June 2019 Archives

Does child custody favor mothers?

The role of fatherhood looks much different than it did even just 10 years ago. Like other men, you are probably more involved in your children's lives than your own father might have been. While this certainly benefits both you and your children, not all family law courts recognize the value in your parental relationship. Even if you are an outstanding and involved father, you could still end up with less parenting time in your child custody agreement.

Child Custody Cases: Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Substance abuse by a parent is one of the leading causes of divorce and post-divorce child custody modification proceedings. The effects of drug and alcohol abuse can be devastating to a family, especially the children, who have often times been exposed, neglected and abused due to a parent's addiction. As a result, courts take substance abuse allegations very seriously.

Divorce vs. Legal Separation: What is the Difference?

First, a legal separation is less common. There are many reasons why people choose legal separation instead of a divorce. In some cases, it may make more sense for a couple to become legally separated while in others, it may be better to file for divorce. Before deciding which you want to choose, it is important that you understand the differences between legal separation and divorce and the potential benefits and drawbacks of each.

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