A child lays in bed thinking what caused the demise of their parents' marriage. They think about the times where things felt normal. As they grow older, many things trigger their memories of the past. Instead of having soothing reflections of childhood memories the truth becomes unraveled and lies and deceit flood their mind. Their mother and father made promises of things that were uncertain: "things will not change much for you" or "things will become better than they were before." That child, now maturing into a young adolescent, begins to resent their parents, who could not hold their promises.
It's 5:45 p.m. and you're on your way to your designated meeting spot to meet you ex to pick up your child for your visitation weekend. You arrive promptly for a 6:00 p.m. exchange and wait for your ex to show up. 10 minutes pass. Nothing. 15 more minutes pass. Silence.
I was at the birthday party of a young child in my family yesterday. The little guy turned two years old. Over and over throughout the day you heard the refrain "Can you believe it's been two years already?!?" That refrain will be heard annually on his birthdays and for him, while it will seem to be forever for his next birthday and to be another year older, for the adults who love him, each year goes quicker than the last.
It isn't too soon to be thinking about the potential impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on family law issues. Perhaps certain authorities are correct and we have nothing to worry about or perhaps the experience of other countries is a guide to what is to come for us. In that case, to be responsible, we have some planning to do.
It isn't too soon to be thinking about the potential impact of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) on family law issues. Perhaps certain authorities are correct and we have nothing to worry about or perhaps the experience of other countries is a guide to what is to come for us. In that case, to be responsible, we have some planning to do.
"Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow."
I've been practicing family law for three decades now. That is a long time. When I started practicing, the massacre at Tiananmen Square had just happened, the Berlin Wall hadn't yet fallen, and the world didn't yet have the world wide web.
"Life is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're gonna get." Everyone probably knows this famous quote from the movie "Forrest Gump." This simple, elementary view of life underscores the unpredictability of many aspects of our daily lives. How long will I live? Will he marry me in the future? Will I win the lottery ticket I purchased yesterday? Unfortunately, no one is equipped with sufficient foresight to answer these questions.
When families begin to fracture, there is often a period of separation where the family is no longer intact, but there is also no court order regarding child custody, visitation, support, and the like. In other words, no enforceable rules by which the parents will abide by during this period of transition.
It's the holiday season and my inbox is especially full. I certainly don't mind work and I wouldn't complain about a full inbox. I like staying busy and I enjoy helping my clients, but my heaii sometimes breaks for the families I serve, even more so around the holidays.