An Interim Custody Order is a legal document that assigns parental responsibility for a child or children during a custody proceeding. The order addresses decision-making affecting the child or children, visitation times if applicable, and possibly child support payments as […]
The video below of a little girl asking her divorcing parents to be nice to one another and to stop fighting went viral. It spurred the question – what does a positive co-parenting relationship look like? Here, one parent weighs […]
While custody statistics for fathers are improving, we still have an absence problem. The children of separated parents are seeing their dads too little. Changes to family law are helping and technology is giving committed fathers more hope. But we […]
Coparents need to establish a peaceful co-parenting relationship and communication style for the sake of their child or children. That doesn’t mean you have to be great friends and chat often. Here are strategies and rules to minimize the chances […]
Alimony (also known as spousal support) is a four-letter word in divorce jargon. You might also think of it as the fifth horseman or the 11th plague. This ancient Babylonian practice is thought to have originated around 1754 BC, forming part […]
Hiring a good divorce attorney to represent you in court matters. Your choice can potentially make the difference between (a) getting what you deserve or (b) walking out of court unhappy, poor and perhaps with limited access to your children […]
Your financial relationship with your ex often continues post divorce. One divorcee may be required to pay alimony to their former spouse.
An annulment effectively scrubs the wedding and marriage from history. Divorce acknowledges that the union existed but terminates it legally.
If you are a separating parent, you should know that securing custody orders is a multi-step process. Interim or temporary orders can be put in place quickly. Final child custody orders could be me made years later. Interim arrangements often […]