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September 2014 Archives

George Clooney finally ties the knot. Is there a prenup?

A Hollywood heartthrob and notorious bachelor who pledged never to get married recently said “I do.” George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin in a private ceremony in Italy over the weekend. The marriage consummated months of speculation about what the wedding would be like (since it was kept about as secret as CIA operative code names) and what the bride and groom would be wearing when they exchanged vows.

How to deal with parental alienation syndrome

If you are in the midst of a child custody dispute, or are experiencing parenting time issues, you probably are already familiar with the emotional games (and fallout) that come about. An affected parent may believe that they are dealing with a case of parental alienation syndrome (PAS). But in many cases, no one believes the parent claiming that they are being alienated? In fact, the disorder is commonly dismissed by custody evaluators and family court judges as just one person’s view. As such, these situations are particularly difficult considering that PAS is not legally recognized as psychological disorder.

Parenting time difficulties at Halloween

As family law attorneys, we realize that Halloween is more than a month away, but for divorced and separated parents, it is best to think about what parenting time will be like on a child’s second favorite night of the year (Christmas Eve likely is the best). Essentially, parents who are sharing custody must be on the same page when it comes to parenting time during Halloween.

Why you should consult an attorney in uncontested divorces

Of course, it is not always necessary to hire a family law attorney to process an uncontested divorce. If the split is mutual and amicable, the family court system has resources to help people with the very basics of legally ending a marriage. However, more often than not, lay people may not understand the gravity (and permanency) of their decisions; which is why it is prudent to at least consult an experienced attorney when going through a divorce, even if it is uncontested.