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Supreme Court declines to hear adoption case appeal

There are few things more heart-wretching for adoptive parents than to have their child’s birth parent try to regain custody. That’s what a family in the Midwest has been dealing with since 2009. Now, thanks to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, their battle to keep the boy they adopted seven years ago as an infant appears to be over. The court opted not to hear an appeal by the child’s biological mother.

Don't let divorce overwhelm you

A divorce can be a time of great emotional stress for people. It's essential not to let it get the best of you. While it may seem like it's never going to end, it will. In the meantime, you need to maintain your sanity.


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Commandments of Family Law

  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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