Do you own a cell phone? If you do, you've probably accidentally pocket dialed (sometimes known as a "butt dial") someone at least once. Unfortunately, whatever gets overheard when you do that can (and probably will) be used against you in court. It happens more often than people realize. The news is peppered with stories of criminals who get caught -- and convicted -- because they didn't think to lock their phones before they put them in their pockets. [Read More]
How To Prepare Your Young Child For A New Adopted Sibling
If you already have a child who is under the age of four at home, and you are in the process of trying to adopt another child, you are going to need to explain to your child that they will soon have a sibling. Don't get so caught up in the legal side of the adoption that you forget to explain what is happening to the child you already have. Here are a few strategies for explaining to your child that you are going to adopt their new sibling. [Read More]
Child Custody Choices: Joint Or Shared?
Decisions about child custody can be among the most contentious and emotionally-charged issues with divorcing couples. If you are divorcing, you should have a complete understanding of the two main types of child custody when you create your agreement. While shared custody and joint custody seem at first to be the same thing, they are very different, so read on to find out which type of custody will be right for you and your minor children. [Read More]