Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Guardianship v Child Custody Petition

    || 26-Feb-2016

    I am often asked whether a child guardianship or custody petition is appropriate for a non-parent to obtain physical "custody" of a child. Many attorneys assume that this must be a guardianship petition but this assumption is incorrect. When a guardianship petition is filed it must be accompanied by a home study which can cost an individual hundreds of dollars. A simply way to avoid this ...
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  • Filing a Petition Without Notifying Your Attorney

    || 3-Feb-2016

    Over my many years of practice, I have had clients who have filed petitions and applications to the Courts without notifying me first. While this can be done in an emergency situation, it is most often inadvisable. This is because these applications are often frowned upon by the court and release information that should not be provided to opposing counsel or can do significant harm to an ...
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