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Category Archives: Family Law

The ‘Quiet Power’ Of Introverts

Posted By: Matt
Date: 02/18/2016
Category: Family Law

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The ‘Quiet Power’ Of Introverts Updated February 18, 201611:28 AM ETPublished February 18, 20166:40 AM ET ELISSA NADWORNY LA Johnson/NPR When Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t …

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Police dashcam videos are open records

Posted By: Matt
Date: 06/04/2013
Category: Family Law Technology

Police dashcam videos are open records, Oklahoma appellate court rules The ruling won’t affect video taken by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Special legislation was passed several years ago that specifically exempts troopers from turning over dashcam videos. By Michael McNutt Published: June …

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Despite DNA, Dad’s Paternity Denied

Posted By: Matt
Date: 04/30/2013
Category: Divorce Family Law

By Michael Lindenberger Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2008 For nearly two years, James Rhoades, a university librarian in Tallahassee, has been fighting to establish in law what science and fact already have shown beyond any doubt: He is the biological father …

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Therapy Can Be an Important Part of the Divorce Process

Posted By: Matt
Date: 04/17/2013
Category: Divorce Family Law

One of the things that I have noticed over the course of my career as a family law attorney is that people going through the divorce process have an unwillingness to go to therapy even though they could benefit greatly …

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Parents With Disabilities Have Greater Risk of Losing Custody of Their Children

Posted By: Matt
Date:
Category: Divorce Family Law

A report from the National Council on Disability finds that parents with physical or mental disabilities have a greater risk of losing custody of their children. The study says that the U.S. legal system needs to provide more support for these parents. …

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‘Divorce from hell’ began with $5,400 monthly alimony offer, ended with $1,500 installments

Posted By: Matt
Date: 04/16/2013
Category: Divorce Family Law

A month after their 2008 divorce case was filed in Pinellas County, Fla., Terry Power offered to pay his wife of nearly 20 years $5,400 per month in alimony until he retired, and $50,000 in cash. He also was willing …

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Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court

Posted By: Matt
Date:
Category: Family Law

Take the usual agony of an adoption dispute. Add in the disgraceful U.S. history of ripping Indian children from their Native American families. Mix in a dose of initial fatherly abandonment. And there you have it — a poisonous and …

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10 Top Ways to Fight Parental Alienation

Posted By: Matt
Date: 03/01/2013
Category: Divorce Family Law

There is much debate as to whether or not “parental alienation“ rises to the level of a definable mental illness often referred to as “parental alienation syndrome.”  At Mr. Custody Coach, we don’t much care about that part of the argument.  Reasonably intelligent …

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Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

Posted By: Matt
Date: 01/25/2013
Category: Divorce Family Law

Not every legal matter requires the use of an attorney. Fighting a speeding ticket and going to small claims courts are two examples. However, in many other situations involving a legal dispute, challenge, or deal, you may not wish to …

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Boosting Parent/Child Communication After Your Divorce

Posted By: Matt
Date: 12/10/2012
Category: Divorce Family Law

Boosting Parent/Child Communication After Your Divorce It’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges a parent faces after divorce is communicating with your children. All parents struggle with communication issues as their children grow, but children who have had …

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Special Needs Children and Divorce

Posted By: Matt
Date:
Category: Divorce Family Law

Special Needs Children and Divorce Posted on November 29, 2012 By Sherri Donovan (published in the New York Law Journal, November 15, 2012) Sherri Donovan is owner of Sherri Donovan & Associates and professor at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced …

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10 Top Ways to Fight Parental Alienation

Posted By: Matt
Date:
Category: Divorce Family Law

10 Top Ways to Fight Parental Alienation There is much debate as to whether or not “parental alienation“ rises to the level of a definable mental illness often referred to as “parental alienation syndrome.”  At Mr. Custody Coach, we don’t much care about …

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Coparenting Sanity – Tips on Dealing with a Narcissist

Posted By: Matt
Date: 11/19/2012
Category: Family Law

There are, thankfully, a few things that you can do when co-parenting with a narcissist which will help to maintain your sanity. These are things that you can do to protect you and your children. You can’t change your ex, …

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What to Do When Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work

Posted By: Matt
Date: 10/24/2012
Category: Divorce Family Law

What to Do When Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work In a good-enough divorce, exes work through feelings of anger, betrayal and loss and arrive at a place of acceptance. Frustrations over the other parent’s values and choices are contained and pushed aside, …

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Mediation Day!

Posted By: Matt
Date: 10/21/2012
Category: Divorce Family Law

Sherri Donovan, Esq. Divorce and Family Lawyer Celebrate Mediation Day: Top 10 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce Posted: 10/18/2012 12:20 pm October 18, 2012 is Mediation Day. Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making …

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Stress help for children

Posted By: Matt
Date: 07/25/2012
Category: Family Law

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents …

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Posted By: Matt
Date: 06/15/2012
Category: Family Law

Have $235,000? That’s What It Costs To Raise A Kid Today-Before College  Take your pick. Would you rather buy a 2012 Ferrari or would you rather–have a baby? The choice is yours but the cost for each is about the same. This …

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Humor

Posted By: Matt
Date: 05/17/2012
Category: Family Law

The 5 Worst Kids of the Year By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on May 9, 2012 5:55 AM | No TrackBacks As Mother’s Day looms closer, you may feel the need to take stock of just how well you’ve raised your kids. Have they always been …

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Clean up Facebook posts

Posted By: Matt
Date: 05/16/2012
Category: Family Law

Is A Facebook Page Worth Your Job? E-Discovery And Spoliation In The Age Of Social Media Social media has become a vital way to communicate with friends, family and colleagues. Status updates, tweets and texts have rapidly replaced letters and …

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Swearing in!

Posted By: Matt
Date: 04/27/2012
Category: Family Law

Congratulations to Judge Mark Barcus on being sworn in this afternoon at the Tulsa County Courthouse.  Congratulations on his appearance last night on OETA “Ask a Lawyer as well.  I saw a lot of friends on their answering questions.  It has been …

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Discovery in Divorce cases

Posted By: Matt
Date: 04/05/2012
Category: Family Law

POSTED BY BVERTZ, APR 18, 2012 • DIVORCE, SETTLEMENT • NO COMMENTS Resolving a divorce requires a lot of information. The process of exchanging information and documents is formally known as “discovery.” Our courts have issued rules that litigants must follow when requesting discovery and responding those …

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Common Law Marriage

Posted By: Matt
Date:
Category: Family Law

Oklahoma is one of only a few states to recognize common law marriages. But it’s not as common as it might seem. Are my lover and I common law spouses after living together for six months? Not on that basis …

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