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Custody Battles

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

Mark Baer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.

Is the Home Paternity Test a "Game Changer?"

Mark Baer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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 ...

Family Law Litigation: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part V

Mark Baer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 10.17.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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?

The Power of Words

Mark Baer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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.

Japan Joins International Child Custody Treaty

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce

TOKYO -- Japan's parliament on Wednesday approved joining an international child custody treaty amid foreign pressure for Tokyo to address concerns th...

Should Marriage Take Longer Than Divorce?

Amira Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Divorce doesn't need any extra punishment. Many men and women going through it already feel like failures without the help of any legal entities. There's got to be a way to prevent the pain. And, of course, not make some divorces last longer than the marriages themselves.

Why I'm Grateful For My Narcissist Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 07.01.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I can honestly say I am grateful for my narcissist ex.

Disabled Parent Legally Prohibited From Custody

Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Kaney O'Neill is a US Naval veteran and a quadriplegic paralyzed from the chest down. She is also the mother of a young son and she recently went thro...

The Person You Should Blame For That Fight With Your Ex

Judy Corcoran | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Judy Corcoran

When an issue comes up with your ex, ask yourself if you are behaving or communicating in a way that contributes to the confli

WATCH: Hollywood's Messiest Custody Battles

Posted 07.19.2012 | Divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may have avoided a drawn-out custody battle with their quick divorce settlement last week, but these four celeb couples we...

Custody Battle Averted?

Posted 07.09.2012 | Divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a divorce settlement, including a custody arrangement for their 6-year-old daughter Suri, TMZ reported Monday...

Alaina Giordano Dies: Mom Who Lost Custody Because She Had Breast Cancer

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

An ending to the ugliest of divorce battles combined with a tragic cancer tale.

WATCH: How Spying On Your Ex Could Land You In Court

Posted 05.04.2012 | Divorce

Would you use spy gadgets in order to get custody of your kids? On Thursday, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" explored the increasing use of sur...

When Custody Battles Clean You Out

Dennis Danziger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Divorce
Dennis Danziger

Every night for the past twenty-some odd months I've said the same prayer before collapsing into bed.

Flying Blind: Entering Enemy Territory to Do What (You Think) is Right

Crai S. Bower | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Crai S. Bower

I've never been in the military, but my covert operation to reclaim my child in the late 90's felt similar to the psychic g-force that must accompany a soldier...

Flashback! Frizzy Haired Kathy Griffin In 1992!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Before there was Kathy Griffin, there was Julie Brown. Who helped introduce Kathy Griffin. Brown, who is famous for her parody songs and sniping at c...

The Horror of Withholding a Jewish Divorce: Looking Beneath the Surface of A Horrific Law

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
SaraKay Smullens

Many find the following impossible to believe: According to Jewish law only a husband, and never a wife, can "give" a Get, or Jewish divorce.

Failures of U.S. Courts Forces Mothers to Turn to International Law

Dianne Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dianne Post

Stories of women who are losing custody of their children to batterers and child abusers are not unique. They are the tip of the proverbial iceberg indicating a grave and growing injury to human rights.

Soldier Deployed To Iraq Now Fights To Regain Custody Of Daughter

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PATERSON, N.J. — Spc. Leydi Mendoza stood alone among the hugging families in Fort Dix when she and 300 other members of the New Jersey National...

For Love or Money? Should Madonna's son stay with her or go back to Malawi?

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Richmond

If I was a custody judge, charged with picking the best home for a baby, I'd like to say I'd pick the loving one. I had a ridiculously loving, happy childhood, and I feel the effects of that every day.