Category: Child Custody

Co-parenting During COVID-19

Everything we knew was turned upside down by Covid-19.  It’s not surprising that custody and visitation issues began cropping up soon after the pandemic.  First, we saw parents who didn’t want to follow visitation orders.   The custodial parent would deem the noncustodial parent’s home unsafe or the noncustodial would find…

How to Get Custody: Extracurricular Activities

I’ve been talking about the various legal custody designations. If you haven’t read the other articles, go back and read those first. I am not going to break down all six categories of decision-making in custody agreements in Alabama. Instead, we will focus on the extracurricular activities. This one is…

How to Win Custody: Education

If you haven’t read the other blogs on custody, read those first. We are going to talk about educational decision-making. This is one of those categories in the legal custody arena that is highly sought after. Most people want this category so they can choose the school district their child…

Will I Get Custody?

What Is Child Custody and How Is It Determined? One of the questions that comes up frequently in divorce cases is about custody. The award of custody has become more and more confusing as our legislature makes changes and case law changes to support more forms of custody. Below is…

The Dos and Don’ts of Summertime Child Custody

With school out of session, summer provides great opportunities for parents to enjoy more time with their children. Understandably, for divorced parents, this time can also present challenges and conflicts as they seek to spend as much quality time with their kids as possible while sticking to child custody guidelines…

Summer Break Child Custody and Visitation Schedules

Summer break often presents challenges when it comes to child custody and visitation for divorced parents and their kids. In Alabama, the courts encourage parents to work together to create a schedule that gives both parents frequent contact with the child or children. Because schedules that work during the school…

Father’s Rights and Custody

Representing Father’s in Custody Battles I’ve represented a lot of men in custody and divorce cases. Fathers often want (and deserve) sole or joint custody of their children. A problem arises, though, if they’ve been the primary breadwinner, allowing the mother to stay at home with the children. There are…

What Are the Options for Child Custody in Huntsville?

People have many different concerns when they are dealing with a divorce in Alabama, but few areas are as important to parents as custody of children. Both parents involved in a divorce naturally will have strong feelings about their custody rights. Disputes could lead to lengthy court battles. In the…