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Domestic Violence in Family Law

Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship has probably experienced a bad relationship. While bad relationships are common, there are certain types of “bad relationships” that are distinct from the rest. These unhealthy and dangerous relationships involve domestic violence (DV).  This article, although intended to educate, is a brief overview of what happens to be … Continued

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce

The divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt symbolizes the struggles many Americans experience during divorce. Money and fame aside, both parties are experiencing what many unhappy couples can relate to: feelings of betrayal and anger, coupled with the desire to punish the other spouse through the legal system. Child Custody Cases & Child Abuse … Continued

What is Retroactive Child Support?

Parents have a duty to care for their children, even if they're not actively raising them. The non-custodial parent typically pays child support to care for their children until they reach the age of 19. Parents who are no longer together may get a court order specifying which parent pays child support and how much he/she … Continued

6 Ways Your Abusive Relationship Is Hurting Your Child

Most healthy, responsible parents don’t set out to hurt their child, either physically or emotionally. Our job is to protect, nurture, and unconditionally love them. We work hard to show them that we love them. It's important to hug, talk, laugh, play, and guide them through their lives. We even shelter them from behavior that … Continued

Nobody Deserves to be Abused

“It was only that once.” I’ve heard that before. You’re fighting with your spouse, it gets heated, and he or she hit you. But it was only that one time. Just once. It happens. Not to everyone, so don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s normal. But it does happen. One time, though, is one too … Continued

Domestic Violence: Safety Planning When Filing for Divorce

I’m getting ready to leave and maybe even divorce my abuser… now what? The average domestic violence victim tries to leave seven times before she actually does. I say “she” because most reported cases are male on female. However, domestic violence occurs in all relationships with all sorts of partners: male, female, transsexual, heterosexual, and … Continued

Midnight Moves – Family Law Doughnut Hole

All too frequently, I see parents in a situation where the kids have been moved without notice. One parent unilaterally decides to up and move in the middle of the night, without consent, planning, or consultation with the other parent. We call these "midnight moves". Unfortunately for the kids, the law treats this situation differently, … Continued