Posted November 30th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
You might be surprised to learn how many family secrets are shared by the neighbors. Not just your neighbors, but your ex-wife’s or ex-husband’s neighbors. If you and the other parent of your children live more than a few blocks away from each other, you’re not likely to know his or her neighbors very well. […]Read More
Posted November 28th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
Nick Jones plays football on the varsity team at school. He hangs out with his teammates. He wears his football jersey day and night and has all the telltale signs of a school jock. Nick’s mother has primary physical custody of Nick and has been his main caregiver since the divorce five years ago. Both […]Read More
You’re in trouble if you don’t know your child’s favorite color, favorite song, and favorite ice cream flavor
Posted November 25th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
It may sound trivial, but you should interview your children to find out their personal preferences – about everything. What’s their favorite color? Their lucky number? Their favorite television show? Musical performer? Their favorite article of clothing? Their favorite car? If you don’t know the answers to these kinds of questions, you’re vulnerable to attack […]Read More
Posted November 23rd, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
Devin, Hunter and Emilio were three boys living in Michigan who caught the attention of public authorities because of their unsafe living conditions. Back in 2007, when authorities investigated the living arrangements, they found that the boys’ mother had been a victim of domestic violence when the children were present. Emilio, an infant, did not […]Read More
Posted November 22nd, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
The holiday season is an opportunity for parents involved in custody cases to cultivate goodwill among potential witnesses. If you’re involved in a custody case or one is looming on the horizon, think about who you might call as witnesses. Who can provide useful testimony? Who can recount favorable experiences in which you exhibited admirable […]Read More
Posted November 21st, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
We’ve been blogging about schools, crime rates, and other ways to compare one neighborhood with another. In judging what’s in the best interest of a child in a custody case, a judge is often required to compare the mother’s home and community environment with the father’s. Another consideration is the access to parks and recreational […]Read More
Posted November 18th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
Let’s say you’re the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent wants to move with the child from her safe, quiet suburban town to the nearest big city, in order to be closer to her job. She claims that by cutting down on the daily commute from the suburbs, she can provide better care to the child […]Read More
Posted November 16th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
Mom lives in a great school district. The children enjoy top-notch teachers, health-conscious lunch menus and a full array of inter-scholastic sports and clubs. The school “resource center” has a team of highly trained after-school tutors to help children with computer skills and test preparation. The school band, the choir, and the cheerleader squad are […]Read More
Posted November 14th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
You should familiarize yourself with the curriculum at your child’s school if you want to gain an edge in your child custody dispute. Of course, this is good parenting advice in general. But learning what your kids are learning in the classroom can bolster your chances of success in the Family Court too….as long as […]Read More
Posted November 11th, 2016 by Mark S. Guralnick.
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our own worst enemy. —Hesiod (800 BC) Do you have all of your child’s medical records catalogued and indexed? How about report cards and school progress reports? Are they all organized? Can you document, on a moment’s notice, who took […]Read More