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Grandparents' Rights: Over the River and Through the Woods, To Grandmother's House We Are NOT Going!

For some of us out there, myself included, we do not have warm and fuzzies about our grandparents. One set of my grandparents passed when I was too little to remember them. They were wonderful and loving people, from what I'm told, and I hate that I did not have a chance to get to know them. On the other side, just a grandmother remained and she was not a great person. She suffered from a terrible alcohol and prescription pill addiction, which made her an abusively belligerent and paranoid woman - obviously not someone a child would want to be around, or the kind of person a parent wants their kids around.

Defending Against the Ridiculous in Family Law

I like reason and logic. I'm attracted to reason and logic. I abhor the unreasonable and the illogical. As a result, I typically attract reasonable and logical people who want to be my Family Law clients because, well, they like reason and logic, too. And often, the other party tends to be reasonable and logical because, well, people who are reasonable and logical tend to attract reasonable and logical people to marry. Sometimes, reason and logic continue to rule the day and families find their ways through the court system in such a way that results in healthy new family dynamics.

Family Law: Everyone Snaps

Everyone has a breaking point. You might be farther down the scale toward harder to break, but you are still on that scale. You can be broken. In family law, we are always concerned about where our clients and the opposing parties fall on that scale because we know that everyone snaps.

Family Law: College, the Expense is Too Dear.

When we think about raising kids, college expenses seem to be "the end of the road," one of the last hurdles to overcome in financially supporting the children. That is, of course, if you don't plan to pay for a big wedding. Family Law plays a role here, as well.

Dividing credit card debt in divorce

You may feel you are making a break to financial safety when you divorce. But first, there are debts to be paid.

Division of property includes negative assets - debt - along with positive assets. This can be good for you, if it was you who ran up the bills. Or it can be very distressing, if you must now pay half of the bills that were run up - or all of them.

Family Law: All In Good Time

You know the saying, "Time heals all wounds." While that isn't absolute, it is generally true. The passage of time makes conduct fade into the past, less important and less significant. This is never more true than in family law.

Family Law: the Bigger, the Better

Big houses. Big cars. Big muscles. Many of us strive to acquire bigger possessions in life. To many, the size of such possessions may be a symbol of wealth and status. Or it may just be a personal preference. Whatever the reason is, this trend certainly exists in the modern society. But in Family Law?

What to Disclose When You're Disclosing

There's an old saying I often hear thrown around: "you should never lie to your doctor or your lawyer". And in my experience, this is often true. Since I was a counselor in my prior life, I'd also add "therapist" to that list as well, but that's a different blog post.

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