Family & Dating Violence

 Family violence is any act committed between family or household members (including children) that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault, or a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of immediate physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault.  Dating violence is defined the same way as … Continue reading Family & Dating Violence

Solo

Sometimes when you're routine oriented such as I am, you can find yourself sleep walking through life and not really capturing the moment as it unfolds.  That's being in the present and not worrying about what tomorrow holds or looking in that rear view mirror called the past.  And me and that "rear view mirror" … Continue reading Solo

Tips on hiring an attorney & contacting a law office

            Asking friends and family for a referral is one of the best ways to find attorneys to contact.  Their personal experiences with the attorney can help you decide whether that attorney is a good fit for you.  Ask them if the attorney was easy to talk to, whether he or she met deadlines, whether … Continue reading Tips on hiring an attorney & contacting a law office

Duty to report child abuse or neglect

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is not until April, but in light of the recent child deaths at the hand of a parent or caregiver, I felt compelled to get a jump start with this blog on the duty to report child abuse or neglect. (1)  Who is required to report?                    Both professionals … Continue reading Duty to report child abuse or neglect

Grandparents’ Rights

            What rights do grandparents have to visit with their grandchildren? To begin with, grandparents have no automatic rights.  This is because it’s presumed that the parent of the child acts in the child’s best interests when allowing or not allowing a grandparent visitation.  Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t see your grandchildren, but … Continue reading Grandparents’ Rights