Category Archives: Child Custody and Access

“This is the judgment day for your children. It’s not about you.”

Every child custody/access litigant should read these words, from South Carolina family court judge Paul W. Garfinkel: A custody case is much different than any accident case or a criminal trial. In those cases, an attorney is only asked to prove … Continue reading

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When Scientologists divorce

ABC News looks at…wait a minute…Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced?  Why isn’t this getting more media attention?!?  The divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, both bold-faced names and members of the Church of Scientology, shines a light on … Continue reading

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“Tennessee Mother Faces Possible Jail Time For Baptizing Children,” reads the headline for this story from Charlotte’s CBS affiliate.  The real issue is not baptism, however, but flagrantly breaching a court order: This week the Tennessee Court of Appeals said … Continue reading

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Skype access ordered

This is the first time I’ve heard about a judge specifically ordering this, but I doubt it will be the last: A New York judge has ordered that a Long Island mother make her two children available to talk to … Continue reading

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Every Father’s Nightmare

Two B.C. fathers were awarded sole custody of their children in Canada – but the mothers abducted the kids and took them to Europe, and they’re getting away with it: Two Canadian fathers whose children were allegedly abducted by their … Continue reading

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If children set the rules for divorce

A must-read list by Kara Bishop at the Huffington Post: In week six of Children of Divorce and Changing Families’ 8-week program, we do an exercise where we ask each child in the 10-12 year old group to create a set of rules … Continue reading

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How to ensure you don’t get custody of your children

Lawyer Jacqueline Harounian makes a list at the Huffington Post.  If the children are older it might be too late to make up for not being the primary caregiver, but her instructions should be followed to the letter: 1. Not … Continue reading

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