Guardian Ad Liten

Three Things to Know Before Hiring a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in Family Court

Dealing with a custody case in Family Court? Is there a history of abuse/coercive control in your marriage? There are things that you should know… Over past decades, the use of Guardians Ad Litem (GALs) in custody cases involving domestic violence has come under fire. Problems identified by the critics include violations of parents’ due …

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Joint Parenting Agreement JPA

Joint Parenting Agreement (JPA): Creating a JPA in a High Conflict Divorce

Here is a basic guide to making your Joint Parenting Agreement iron-clad and easy to follow and therefore help to reduce the stress in your parenting time. This guide can help to ensure peace in your life and your ability to be a “present parent” with your children. Your wishes must be clearly worded and …

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If You Can't Convince Them, Confuse Them

Decisions Under Duress: High Conflict People in Family Court

A few years ago, I could not put into words what I had been through in  court.  All I knew was that the trauma and distress that I went through in my abusive marriage was further propagated when I went through the family court system.  When I started my divorce and looking for help, I …

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Boundaries in Divorce

Creating Boundaries in High Conflict Divorce and Separation

The most frequent types of questions that I hear from people who are separated or divorcing are those that involve how to respond to an ex spouse whose calls, texts, and emails are negative and harassing in nature.  Usually, there has been a pattern of abuse in the marriage and the separation or divorce tends …

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