There are two components to child custody: legal custody and physical custody.  “Legal custody” is about the right to make decisions regarding a child’s welfare (e.g. the health, education, and religious upbringing of a child).  “Physical custody” is about where the child will live.  When one parent has “primary” physical custody, it means that the…

Over the course of my career, and as times have changed, more and more couples live together and have families without marrying.  More children are also being born to single mothers.  Over the next few articles we will discuss some of the issues that confront these families. Paternity – A child that is born to…

While reading an online news publication, I spotted an article detailing one women’s perspective about the lessons she learned during her divorce. She offered readers a list of five things to know before you start the divorce process.   Number 5 on her list was “let your lawyer do [her] job.” The author described several methods…

When getting a divorce, new client will often ask me how long their case will take and how much it will cost.      A few factors (and misconceptions) are: We have a lot of money and therefore this is a complicated case.  Not always.  If a family has assets well in excess of their debts it…

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