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Family Court

The Hidden Cost Of Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Marital problems can lead to more absences, tardiness, on-the-job injuries and loss of productivity. It's costing businesses millions each year.

Does The Richer Parent Deserve More Time With The Kids?

Pauline Gaines | Posted 11.28.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

The prospect of someone -- me -- who works full-time for a middle-class salary and has no family money, having to pay child support to someone who has so much family money that he doesn't work, wanders across the border of Ludicrousland and into Heinousville.

Judging Children as Children: Partnering With Families for Our Children's Future

Michael A. Corriero | Posted 08.14.2012 | Crime
Michael A. Corriero

New York's policy of trying children as adults leaves in its wake thousands of missed opportunities to productively partner with families, to ensure that our youth realize their full potential and avoid future involvement with the criminal justice system.

Angels at Risk: Southern California Juvenile Courts Dissolved

Susie Spain | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Removing an option of education, life lessons and a chance for something better, the juvenile system is being gutted.

Bosh Takes Ex To Court To Get More Time With Daughter

Posted 02.27.2012 | Miami

Miami Heat's power forward Chris Bosh left the NBA All-Star basketball court on Sunday for a court of a different kind. The ball player spent Mond...

Is Spousal Support Finally Getting A Serious Update?

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Elizabeth Benedict

Instead of allowing people to end a failed relationship, the antiquated laws in Massachusetts, Florida, and New Jersey states force them to become permanent adversaries, returning to divorce court whenever circumstances change. They endure a lifetime of legal fees and divorce that never ends.

The ‘Tactical Nuclear Weapon’ Used In Family Court

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 11.23.2011 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

The misuse of orders of protection by women when going through a divorce is one of the more prevalent and unfortunate trends in family law. A system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused.

Why Do Moms Have All The Power In Family Court?

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 09.26.2011 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

The father's rights movement isn't an anti-mom or anti-woman movement; it's an anti-unfairness movement. It just so happens that moms have most of the...

Signs of Hope Emerge From Tragedy

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

I take as a sign of hope the outpouring of support from people asking how they can become volunteers for other abused and neglected children.

'Feminists Love Divorce!'

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

"If there's one thing feminists love, it's divorce - they consider it liberating." That's just one of the claims Phyllis Schlafly and her co-author S...

Westchester Democratic, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families Parties Nominate Censured Judge for Re-Election

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

If you think you can simply defer to political parties to make the choice in judicial elections for you, think again.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Robin Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robin Steinberg

When you peel back the rhetoric, and peer past the politics, in the South Bronx, as in other poor communities, the bulk of family court cases are really about poverty.

Virginia is for Drivers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

When you're a progressive Democrat living in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have a lot of 'splainin' to do. The motto "Virginia is for Lovers" may ...

The Great Divide: A Dose of Reality We Can Do Without

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Who among us wouldn't thrill at the idea of humiliating not only a man who is behind on child support but inadvertently shaming his children, who would get to watch him collared on national television?

The Great Divide: Divorce, American Style

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

In America, fathers who can't pay child support are "deadbeats" rather than men who have become overwhelmed or sabotaged by unreasonable financial obligations ordered by family court judges.

Facts Without Feelings in Family Court

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Those who refuse to acknowledge an emotional involvement are hiding and, sadly, they have impressed us so much that we tend to believe in appearance as opposed to substance.

Who "Gets" the Child?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The need to expose insidiously sadistic and needy clinicians with lofty affectations is nowhere more crucial than when they do toxic and lasting damage in the guise of protecting the child.

Letting Go of a Foster Baby, with Great Reluctance

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Today I spent three hours in Hell -- the waiting room of the Family Court at the Arlington County, VA courthouse. As the foster parent of an infant, I...