Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Impact of Parental Child Abduction

According to the Department of Justice, about 200,000 family abductions occur each year and that 6 percent of these last for longer than six months. The children of parents waging a custody battle, or those arguing about visitation are most … Continue reading

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Child Custody for Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex partner who are parents face some difficult challenges in dealing with child custody. The law — both as it is written and as it is applied – is constantly changing can be very unfair to same-sex parents. Lesbian and … Continue reading

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The Failure of Second Marriages

That second (or subsequent) trip down the aisle is a stroll over a minefield of memories, with ghosts of the past ready to jump out. “Of course, all marriages harbor ghosts: the ghosts of our childhoods, of our parents’ marriage … Continue reading

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Animal Assisted Therapy in High Conflict Divorce

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that uses animals to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. Pets provide fun and relaxation not … Continue reading

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What is Considered Reasonable Visitation?

After a divorce, the children generally live with one parent or the other. The parent that the children lives with is called the custodial parent; the other is called the noncustodial parent. (Sometimes today the noncustodial parent is called the … Continue reading

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House Foreclosure After Divorce

An unexpected foreclosure lawsuit with a former spouse can make a disconcerting – and unwelcome — continuation of a divorce.  This can easily happen when couples fail to properly transfer ownership of the marital home. At the conclusion of a … Continue reading

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Capital Gains in a House Sale at Divorce

For most divorcing spouses, the sale of the family house during or after a divorce probably will not result in any capital gains tax. The sale of a primary residence can be sheltered from capital gains of up to $500,000, … Continue reading

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