Susan Adcox

November 30, 2019

Communication Tips During Divorce

As painful as splitting up can be, divorce can be a passage to a happier life. Before that can happen, however, most couples go through months of stress and sadness. This time can be made a little less difficult by good communication practices. Ironic though it may be, the need for effective communication during marriage is matched by its importance during the dissolution of a marriage.
September 24, 2019
Back to School Custody Tips

Back-to-School Custody Tips

Every new school year promises a world of possibilities, but for both parents and children, it is sure to pose some challenges, too. Sometimes just getting your child's feet into shoes can be a major feat. If you share custody of your child, you may face a few extra difficulties. A sound co-parenting agreement addresses some of the issues that may arise during the school year. These helpful tips can help you avoid others.  
August 29, 2019
Co-Parenting Tips

Co-Parenting Tips for Challenging Times

In the course of your co-parenting days, you’re likely to encounter some difficult situations that you may not know how to handle. Below, you’ll find examples of co-parenting issues you may run into along with some suggested solutions. The Anecdotes are fictional but based upon actual experiences.
January 8, 2019
Holding Hands After Child Custody Case

Who Can Be Awarded Custody and How Is This Determined?

Most people who say “I do” don't expect their marriages to end in divorce, but almost half of them do. That leaves couples with children facing a heart-wrenching dilemma: Where should the children live? About a tenth of couples decide to share custody more or less equally. In the remainder of the cases, one person will have physical custody. Deciding who that person will be can be a complex process.
September 21, 2018
Alcohol Monitoring in Child Custody Cases

4 Reasons to Use Alcohol Monitoring in Child Custody Cases

If your client is in need of accountability for sobriety in a custody case, alcohol monitoring systems, like Soberlink, could be an effective solution. Here are four reasons why alcohol monitoring is useful in child custody cases.
July 3, 2018
alcohol abuse affects children

7 Ways Alcohol Abuse Can Affect Children

Childhood memories are tricky things. You may not remember a trip you took as a child, but you probably remember going to the emergency room for stitches. You have surely forgotten thousands of days you spent in the classroom, but you may remember the day a teacher yelled at you. Childhood experiences that have the greatest impact are those that have a lot of feelings attached to them. Living with a parent who struggles with alcoholism can be a highly emotional experience.
June 15, 2018
Sober Parenting

The Power of Sober Parenting

When it comes to parenting, who wouldn't like to have a few super powers? How about X-ray vision so you could look through walls and see if your child is really doing homework? Telekinesis would be very helpful when it's time to straighten up the house! Here's the good news: Parents may not have super powers, but they have more power than they think they do. And if you are a parent in recovery, you are far stronger than you were as a person struggling with alcoholism.
May 2, 2018
alcohol monitoring best interest child

Balancing Safety and the Best Interests of the Child

Jean had recently asked her husband to leave their home because of his alcohol abuse. When she was making up her son's bed, she found the phrase, “I miss my dad,” carved into a hidden spot on the bed frame. Alyssa was an active 10-year-old who loved ballet. After her parents separated, she refused to go to dance class. A family counselor suggested that Alyssa was punishing her mother by giving up ballet, which she saw as something her mother wanted her to do.