Family Law

February 1, 2019
2019 Family Law Trends

2019 Family Law Trends: Soberlink, Technology and More

Family Law Trends From innovations in technology to updates in legislation, 2019 is predicted to see a variety of changes that may directly impact Family Law […]
January 28, 2019
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Alcohol Monitoring Leads to Increased Parenting Time

Parental drinking affects millions of children each year as one in eight Americans battle alcoholism. Approximately one in four American children are growing up with at least one parent who intermittently binge drinks or consistently drinks heavily. These national trends have obvious implications for custody cases, as parents with a history of alcohol use disorder may face skepticism regarding their parenting abilities. Soberlink alcohol monitoring breathalyzer system enables parents to document sobriety, leading to increased parenting time.
January 8, 2019

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.
December 21, 2018
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3 Ways to Promote Your Client’s Peace of Mind in Family Law

Custody cases can be an incredibly stressful experience for everyone involved. When Alcohol Use Disorder is present, emotions may run even higher, as child safety and parenting time are put into question – and that’s where Family Law attorneys come in. Specializing in legal strategies that promote peace of mind, Family Law attorneys build the groundwork for families to have productive and positive relationships that last, even after mediation is complete.
December 11, 2018

What is Child Custody and Time Sharing?

Parents entangled in a family law dispute may feel frustrated at the jargon thrown around by lawyers and family court judges. What one state calls “custody”, another might call “conservatorship”. There might be “legal custody”, “physical custody” or just “possession”. “Visitation schedules” might also be called “time sharing” or “Parenting Time”. Hearing new words without firm definitions can be maddening, especially when it comes to the well-being of your child. But rest assured - regardless of what they are called, the concepts across the nation are largely the same.
October 31, 2018

Four Things to Look for in Choosing a Family Law Attorney

Choosing the right Family Law attorney for your situation can have multiple variables, depending on your case. For example, if your case is a high-value divorce with only the division of property at stake, you may want a lawyer with a lot of experience on complex accounting matters. If the parties are not working together well, then an attorney who can encourage less adversity to get the matter settled might be a better fit. Regardless of your individual circumstances, here are the top four things you should always look for in a Family Law attorney.
October 24, 2018

Top 5 Features Family Law Attorneys Look for in an Alcohol Monitoring Device

In our digital age, alcohol monitoring is more technologically advanced than ever before. With state-of-the-art solutions, like Soberlink, raising the bar, Family Law attorneys can now access a variety of new features for faster litigation and ensured child safety. From advanced technology to five-star customer service, Family Law attorneys are looking for advanced alcohol monitoring systems that make testing accessible and effective for their clients. Here are the top five features Family Law attorneys look for in an alcohol monitoring device.
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.
September 13, 2018
Alcohol Abuse Can Impact a Child's Mental Health

5 Ways Alcohol Abuse Can Impact a Child’s Mental Health

According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.5 million children live with a parent with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Alcohol Abuse – that equates to about 10 percent of children in the U.S. Exposure to Alcohol Use Disorder at an early age can have a drastic impact on a child’s mental health, resulting in both short-term and long-term consequences. To better understand the impact of Alcohol Use Disorder on children, read our list of 5 ways Alcohol Use Disorder can affect a child’s mental health.
July 23, 2018
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Five Tips for New Family Law Attorneys

Congratulations! You’ve passed the bar – maybe you even have a job lined up, and you’re about to jump head-first into the world of family law. There is a steep learning curve, but don’t get discouraged. There are a lot of things that you can do to prepare for your new career. Here’s a list of five tips any experienced lawyer wishes they had known when they first started out.