I am a divorce and custody attorney for over 35 years as well as an educational... more
I am a divorce and custody attorney for over 35 years as well as an educational psychologist (Ph.D.). I am also a registered Domestic Relations Mediator, Arbitrator, Case Evaluator/Domestic Relations, and Guardian Ad Litem. Along with my practice, I am the co-founder of The Institute For Co-Parenting Resolution, creator and host of The Parents Hour, and author of 11 books and articles. Please c... view profile
I was a school teacher for 6 years before I went to lawschool. My love of children... more
I was a school teacher for 6 years before I went to lawschool. My love of children has drawn me to cases where I feel like I can make a difference in the life of a child. I focus on the best interest of the child and believe that a child needs the love of both parents. Quite a few of my clients are fathers and I work hard to make sure they are treated with equality in the court system - fathers... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.