My Child Wants to Live With Me Now – How Do We Make That Happen?
Any parent can tell you that the only constant about their children is that they are always changing. When a child is born, he or she will have very different needs and preferences than even two years later. During a divorce or separation, you and the other parent will work together to create a custody […]Read More
Why Contempt Actions May Not Help You in the Long Run
Anyone involved in a family law case can tell you that even after the case is over, there can still be lingering animosity. The highly personal nature of family law cases can mean that the parties continue to struggle with each other for years after the case is over. It is common that one of […]Read More
Relocation When You Are Not the Primary Custodial Parent
Every family is different, and so every family law case is also different. That said, there are similarities in many cases, one of which is that circumstances change after the case is over. One of the most common changes is that one or both of the parents of shared children will need or want to […]Read More
How Much Change is Needed to Modify Parenting Time?
At the end of any divorce involving minor children or a stand-alone custody case, the court will enter an order for parenting time and legal custody based on what is in the child’s best interest. In the optimal situation, the order can stay in place for years. However, as children grow, their needs often change. […]Read More
“We Will Work It Out Later” – When Vague Agreements Go Sour
The end of a marriage or relationship is never pleasant, and is often stressful and emotionally difficult for all involved. In the vast majority of cases, parties will be able to reach an agreement on some or even all the issues. Settling before a court hearing has many important benefits, including a lower attorney bill, […]Read More
Little Infractions – When Small Violations Can Amount to a Substantial Change in Circumstances
Divorce or separation is challenging for a vast array of reasons. If you and your spouse or partner share children, the end of the relationship is further complicated as you will need to adjust your method of parenting to account for the two separate households, disparate parenting styles, and possible lingering anger and resentment between […]Read More
Should You Appeal Your Divorce?
Divorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life, emotionally and financially. While no one wants to see their marriage fall apart, once the case starts, it is natural to look forward to when the case will be over. Divorce proceedings can absorb a lot of time and financial resources, so it is common to count […]Read More
Common Reasons to Eliminate or Reduce Support
A divorce is typically one of the most financially complex times for both parties. This holds especially true where one of the parties has traditionally been either a stay-at-home parent or generates far less income than the other spouse. The financially disadvantaged spouse is in a uniquely difficult position when trying to figure out how […]Read More
Modification of Support – Signs it May be Time
Few things in life are as certain as change. Following a divorce or stand-alone custody dispute, the court will enter a parenting plan and child support order that provides for the care and financial support of the child. However, children grow and their needs change. In addition, the financial situation of the parents may not […]Read More
Knowing When to Modify Child Support
The end of a divorce or other family law case is an event that is highly anticipated by the parties to the case. No one likes being locked in litigation, especially when the subject matter is so deeply personal. At the conclusion of any case involving children, the court will also make a child support […]Read More