1. How to Get Unsupervised Visitation

    Courts order supervised visitation in some high conflict or high risk custody disputes. Supervised visitation is usually carried out on a schedule, with a limited number of hours per week. The visit can take place in public, such as at a restaurant, or at the home of the parent. A professional provi…Read More

  2. Can My Parenting Time Schedule Be Modified?

    Parenting time or visitation is an element within a court order that parents can change if they have a reasonable circumstance that requires such. For example, a change in jobs, responsibilities or address may warrant an adjustment or modification to a parenting plan. The parents cannot automaticall…Read More

  3. How to Tell Your Children About Divorce

    There are few harder moments in parenthood than telling your kids that it's over between mommy and daddy. Don’t try to sugarcoat the issue: just understand this part of the process may be far worse than when you told your spouse you wanted to split. It’s important to note that communicating this…Read More

  4. What You Need to Know About Paternity Tests

    Recent advances in DNA paternity tests have combined with a greater public awareness so that more is known about DNA screening than in the past, however there are still many misconceptions about the technique. In order to help with this, consider the following questions that people commonly ask befo…Read More

  5. Answering Your Kids’ Questions About Divorce

    It was tough being a single mom. It was tough being in a divorce with children. Very, very hard. - Melissa Etheridge Children of divorcing parents typically have many questions. As you as the parent prepare to tell your children about your divorce, take a moment to consider their personality styles …Read More

  6. Parenting After Divorce

    Whether you are recently divorced or have been for some time, sharing custody of your children can be a difficult task. While divorce is a big part of your child’s life, the factors that will determine his or her ultimate quality of life are still in the hands of each parent. While children can an…Read More

  7. Helping Your Child Through Divorce

    Kids and Divorce Each year, thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce. Their individual reactions depend on their personality, age, and the particular circumstances of the separation and process of divorce. Regardless of how smooth, though, every divorce will have an effect on the kids invo…Read More

  8. Are Spousal Support Orders a Permanent Thing?

    “Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet.” Robin Williams Court Ordered Spousal Support Often a court ordered spousal support states finances to be paid all at once. This is…Read More

  9. What Does My Ex’s Education Have to do With Spousal Maintenance?

    “You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.” John Barrymore The Purpose of Spousal Support Spousal support, or alimony, is monetary support that a court awards to a party in a divorce action. It is paid by one spouse to the other for a specific period of time. A spouse asking …Read More