What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is defined as one parent attempting to alienate his or her child from the other. They either physically take the child away and deny the other from seeing the child, or influence the child into disliking or fearing the other until the child does not wish to have a relationship with them. Parental…

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Living With An Alcoholic Husband

As you might know, alcoholism is a family disease. If one person in your family is an alcoholic, it affects the entire family. It could be that verbal and/or physical abuse is present, the alcoholic is failing to meet their responsibilities, or their personality is changing. If your husband is an alcoholic, all members of…

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How to Get Custody of My Child From Their Mother

Child custody consists of both the physical and legal duties of parenting. The court determines custody based on both factors, in addition to if one parent should have sole custody of his or her children or both parents should have joint custody of their children. The common belief is that it is in the child’s…

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Common Examples of Parental Alienation You Should Know

Divorce and custody battles often cause emotions to run high. However, your child could be receiving quietly transmitted messages by both you and your ex-spouse that may cause them to become alienated from one parent. What Is Parental Alienation? Parental alienation occurs when one parent, normally the custodial parent, fails to properly use their parental…

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A Basic Guide to Joint Custody Schedules

If you are divorced, you and your ex-spouse may say you have joint custody; however, there’s not just one single definition or schedule for the term. Custody can be legal, physical, or both. If you have joint legal custody, you both have a say in any major decisions regarding your child’s life. If you have…

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Enmeshed Parenting: What Is It, and How Can You Avoid It?

If you and your loved ones are in family therapy or thinking about starting family therapy, a word you may hear during one or more of your sessions is ‘enmeshment.’ This term is often misused and misunderstood, and it can apply to two people, not just a family.  What is Enmeshment? The term ‘enmeshment’ describes…

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The Facts on Sole Custody

Defining Child Custody Child custody is a legal word concerning guardianship that is utilized to illustrate the legal and sensible parent or guardian-child relationship. It includes legal custody, which is the right to make decisions concerning the child, and physical custody, which is the right and obligation to give shelter to, provide, and nurture the…

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The Ins and Outs of Joint Custody

Child custody generally comes into play when you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce and have at least one child together.  What is Joint Custody? In most states, there are two types of joint custody – legal and physical. Legal joint custody refers to both parents having the ability to make decisions…

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5 Reasons to Lose Custody of a Child

Custody is already an uphill battle for many parents, and the fear of losing custody is very real. Being familiar with the process can make it that much easier, especially by knowing some of the reasons a parent could lose custody of a child.  Some of the most common reasons that you may have heard…

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8 Signs You Need to Hire A Custody Lawyer

Remember when you fell in love and couldn’t imagine living your life without your significant other? Then you got married and had your child. Maybe you thought your baby would bring you closer together, but it didn’t and now you’re getting divorced. Divorces aren’t easy, especially when a child is involved. You may think that…

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