THE CUSTODY LAWYER: Divorce Is Difficult - Custody Doesn't Have To Be

THE CUSTODY LAWYER: Divorce Is Difficult - Custody Doesn't Have To Be

by Janet McCullar

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Overview

The best thing you can do as a parent headed to a custody battle is to demonstrate that you're putting your child first. That's what a good parent does. You will love the Custody Lawyer!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949873146
Publisher: BEYOND PUBLISHING
Publication date: 02/13/2019
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 895,718
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

During my twenty-six years as an attorney, I have focused mainly on custody work and litigation. I know what works well and what doesn't work at all. As a result, I wanted to give parents a tool, based on my experience, that would not only help them but let them know they're not alone.

Furthermore, I too went through a divorce and was confronted with the same questions my clients asked me. I saw the world of divorce from a different perspective. I realized what it felt like to experience the anger, mistrust, sadness, and many other emotions they had. It was difficult and painful. Since then, I've gained some wisdom and want to pass along advice that can help you deal with your circumstances.

People going through custody disputes want answers about what the process looks like and what they can do to keep their children. They want to know how they can meet their children's needs. They want to know how they can get through the process with as little trauma to their children and themselves as possible.

Some questions have common, across-the-board answers, like how does the trial work? That process is fairly similar across the country, and the answer would apply to everybody. But what about those areas that are more complicated, like dealing with an impaired spouse, a child with special needs, or a parent who has a narcissistic personality disorder? How can a stepparent or grandparent fight for custody of a child? My goal is to answer these questions and more.

I want to help you understand that you must put your children's needs first. Although most parents know this, some need to be reminded of what their actions are doing to their children.

I have also written this book with lawyers in mind to give you a tool to help your clients as well as for counselors, guardians ad litem, and anyone else involved in custody situations.

Custody disputes are part of our society and are on the rise. However, armed with the right information, you will be empowered to stand up for your children, and that should be the ultimate goal.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1



SECTION I: IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD

CHAPTER 1 In the Best Interest of the Child 5



CHAPTER 2 Putting Your Child First 7



CHAPTER 3 Decision-Making 15



CHAPTER 4 Fathers Who Want Custody 21



CHAPTER 5 Mothers Who Are Afraid of Losing Custody 25







SECTION II: THE CUSTODY PROCESS







CHAPTER 6 The Custody Process 31



CHAPTER 7 Choosing An Attorney 35



CHAPTER 8 The Attorney-Client Agreement 41



CHAPTER 9 Costs of a Custody Dispute 43



CHAPTER 10 Working with a Lawyer 49



CHAPTER 11 The Discovery Process 55



CHAPTER 12 Temporary/Interim Hearings and Orders 61



CHAPTER 13 High-Conflict Custody Cases 65



CHAPTER 14 Others Involved in the Custody Process 69



CHAPTER 15 The Trial — Preparation: The Key To Winning in the Courtroom 77







SECTION III: CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION







CHAPTER 16 Child Support 95



CHAPTER 17 Visitation 101







SECTION IV: PARENTAL ALIENATION







CHAPTER 18 Parental Alienation 107



CHAPTER 19 Dealing with Serious Visitation Violations 117



CHAPTER 20 Abduction and Relocation 123







​​​​​​SECTION V: SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES







CHAPTER 21 Custody Battle with a Jerk or Bully 131



CHAPTER 22 Family Violence 137



CHAPTER 23 When Your Spouse Is an Addict, Alcoholic, or Mentally 145



CHAPTER 24 Children With Special Needs and Parents with Disabilities 157



CHAPTER 25 Grandparents Who Want Custody 161



CHAPTER 26 Overinvolved Stepparents 165







SECTION VI: TIPS FOR ATTORNEYS







CHAPTER 27 Tips for Attorneys 171



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JANET MCCULLAR 182

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