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Family Law Articles

Questions to be Considered by Attorneys When Alcohol is Involved in a Custody Case
August 15, 2022
Questions to be Considered by Attorneys When Alcohol is Involved in a Custody Case
Most Family Law attorneys will encounter a child custody case involving alcohol. Whether representing the parent accused of alcohol abuse or the concerned party, there are vital questions attorneys should consider when developing their approach to these cases.
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Navigating Back to School and Divorce: How to Set Everyone Up for Success
August 2, 2022
Navigating Back to School and Divorce: How to Set Everyone Up for Success
For most school-aged children, the back-to-school season is a time of new beginnings. It’s an opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones. However, for children of divorce, returning to school can also be a time when the effects of their broken family unit intensify.
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The Prevalence of Alcohol in Custody Cases: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Be Prepared For
July 11, 2022
The Prevalence of Alcohol in Custody Cases: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Be Prepared For
The overriding priority of Family Court judges across the country is to provide for the best interest of the children. When one or both parents in a custody case are struggling with alcohol abuse, the child's wellbeing is at risk.According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), ten percent of American children live with a mother or father who abuses alcohol. More than 7.2 million children will experience the lifelong consequences of alcohol-related family dysfunction.
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Upcoming Back-to-School Season Tips for Divorced Parents: How to Keep the Focus on the Children
July 11, 2022
Upcoming Back-to-School Season Tips for Divorced Parents: How to Keep the Focus on the Children
Transitions in life are inevitable. Some are welcome additions, such as buying a house or starting a family. Other changes like losing a relationship due to death or divorce catch you off guard. As a parent, learning to manage these periods of adjustments successfully is crucial as you’re not just responsible for your own well-being but also that of your children. 
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What to Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Important Questions When a Divorce Involves Alcohol and Children
April 25, 2022
What to Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Important Questions When a Divorce Involves Alcohol and Children
Enough. You have reached the point of no return. And the children have seen more than their fair share. Finally, you or your spouse has broached the subject of divorce. What’s next? When children are involved, moving forward with the divorce process requires careful planning and consideration. Whether you hire a lawyer or go it alone, consult with an experienced divorce lawyer before commencing an action for divorce. However, when alcohol is a factor in a divorce that involves children, bear in mind that you are not simply consulting with a divorce attorney to protect your interests. You are interviewing a professional whose navigation of the legal system is laying the foundation for your new life and your children’s. Make it count.
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How to Find a Divorce Lawyer: Navigating the Contested Divorce Process Requires an Experienced Attorney
February 9, 2022
How to Find a Good Divorce Lawyer
It's always a sad day when parents, who once loved each other, can no longer be together. When a marriage ends, it's not only the couple that experiences loss. The children do too. When your family breaks apart, everyone is forced to adjust to a new life, and, as a result, there will be times when you have to deal with a variety of issues that come up because of the breakup. Minimizing these factors makes retaining an experienced divorce lawyer you can trust, who understands your specific situation and is sensitive to the nuances of your conflict (inside and outside the courtroom), a crucial next step.
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The Importance of a Concerned Party in Self-Represented Custody Cases Involving Substance Abuse
December 23, 2021
The Importance of a Concerned Party in Self-Represented Custody Cases Involving Substance Abuse
What does it mean to be a parent? While some people may argue it’s purely biological, anyone who has held the role knows it goes far beyond nature. A parent’s responsibility is to nurture, provide, and above all else, protect, even if it means shielding their little ones from themselves. One in 10 children is exposed to substance abuse.
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Alcohol and Parenting Time: Why Proving Sobriety is Crucial
December 2, 2021
Alcohol and Parenting Time: Why Proving Sobriety is Crucial
Americans are drinking more heavily than a decade ago. In today’s culture, people drink to celebrate life events, calm their nerves at social functions, and unwind after a long stressful day. But as demonstrated most recently during the pandemic, an increasing number of people are also using alcohol during parenting time. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 7 million children under age 17 live with a parent who suffers from alcohol addiction.
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Prioritizing Children’s Emotional Health in Alcohol Abuse Cases
October 13, 2021
Why Making a Child's Emotion Health is Important in Alcohol Abuse Cases
Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment. While most people would echo this philosophy, exercising this in child custody and alcohol cases can be a steep battle. Add a global pandemic, a tumultuous co-parenting relationship, and false-positive results to the equation, and what constitutes “in the best interest of the child” becomes far less defined.
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Alcohol Monitoring for Millennial Co-Parents: How New Technology Can Make Divorce a Little Easier
September 9, 2021
Mom and daughter making heart shape with joined hands
Much has been said of the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Millennials dethroned Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in recent years, and compared to Boomers and Gen Xers, they’ve thoroughly embraced a digital footprint from a young age. Many Millennials own smartphones and use them to stay connected to the world and its many inhabitants. Millennials are active on social media and utilize apps for everything from productivity to guided meditation and exercise regimens.
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