What If The Child Is Not Returned From Visitation At The Agreed Upon Time? Should I Call The Police?
What if the child is not returned from visitation at the agreed upon time? Should I call the police? Calling the police should be done only as a last resort if you feel that your child is at risk for abuse or neglect, or if you have been advised by your
I Want To Talk To My Spouse About Our Child, But All He/She Wants To Do Is Argue. How Can I Communicate Without It Always Turning Into A Fight?
I want to talk to my spouse about our child, but all he/she wants to do is argue. How can I communicate without it always turning into a fight? Because conflict is high between you and your spouse, consider the following: Ask your lawyer to help you obtain a court order for
If I Am Not Named The Primary Domiciliary Parent, What Rights Do I Have Regarding Medical Records And Medical Treatment For My Child?
If I am not named the primary domiciliary parent, what rights do I have regarding medical records and medical treatment for my child? Regardless of which parent is the domiciliary parent, state law allows both parents to have access to the medical records of their children and to make emergency
What Documents Or Items Should I Give My Attorney To Help Prove The History Of Domestic Violence By My Spouse?
What documents or items should I give my attorney to help prove the history of domestic violence by my spouse? The following may be useful exhibits if your case goes to court: Photographs of injuries Photographs of damaged property Abusive or threatening notes, letters, or e-mails Abusive or threatening voice messages Your journal entries about abuse Police
I Am Concerned About Protecting My Child From Abuse By My Spouse. Which Types Of Past Abuse By My Spouse Are Important To Tell My Attorney?
I am concerned about protecting my child from abuse by my spouse. Which types of past abuse by my spouse are important to tell my attorney? Keeping your child safe is your top priority. So that your attorney can help you protect your child, give him or her a full history
My Spouse Keeps Saying He’ll Get Custody Because There Were No Witnesses To His Abuse And I Can’t Prove It. Is He Right?
My spouse keeps saying he'll get custody because there were no witnesses to his abuse and I can't prove it. Is he right? No. Most domestic violence is not witnessed by others, and judges know this. If you have been a victim of abusive behavior by your spouse, or if you
How can I get my spouse's visitation time to be supervised? The court will not order supervised visitation unless there has been a history of domestic violence, sexual abuse, alcohol or drug abuse or a pattern of harming the child. If you are concerned about the safety of your children
I Don’t Think It’s Safe For My Children To Have Any Contact With My Spouse. How Can I Prove This To The Judge?
I don't think it's safe for my children to have any contact with my spouse. How can I prove this to the judge? Keeping your children safe is your top priority. Talk with your attorney about a plan for the protection of you and your children. Options might include a
What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a document detailing how you and your spouse will parent your child after the divorce. Among the issues addressed in a parenting plan are: Custody, both legal and physical Parenting time, including specific times for: * Regular school year * Holidays * Birthdays