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Category: Custody

What is Joint Custody?

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There are a lot of different terms describing child custody and people often have different opinions about what each term means. A parent will often call us and claim that they “got full custody.” And then their friend really thinks that they really need full custody as well. But what […]

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What’s an Ex-Parte Motion or Order?

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If you are reading this, you may have just been served with documents that included the words “ex parte”.  It may have been a motion, a petition, or an order.  You probably received the document from a process server, and that signaled to you that this was pretty serious (and […]

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How Mental Illness Can Affect a Child Custody Decision

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When a parent fails or refuses to seek treatment when they struggle with mental illness, a divorce or child custody dispute sometimes becomes inevitable.  Unfortunately, after struggling as a family unit, child custody litigation tends to be a struggle as well.  We’ve outlined some of the difficulties. Lack of Preparation. […]

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How Does Mental Health Affect Divorce or Child Custody Proceedings

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When a spouse or co-parent struggles with mental illness, it often affects relationships.  Sometimes mental health problems affect the relationship so much that it contributes to the collapse of the relationship.  When clients visit us, they often ask us how their mental illness or their spouse or co-parent’s behaviors will […]

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