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Does My Child Need a Child’s Attorney?

What Does a Child’s Attorney Do? Custody cases have an element not shared by other court cases…children.  Unless a skilled children’s attorney is appointed in high conflict cases, the children’s issues and needs can be swept aside by a heated dispute. Everyone has their own opinion as to the appropriate role of an attorney for a child. I find that …

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Bullying: Help Your Child Handle a School Bully

Childhood bullying can have lifelong consequences. Listen to your child’s concerns.  Then help your child create a plan to stop bullying in its tracks. Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage.  Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem.  Up to half of all children are bullied at some point during their school years, according to the …

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Child as Divorce Trial Witness

Should a parent bring a child to the court house? There are two primary lines of thought. The first group of people does not believe children benefit in any way from seeing the inside of a court house.  They believe a therapeutic setting is the best way to assist a child in sorting through the problems their parent’s dispute creates …

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A Cheap Divorce Requires That You Also Protect the Children’s Best Interests

A cheap divorce is also about protecting the children’s best interests after divorce. To keep a cheap divorce, it is also important to think and act in the best interests of your children after a divorce: •    Make child support payments in full and on time. The children count on it for their needs and you will avoid legal trouble.  …

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What To Do With An Out-Of-Control Child

Teenagers that are out of Control I was approached the other day by a mother who has “custody” of her 15 year old son.  The child is out of control and is physically frightening and intimidating to mom.  Even though mom is technically the custodial parent, son lives with dad right now.  Dad is, however, entirely no help and blames …

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What Kids Need

What do children need from their parents during divorce? •    They need both parents to stay involved in their lives. Please write your children letters, make phone calls, and ask your children lots of questions. When you don’t stay involved, children feel like they’re not important and that they don’t really matter to you. •    Work hard to get along …

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Divorce and Children- Warning Signs

Many children experience their parents’ divorce with relatively few problems, while others have a very difficult time. It’s normal for kids to feel a range of emotions.   It is important to remember that for most children time, love, and reassurance from both parents should help them to recover. If your kids remain overwhelmed, however, you may need to seek professional …

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Best Interests of the Child

What is in the best interests of the child? I believe all children have the right to an adequate standard of living, health care, education and services. Children have the right to be raised in a home led by their “primary parent” as I feel the primary parent is in the best position to share empathy, emotional support and “life” …

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Who Protects the Children in a Custody Divorce?

Attorney for Child protects the children Everyone has their own opinion as to the appropriate role of an attorney for a child. I find that cases in which I am appointed are already in big trouble when I come on board.  Therefore, I believe my number one goal is to do more good than harm in the case.  If the …

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Teen Will Not Go On Visitations

Teenager Child Custody Problems So much of what people ask us to do as family law attorneys is magic rather than mechanics.  Clients often ask that we use the law to magically eliminate the wrongs and missteps they have taken through the course of their lives.  Others ask that we mechanically bludgeon the other side with rules written to resolve …

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