Tag Archives: Child Custody

How to Prepare for Your Child Custody Mediation

When emotions are involved, a mediator can serve as a neutral party to tackle serious issues in a divorce. Child custody is often the most serious issue, especially in regard to how time is split between the parents and children. … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement at MAGAL Conference

Thanks to the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL) for inviting me to speak at their annual conference on November 7 on high-conflict cases in litigation and mediation.  The keynote speaker, Bill Eddy, was terrific.  The title, too, was … Continue reading

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To Litigate, or Not to Litigate, That is the Question

If you are going through a divorce, there are many things to consider. It is a difficult time, emotions are high, and you are confronted with a number of decisions that you may not be in the best state of … Continue reading

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Keep your Children Healthy, Keep your Children

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal calls obesity the new second-hand-smoke in child custody cases in the U.S. Families with an overweight child, or in which a parent is morbidly obese, are seeking guidance from the court system. … Continue reading

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Lawyer-Mediator’s Subsequent Representation of Party

A Nebraska attorney served as a mediator for an unmarried couple in a child custody dispute; later, after the mediation had concluded, this same attorney represented the mother against the father in a suit involving the father’s alleged wrongful theft … Continue reading

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Focus on Your Children

A recent article featured in the Wall Street Journal highlights efforts parents can make to help their children feel balanced after divorce. One of the most significant things parents can do after going through a divorce is talk to their … Continue reading

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Your Family isn’t “Broken”

When a spouse brings a divorce preceding against the other spouse, there are certain words that can get thrown around; legal terms such as custodial parent, custody, access, and also, a familiar one: “broken home.”  The term broken home can … Continue reading

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Ex-Wife’s Facebook Entrapment Plan Backfires

An Indiana woman going through a divorce pretended to be a pretty seventeen-year-old girl on Facebook in order to incriminate her ex-husband and gain the upper hand in a fiercely contested custody dispute.  Angela Voelkert created a fake Facebook account … Continue reading

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