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Expert Child Custody Answers From Your Virtual Expert

Expert Child Custody Answers From Your Virtual Expert

A typical complaint we hear from divorcing parents is that they want answers to their child custody concerns at the beginning of their divorce. Months later they express feeling, “Not listened to.” They feel frustrated by the entire divorce process sensing that they have made no progress and will have to settle for an outcome that has ignored their child and family concerns.

There actually is a solution for this ever-present phenomenon.

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A MUST READ: Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future

A MUST READ: Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future

This book is a great, easy to use guide that offers a roadmap for anyone who is in a divorce process. Attorney Randy Kessler, a family law leader, helps explain the often misunderstood, complex process of divorce so everyone knows what to expect. Divorce is incredibly difficult. However, with the right information, individuals can be spared alot of unnecessary confusion and pain (not to mention, time and expense). In an easy to understand way, some topics are:

1) How to select an attorney 

2) The right questions to ask in order to help get the necessary answers

3) Preparing for trial 

4) Child custody and child support issues 

5) Alimony and division of property 

6) What mediation is and how it works 

7) Common misconceptions and mistakes

and more....

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Who Wins? Shared Custody vs Best Interests of the Child

Who Wins? Shared Custody vs Best Interests of the Child

Shared custody legislation in Florida easily passed through the House and Senate. It was then vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott. [Read more here.] The argument between shared custody and best interests of the child rages on. Is shared custody really good for kids? Is it the right approach for most families? Advocates from each side of the argument presented their viewpoints. In the end, common sense and pragmatics seems to have been the rationale behind the Governor's veto. The interesting part to this argument is that social science research and expertise is often not used (or it is used inappropriately) in trying to support the shared custody movement. Recent research actually is showing mixed results around shared custody outcomes, especially when families are looked at years later. This doesn’t mean that shared custody doesn’t work or won’t work for many families. It just means that there really isn’t a consensus yet on this issue. It’s still too early to say: “The research says…. “ Read on for more information.

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A New Argument for Shared Custody: Father's Parenting Research

A New Argument for Shared Custody: Father's Parenting Research

This Analytics Report features a study that looked at fathering of young children over time. They found that fathers who strongly identify with their "father" role provide more caregiving of their young children. In addition, marital conflict was a contributor to decreased father involvement. It is important to review a full parenting history with fathers to understand their level of involvement and their identification with being a father. We provide a Parenting History Organizer to help understand each parent's contributions to their family. Click the link below to read the attached Analytics Report for the full summary of this article and the implications it has for your family law practice. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Nj-0vERe0MbTA4Y2NiUmtKVVk/view?usp=sharing

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How to Identify a “High Conflict” Client Before You Take On the Case

How to Identify a “High Conflict” Client Before You Take On the Case

Do you ever wish that you could predict which clients are “high conflict”? You know the types. The ones that are demanding, accusatory, and threatening? The ones who won’t pay your bill later on, grieve you, and maybe even sue you? Well there are ways to better identify these clients. Here are ten factors that you can screen for in your first meeting.

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