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How to Negotiate a Strong Child Custody Arrangement

You and your spouse can create your own child custody and visitation schedule during the divorce process, or work with an attorney. This will help you stay out of the court and avoid having a judge make custody-related decisions on your behalf. The following are a few tips to keep in mind that will help… Read More »

How Can a DUI Charge Affect Child Custody?

Fighting to hold on to your rights to custody of your children can be a complex process, but it will become even more difficult if you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Alcohol- or drug-related charges will reflect very poorly on you in divorce court. In fact, alcohol abuse is an issue that… Read More »

Arizona Law Would Give Frozen Embryos to Spouse Who Wants Baby After Divorce

Even in an area of law as well fleshed out as divorce law, there are always cases around the country that open up new legal questions that could influence cases in other states. Consider one recent case in Arizona, in which a controversial new law that went into effect on July 1 would require courts… Read More »

Report: More than 20 States Considered Shared Custody Laws in 2017

A recent report in the Washington Post indicates that more than 20 states contemplated implementing shared custody laws in 2017. Collaborative co-parenting agreements have become popular among divorcing couples over the last two decades, ending what had once been the typical “every other weekend dad” arrangement. State lawmakers are more frequently considering writing these types… Read More »

Assets You Might Forget to Consider in Your Divorce

As you work through your divorce settlement, it’s understandable if most of your focus gets placed on child support and custody arrangements, alimony and major assets like houses, cars and retirement accounts. However, as you negotiate your settlement, make sure you are considering all your assets. There are a few that often go unconsidered in… Read More »

Missed Parental Visits Can Hurt Your Standing with the Court

Except in extreme circumstances, all parents have the right to visitation with their children if the other parent has sole custody. These visits could last just a few hours or for overnight stays here and there. The expectation is that the visiting parent will abide by all the rules listed in the visitation agreement and… Read More »

Special Considerations for Child Support, Custody between Unmarried Parents

Unmarried parents who end a relationship may be faced with certain challenges that do not apply to married couples. If you are an unmarried father, it is important to know the rules surrounding child support and custody so that you can effectively protect your rights. When a child is born to unmarried parents, the state… Read More »

Should You Move Out of Your Home During a Divorce?

There are a lot of potentially stressful issues that you will encounter during your divorce, not the least of which is the choice of whether you should move out of your home during the process. Your home could possibly be your most valuable asset, and you have likely built up a lot of sentimental attachment… Read More »

The Legal Rights of Grandparents

While parents have the final word on the decisions that are made regarding their children, there are certain rights that grandparents can attempt to enforce as well. These rights could depend on the marital status of the parents. If they are married, they could jointly decide to deny you any time with your grandchildren, and… Read More »

Custody of Frozen Embryos

Custody battles are among the most stressful, emotional disputes between two individuals. Sometimes one spouse is seeking sole custody seeking to exclude the other parent from making any decisions for the child. Other times there is a joint parenting arrangement, but often the parents still struggle to maintain civility when it comes to major life… Read More »