. It’s the resounding answer to the question: Should you have a member of the opposite sex spend the night...

Saying "I Do" Over & Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages?

A Lesson From Philomena

Mark Roseman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

I intended to be one of just a handful of patrons attending a recent performance in Delray Beach, FL of the new BBC film, Philomena. Philomena. This f...

The 'F' Word in Family Law

Natalie Gregg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

When you go before the judge, what is fair and just sometimes does not translate through the law.

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary

Mark Roseman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Following my divorce in July 1998, I became a pro se litigant, seeking the Court to compel earlier orders for therapy and visitation which my children's mother was loathe to comply with.

What All Women Need To Do During Divorce

Women & Co | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Women & Co

Every divorce has unique circumstances that can directly influence the outcome, including who earns more, who gets custody of the children, or if one spouse has made a considerable financial contribution to the other's earning potential.

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.