Going through a divorce often brings out a wide range of emotions such as anger, depression and frustration. When there are children involved, these emotions can sometimes spill over as couples... more
Most people in Massachusetts associate the average 18-year-old more with a teenager than an adult. The assumption that they live a carefree life with few responsibilities is likely widely held.... more
The Court considers a variety of factors in making its determination, but each factorseeks to determine the best interest of the child. The Court may give weightedconsideration to factors which... more
In the 2008 legislative session, Florida made sweeping changes in its law regarding how, what was commonly referred to in the public as "custody" or "primary residence" is determined. The term "... more
Firstly, the purpose of this blog post is not to say that I have any favoritism towards Fathers over Mothers when it comes to whom I represent. I represent both fathers and mothers with equal vigor.... more
MORE THAN 2 PARENTS??
A legislative bill signed by Governor Brown last week authorizes a Court to find that a child could have more than two parents.
The new law, SB274, signed by Governor Brown on... more
Alcoholism and drug abuse issues are very prevalent in child custody disputes and in our society. Knowledge of the type of testing avaiable, the type of testing that is appropriate and for how long... more
Before the Court can issue a custody determination based upon the childs best interest, the Court must have the authority to intervene. This legal principle is referred to as jurisdiction. In custody... more
Within the past decade or two, there have been dramatic changes to what was once a very traditional relationship between grandparents and their grandchild(ren). The ever increasing divorce rate has... more