Can I Legally Prevent My Children From Seeing Their Other Parent?

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When a couple with kids separates, it is the advice of the majority of the legal realm to do whatever you can to keep the children outside of the fight, and visitation is a large part of that effort. If a divorce begins on ugly terms, it can be extremely difficult for either parent to […]

Alabama Child Custody and Visitation Schedules

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“Children are not possessions. You don’t “allow” the other parent extra time. When you say this, you imply that you think of your children as “things,” not humans.” –Author Unknown Chapter 3, Title 30 in the Code of Alabama notes the laws about Alabama custody and visitation schedules. Below is some general information concerning custody […]

Child Custody in Alabama

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“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” –Author Unknown Alabama Code Title 30 Marital Domestic Relations § 30-3-151 The following is a list of possible custody grants in Alabama divorce cases: Joint Custody: joint legal and joint physical custody Joint Legal Custody: Both parents have equal rights and […]

Child Custody Modifications: McLendon Standard

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Modifying child custody involves more than most parents understand. In cases where parents have joint legal custody and one of those parents desires to change custody, the burden of proof falls upon him or her. That proof must be presented before the Court. McLendon Standard The 1984 case of Ex Parte McLendon set the standard […]

Helping Your Child Understand and Cope with Divorce

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“I had a really good childhood up until I was nine; then a classic case of divorce really affected me.” –Kurt Cobain A divorce is a difficult experience for adults to endure and often even more traumatic for children to accept. Children often do not understand the reasons why their once loving mother and father […]

Divorce And Children: How It Impacts Them

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“Children ought not to be victims of the choices adults make for them.” –Wade Horn (U.S. Assistant Secretary for Children and Families under President George W. Bush). Thousands of children, pre-adolescents and teenagers experience the pain and stress of their parents’ divorcing each year. How those children react to divorce depends on their ages, personalities, and the […]