Communication is Key in Co-Parenting Coordination
Co-parenting is all about cooperation. You have to love your kids more than you hate your ex in order to better communicate and to better act in the child(ren)'s best interests. Read More ›
Thoughtful Holiday Parenting Time Scheduling is Key to Happy Holidays for Your Kids
Holidays are chaotic to begin with but adding in a parenting time schedule during divorce or custody proceedings increases the stress level to the breaking point. Read More ›
Categories: Co-Parenting, Custody
How to Protect Your Business When the Marriage Fails
Complicated divorces are less than ideal. A business in the mix invites potential complications.
A family-owned small business that is part of one spouse’s family fabric may even serve as revenue for more than just the divorcing couple. During a divorce, analyzing the business’ books may feel akin to analyzing the lives of the business owners and their family.
With years of experience helping clients navigate separations, our family law team at Foster Swift have put together some important things to know when it comes to divorces that involve a business. Read More ›
Categories: Did you Know?, Divorce, Post Judgement
How to Put Your Children First in Co-Parenting
Separation, and ultimately divorce in some cases, can be one of the hardest things that a couple who once shared a life together can endure. For some, the once happy memories are now replaced with hostility and contempt. But when children are involved, the one aspect more difficult than the divorce itself, is successfully co-parenting children together. How do you successfully raise children with someone who is no longer part of your life, someone whom you may have even grown to dislike? As family law attorney Jackie Dupler explains, the answer is quite simple, "You have to love your kids, more than you hate your ex!" Read More ›
Categories: Co-Parenting, Custody, Divorce
When is Divorce During the Holidays a Good Idea?
This blog was originally published in October 2020 and has since been updated.
Holidays traditionally mean more family time. Yet, divorce may be on your mind this holiday season, and if it is, what should you do about it? There are usually two reasons people do not want to get a divorce during the holidays. First because they do not want to “ruin the last holiday together as a family”, and second because they do not want to engage in a battle during a time intended for peace, family, and love. Read More ›
Get to Know Your Family Law Advocate: Jackie Dupler
In late August, Foster Swift welcomed attorney Jackie Dupler as a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Jackie recently sat down for a Q and A session with the firm's Business Development team to discuss her practice areas along with her perspective on being a family law attorney. Read More ›
Can't Agree on Sending Children Back to School?—Seek Legal Counsel
If there is one thing that we have learned from the last six months, it is that the current pandemic has changed nearly all aspects of how we live our lives. One major issue that divides many is whether or not to send children back to school for in-person learning with COVID-19 continuing to surge across the country. Read More ›
What do I do now that I have to follow COVID-19 related orders?
This blog has been updated with new information since its original publication. Due to rapidly changing laws and regulations surrounding COVID-19 matters, please consult your attorney or advisor for the latest information before taking any action.
You know that you want to see your child, but are uncertain of whether that is the right thing to do. Following the law means following orders. Co-parenting in today’s world means that orders include not only the Judge’s orders related to custody and parenting time in your case, but the Executive Orders of our Governor. Can doing what is right still mean doing something different? Read More ›
Categories: Custody, Post Judgement
Do I have to follow this Parenting Time Order?
You may need an attorney’s assistance to help figure out whether the answer should be “No.” Ideally, you and the other parent are able to develop a good working relationship that limits the need for Court intervention, but whether you should both ignore the Court’s Order is another matter. Read More ›
Categories: Custody, Post Judgement
Should I Hire a Private Investigator for My Divorce Case?
Divorce releases a range of emotions including regret and sorrow, but sometimes causes feelings of enmity and vengeance. Letting your emotions run your divorce instead of careful strategic thinking can result in unintended consequences. Read More ›