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The Dilemma of the Custodial Parent

{3:06 minutes to read} In most joint custody cases, the child primarily lives with one parent. The other parent shares time with the child around a schedule set forth in their parenting plan. This joint custody arrangement, although very common in agreements, is not a slam dunk, and to the contrary, is more often not fair to the custodial parent. The majority of phone calls and/or emails I receive are usually complaints from the custodial parent, who, after several months, realizes that the child is with them almost all the time. The non-custodial parent might see the child one or two days a week, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. How many of you have heard this before? […]

When We Left Your Office, Everything Fell Into Place

{3:00 minutes to read} It was a very complicated situation: The couple had been to lawyers and court. There were [...]

I’m Paying Child Support, Do I Still Have to Pay Half of the Mortgage, Too?

{3:06 minutes to read} I get asked this question at least once a week. The answer is, basic child support [...]

Protect Your Children in Your Divorce Agreement

{3:06 minutes to read} I have had a number of cases where alcohol and drugs have been a major factor [...]

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Is Your Parenting Plan Effective?

As the years whirl on and I see more and more clients, I’m becoming acutely aware that mediation training needs [...]

We Got the Kids!

This is a prime example of what happens when you leave the decision-making about your children’s lives to a stranger [...]

What’s This Nesting Thing All About?

In client meetings, the issue of custody is often a very difficult conversation. Even with joint custody, if the children [...]

My Bag is Packed, So Where Do I Go?

Part of the parenting plan I assist clients in creating is a posted calendar in each of their homes so [...]

Home, Sweet Home – Move Out!!

Recently, I published blogs entitled “Home Sweet Home”, parts 1 and 2, that discuss some of the problems with living [...]