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Deployed sailor ordered to show up in court

A judge has ordered a sailor from Washington to attend a child custody hearing in Michigan despite the fact that he is currently serving on board a Navy submarine in the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the judge has said she will issue a warrant for his arrest if he does not make it to the hearing because he will be in contempt of court.

How you can answer tough questions about divorce

If you are going through a divorce, and you have children, it is inevitable that they will have questions about what is going on. Children are naturally curious and thrive on routine. So when uncertainty creeps into their lives and their routines are broken, questions are certain to come.

How parents can get along after divorce

A successful co-parenting relationship may be the furthest thing on your mind as you prepare to get divorced, but it should be. Family court judges in Washington have an expectation of divorcing parents, and those who do not live up to it run the risk of jeopardizing their ongoing relationship with their children.  Even worse, the children may be permanently affected by the ongoing war between parents.

Tips for resolving summer parenting time disputes

Now that Memorial Day weekend has passed, many children’s sights are set on the last day of school. After the school year ends, kids have a sense of freedom that comes only once a year. However, the summer vacation period may be ripe for disputes between parents. In these instances, parents may not be thinking of their children’s welfare, or their summer experiences. Because of this, we offer a few helpful tips in order to resolve disputes.

Many questions to be answered with Shepherd prenup challenge

In last week’s post regarding the impending divorce between Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally, we did not mention much about the baby to be born between the two that is currently being carried by a surrogate mother. One of the purported reasons Sally is attempting to have the prenuptial agreement voided is that it apparently has a clause indicating that Sally agrees to have the newborn child live with Shepherd and her nine-year-old son. 

Appeals court rules in favor of Jason Patric in custody fight

Actor Jason Patric recently won a major victory in his child custody case when a California appeals court judge ruled that a statute written to prevent sperm donors from later seeking custody of a child did not prevent him from seeking custody based on a familial relationship. The ruling allows Patric to go back to the trial court so that he can articulate the facts that show that he should be properly evaluated as a father to the child. 

Columbus Short dealing with his own real life scandal

“Scandal” star Columbus Short is embroiled in another legal matter involving an alleged physical altercation. He was previously charged with felony battery after an alleged fight in a restaurant in Los Angeles. Prosecutors claim that Short punched a man in the face; breaking his nose and leaving him unconscious.

Why you should be careful about social media use in a divorce

A generation ago, it was inconceivable that a person could communicate with thousands of people at the same time with a simple post or picture. Indeed, a number of people could be reached through email, but the advent of social media has increased the reach of communication ten-fold. Because of this, people going through a divorce (or a nasty custody dispute) may be tempted to air their dirty laundry.

Apps that can make co-parenting easier

Technology has made our lives easier in so many facets, it is certainly plausible that it can make post-divorce life simpler as well. After all, many parents struggle with the beginnings of a new life without the other parent, so they may end up trying to do many things on their own that they did not have to be responsible for while they were married. As such, there are many time-saving apps that new divorcees, as well as potential divorcees, should be aware of. We will share them through this post.

Bill could prohibit dating during divorce

In a prior post, we highlighted the problems that can come about when a divorcing parent initiates or participates in a relationship where a significant other spends the night. Essentially, we noted that it could affect the custody evaluation process and raise tensions with the other parent.

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