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Childish.

What follows is the worst fu*(&ng phone call from child custody clients (and that is really, really saying something):  "My four-year-old told me she would rather live with me.  So we don't need to go to court anymore and I win,…

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“Visitation Isn’t Free”

(by guest blogger) I observed something troubling in family court today. A mom and her attorney had just come out of a mediation.  They were loudly discussing what had just happened with the mediator, ex-husband, and opposing counsel. (A note…

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Oh, you have text messages??

Painful truth – you overvalue the text messages, voicemails, secret recordings and videos you have taken of your significant other showing him or her high / drunk / dangling from a bridge or involved in illegal activity.  Meaning – your…

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Get Out of My Courtroom

A fellow Family Law attorney told the following anecdote, and I think it encapsulates the Family Court experience (n.b. “standing” means the right to bring a case, i.e. either parent of a child has standing to file a custody case…

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What Kind of Lawyer Are You?

Family lawyers spend their entire day (and most of their night) focusing on their client's families with precious little attention given to their own.  On most days, I personally spend only a little over an hour with my own family,…

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