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December 2016 Archives

More Men are Winning Custody Battles

When divorce involves children, the stresses of the process can become overwhelming. Oftentimes, neither parent wants to lose custody of their children. However, over the years many parents have simply accepted that the mother is going to win custody.

Consider the pros and cons of adopting a stepchild

The high rate of divorce and remarriage in the United States during the past few decades has created many blended families. Children with different biological parents are now living together as stepbrothers and stepsisters and it may be beneficial for stepparents to unite everyone under one legal banner.


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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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