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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 […]

Ex Wants to Move Child to Another State

By Dear Esq. Sep 3, 2004, 17:49 Summary: 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 […]

Can Primary Parenting Father Retain Custody?

By Dear Esq. Jul 8, 2004, 13:09 Summary: I’m a single parent who has had primary custody of my five year old son for the past four and a half years. My ex-wife has now decided it is time to be a mother and is taking me to court next month to try to obtain […]

How Do We Track Down a Missing Child or Grandchild?

By Dear Esq. Jul 2, 2004, 16:05 Summary: How do we find an address for our missing grandson? Before custody papers were filed my son’s ex-girlfriend fled with his son. The courts, lawyers, and everyone we have talked to cannot help until he gets an address to serve her papers for visitation. Dear Esq., How […]

Change of Custody with Unstable Ex ?

By Dear Esq. Jul 2, 2004, 14:52 Summary: 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 […]