IL: Ricky Chekevdia Reunited with Father
When we last posted on this story back in September of 2009, Ricky Chekevedia was finally found after being hidden from his father by his mother and grandmother for 2-years.  (Previous article: Ricky Chekevdia, Kidnapped ...

PA: Father Ordered to Shut Down Blog or Face Incarceration, Loss of Custody
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, there is a high conflict custody case that appears to be branching out into areas of law that, while not often highly publicized, happen with increasing frequency and are decidedly troublesome ...

Child Custody, Shared Parenting, What’s Best for Children
When it comes to child custody, we are staunch advocates for shared-parenting. Specifically, we believe that there must be a presumption of equal child custody for children and parents under the following basic provisions: Both parents ...

The Sad State of Marriage and Divorce
Unfortunately, for men today, marriage is about as extreme a risk to your personal and financial health and well-being as any other endeavor.  From the earliest days of my life that I ever thought about ...

Personality Disorders Drive Divorce & Child Custody Litigation
We have previously interviewed Bill Eddy for our Mr. Custody Coach Radio Show where we discussed choosing the right  attorney for your divorce and/or child custody case.  Today, we discuss Bill Eddy's very insightful article ...

Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller Divorce & Child Custody
Another in the never-ending parade of high profile celebrity divorce and child custody battles closes a chapter.  Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller divorce became final this week, roughly six months after the petition for divorce ...

Domestic Violence, Society, and the Media
When it comes to coverage of domestic violence and/or child abuse issues, I'm disheartened on a daily basis at the profound level of media bias, societal bias, and general slant towards "man blaming" which continues ...

VA: James McPeak, Wonderful Father & Good Man
Another apparently wonderful father and man is murdered, allegedly as a result of the diabolical planning of his estranged wife and her new boyfriend.  Again, the articles we've reviewed on the topic fail to utter ...

Teen Mom Reality Star, Amber Portwood, Charged with Domestic Violence Felony
The "star" of the MTV reality television show, Teen Mom, Amber Portwood has been charged with a pair of felony counts and a misdemeanor count for domestic violence and battery stemming for a pair of ...

How to Create a Family Rules List – Part 2
In Creating a Family Rules List, Part 1 - we focused on the toddler to pre-teen years.  In part two, we move into the critical teenage years. The Teen Years It's generally understood that in the teen ...

How to Create a Family Rules List – Part 1
Consistency in just about every task parents perform relevant to the children is a sign of good parenting. Today's world is not like "back in the old days." It never is. The ...

When Settling Child Custody is a Bad Deal
Another frequent issue that we encounter with people in a high conflict child custody case is settling under duress.  However, the source of the pressure might surprise you.  Very often it comes from one's very ...

UT: Tiffany Marie Petrossi Sexually Abuses Daughter, Blames Father
There are no lengths that some high conflict parents will go to in order to gain an upper hand in divorce and child custody proceedings.  In what has to rank high on the list of ...

Avoid False Accusations of Child Sexual Abuse
Perhaps the most heinous of dirty tactics used in child custody litigation, the false allegations of child sexual abuse upon your own children is at the top of the list.  Though false accusations of child ...

More False Allegations, Protecting Yourself
Many high-conflict divorce and custody situations are rooted solely in one's desire to completely control their target.  The most effective way to accomplish this is by interfering in the targeted parent's relationship with the children ...

How Can You Help Counteract Parental Alienation?
April 25th, 2011 was the 6th annual recognition by many states of Parental Alienation Awareness Day.  It's as good a time as any to share some helpful information to help you to counteract the effects ...

Family Court Judges – Parental Alienation
The courts are becoming increasingly aware of the prevalence of parental alienation behaviors on the part of misguided, vindictive, and high-conflict parents. Oftentimes, only one parent is engaging in parental alienation behaviors. However, ...

Caution! Might You Be Engaging in Parental Alienation?
When your marital relationship ends, it doesn't end with happy thoughts or feelings.  Well, perhaps some, but that is not the direction we're headed with this article.  It may be a relief that you are ...

Book Review: Where Did I Go Wrong? How Did I Miss the Signs?
Where Did I Go Wrong? How Did I Miss the Signs? is a book by Joan T. Kloth-Zanard which serves as a road map to managing your own emotions and approach to dealing with ...

Alec Baldwin: A Promise to Ourselves
For those people who have been through a high-conflict divorce and custody dispute - this book will resonate as a spot-on condemnation of the family court system, how it functions, and who it fleeces in ...

SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or a Narcissist
SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or a Narcissist

OH: Equal Custody Legislation HB253 & SB144
It has come to our attention that the state of Ohio has before both the House and Senate that propose the most comprehensive changes to the child custody laws affecting divorced, separated, and never-married parents.  ...

High Conflict Child Custody Case Study: Drug Addicts Conclusion
In Part 1 of the High Conflict Custody Case Study: Drug Addicts, pertinent details were shared in an effort to have you, the reader, consider how you would rule on the child custody matter. ...

High Conflict Child Custody Case Study: Drug Addicts
Submitted by a close associate, the high conflict child custody case study will offer pertinent details that show how difficult it can be for judges and associated personnel involved in child custody disputes to “spot ...

Child Support – One Opinion
At the time one's divorce is imminent, often two main concerns are obviously going to be child support and child custody. It is reasonable to conclude that in many cases, the fights over child support are ...

NH: Thomas James Ball Burns to Death on Courthouse Steps
A tragedy of epic proportions took place this past week at the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Courthouse.  Thomas James Ball set himself ablaze, committing suicide, presumably due to being despondent after many years enduring a ...

SC: Non-Custodial Parents & College Tuition
Dateline: April 2011. There was once a time when many states had on their child support statutes a provision that allowed them to require non-custodial parents to pay their child's college tuition, in part or in ...

PA: Family Court Judge Diane E. Gibbons Sued for $1-Billion
Bucks County, PA Family Court Judge, Diane E. Gibbons, is no stranger to controversy affecting the lives of families and children in some horrifying ways. When we last spoke of Judge Diane E. Gibbons on this ...

Emergency Child Custody Matters
When it comes to emergency child custody situations, there are any number of significant situations which may occur necessitating a temporary change of child custody on an emergency basis.  This temporary child custody change may ...

CPS: When Your Child is Placed in Foster Care
If your situations has advanced to the point where you child has been placed by Child Protective Services (CPS) into foster care, it's important to understand your rights and responsibilities.  (See also: How to Obtain ...

Child Custody Evaluator, Public or Private?
Some might look at the decision between a public child custody evaluator (court ordered or county service) or a private custody evaluator as the difference between an assembly line process and a specialized process.  The ...

High Conflict Personalities & Custody Evaluations
When involved in a high conflict child custody battle, you're all too aware of how significant and overwhelming the smear campaign against you, the targeted parent, can be.  It's tough enough figuring out how you ...

Custody Evaluation: Keeping Focused and Calm
Drama will oftentimes find its way into a child custody evaluation.  The important thing to remember is that you cannot be the source of that unnecessary and inappropriate drama. Remaining focused and calm can seem ...

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