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Divorce Child Custody

Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.

Pending House Legislation May Dramatically Change Michigan’s Current Child Custody Laws

by Varnum LLP on

Late this spring, members of the Michigan House of Representatives introduced House Bill No. 4691, the Michigan Shared Parenting Act. The proposed legislation stands to fundamentally change Michigan's child custody law. Some...more

Parental Alienation in High Conflict Custody Cases

One of the most challenging aspects of divorce for parents is learning to move past the marital conflict in order to promote a healthy relationship between the children and a soon-to-be ex. All too often, in high conflict...more

Family Law Practice in a Values-Based Culture

by Jaburg Wilk on

Once most non-family law attorneys find out my specialty, they say “I would never do what you do!" Given that they’re on the outside looking in, it is easy to understand why so many lawyers feel that way. Originally...more

The Trials of Co-Parenting with a Histrionic Personality

Co-parenting a child with a divorced spouse is difficult enough, but what do you do when your divorced spouse is diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder? The characteristics of this disorder are that the person...more

Arizona Supreme Court Decides Parentage of Children born in Same Sex Marriages

by Jaburg Wilk on

On September 19, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court delivered its decision in McLaughlin vs. Jones, (CV-16-0266-PR) answering the question of whether the statutory presumption of parenthood arising from a marriage applies...more

Observations On Mediation

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There is a world of information on the internet. That includes a huge number of websites professing to advise you about divorce. And among the topics often discussed on these sites is mediation. Not a week passes without...more

Navigating The Added Challenges Of Divorce In New Jersey With A Special Needs Child

by Cole Schotz on

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples and can be especially complicated and heartbreaking when children are involved. Parents of children with special needs, however, face additional challenges. ...more

Right Against Self-Incrimination Preserved For Parents In Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Thankfully, sexual abuse allegations against parents do not often arise in the context of a divorce typical. However, when those scenarios do arise, they bring lawyers, litigants and judges alike in to unchartered territory...more

Where Should Custody And Parenting Issues Be Decided?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Sometimes, the location of a case – for one reason or another – can be just as important as anything else. Perhaps the law is different and more beneficial to one side in a particular location; possibly, one place is simply...more

Supreme Court Of New Jersey Departs From Standard Utilized In Custody Relocation Cases

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

One of the most hotly contested issues in family law arises when one parent requests, after a divorce, to relocate outside the state with the parties’ children. This creates a clash between one parent’s interest in fulfilling...more

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Summertime Custody

by Cozen O'Connor on

Summertime and the living is easy, that is, except for those involved in a custody dispute. With relaxed schedules, vacations, camp, and changing activities, summertime custody can prove to be more difficult for parties to...more

Custody: Relocation and School Changes-plan Ahead

School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting...more

How Can The Answer Be No Before You Know What The Question Is?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

We have all had those cases where any request that we made, big or small, has been rejected by the other side and any requests that our client has made to her/his spouse is similarly rejected. They don’t agree to informally...more

What are my Custodial Rights and Financial Responsibilities Toward my Eighteen Year Old Child?

In a few short weeks, many children will be graduating from high school and will embark upon the next chapter of their lives. Whether that choice includes college, trade school, or the work force, as a divorced parent, how...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19375 - State v. Chyung - SC19375 Concurrence - State v. Chyung - SC19492 - State v. Bush - SC19492 Dissent - State v. Bush...more

Can the Court Make Me Vaccinate My Child?

Vaccination has become a hot topic amongst parents who are involved in a divorce or child custody dispute. If one parent believes in vaccination and one parent does not, the decision to vaccinate your child may not be your...more

Custody Dispute in Scarlett Johansen’s Divorce

In an example of life imitating art, Scarlett Johannsen has found herself in the middle of a civil war. The Captain America: Civil War star has been embroiled in a now public child custody dispute with her estranged husband,...more

Nesting

Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody? By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children...more

Joint Legal Decision Making Must Parental Addresses be Disclosed?

by Jaburg Wilk on

A recent Arizona Court of Appeals Division Two case - Jorgenson and Giannecchini - addressed whether a wife was required to disclose her residential address to her former husband. The opinion is a memorandum decision...more

Children, Taxes, and Divorce

In many family law settlements, whether they are obtained voluntarily through an agreement or the result of litigation ending in a court order, certain provisions are made for minor children, including the support of the...more

A New Type Of Divorce Party

by Cozen O'Connor on

Today I was interviewed on television about a new type of divorce party. This is not a situation where a newly single person celebrates their freedom from an unhappy marriage, rather, this new type of divorce party has the...more

Screw you, our lawyers don’t work weekends.

by Ross Fishman on

I think I found the nation’s least service oriented law firm. Over the years, we’ve done a lot of marketing and branding work with law, accounting, and other professional-services firms that wanted to use marketing to...more

Why Having A “Gifted” Child In NJ May Cost You More Child Support

by Cozen O'Connor on

The benefits of enrolling children in extracurricular activities are endless. Not only do they learn how to play a sport or musical instrument, but also soft skills and valuable life lessons, such as teamwork, the importance...more

The Limits of What A Judge May Order to Stop Parents From Making False Allegations in Custody Battles

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Sometimes the most contentious issue in a divorce is not how to divide the parties' cash or assets, but rather how custody will be decided....more

What We Can Learn From the Brangelina Divorce

by Cozen O'Connor on

I was asked to comment on television about the hottest news, the Brangelina divorce. If you haven’t heard, another celebrity couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing after 2 years of marriage and twelve years of...more

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