So I was in my office, minding my own business this morning, when an email popped up in my inbox. It was from an unrepresented opposing party and the email, like many of the emails I get from this person, was mostly disjointed ranting and taunts aimed at me. This is nothing new, I’ve been […]
On June 12, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued a ruling that could have big ramifications for men who have unknowingly fathered children. The Court’s decision In re adoption of S.D.W. seems to put responsibility on men to check in with former lovers to ensure that they are not pregnant or have not given birth. […]
First, I should probably explain just what a custody evaluation is before giving my thoughts on when you should try to get one done. A custody evaluation is a combination of psychological evaluation and parent-child relationship evaluation all rolled into one long and usually fascinating report. The process of the evaluation is long and pretty […]
Mediation is very common in divorce cases and in child custody cases. It is probably the most used tool in resolving issues between spouses and parents.
Quite often, parents who are separating or breaking up are pretty angry with one another and they let that anger spill over into their custody arrangements. It can be tough sometimes to separate your anger and the other person from your role and their role as parents to a child. This is one area where […]