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Journalist Blames Right to Contact with Both Parents for Damage Done to Women in Family Court

In the below news report, a journalist blames the family court rule that a child has the right to regular contact with both children for the “damage done” to women, mainly that their accusations of abuse don’t work to get the “abuser” out of the child’s life. While there are women who are genuinely in […]

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Children Taken by Mothers and Adopted by Step-Fathers Helped by New Access to Birth and Adoption Records

The move in many states, such as in Colorado in the story linked below, to provide for more open access to birth records and adoption records, has had an effect that is all too rarely swept under the rug: allowing grown children whose mothers have removed them from their fathers lives, and had another man […]

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Passports and the Truth about How the Federal Real ID Requirements for Travel Will Impact Child Support Payers

You may have heard that starting this year you will need a passport to travel by air, even within the United States. While this is not accurate, what is true is that starting in 2018 (not 2016) you will need a compliant driver’s license or other ID card in order to travel by air, and […]

Ex Wants to Move Child to Another State

Dear Esq., I am in Albuquerque, NM, and facing a relocation mediation situation sometime in October. From what I get from my lawyer, there is a “heavy burden of proof” on my ex and her husband of three weeks to show “compelling reason” for them to relocate my son to the Milwaukee area. From what […]

Change of Custody with Unstable Ex ?

Dear Esq., I have been divorced since 2003 and previous to that separated since 2002. I went to court to get joint physical and legal custody since I thought it would be best for the children and the judge granted me this. I moved on with my life and married to a wonderful lady, but […]