Parental Alienation Part 3: The 8 Behaviors

Last week’s blog talked about the four factor model. The fourth factor is the presence of eight specific behaviors. These behaviors are unique to alienated kids. Even abused children do not behave in these ways toward the abusive parent. So, if these behaviors are present it can make it a lot easier to show that […]

Parental Alienation Part 2: The Four Factor Model

Last week’s blog was about tactics parents use to alienate their children from the other parent. This week’s blog will focus on how to show that you are a victim of parental alienation ( a rejected parent). Amy Baker, parental alienation expert, created the four factor model to distinguish alienation from other types of problems. […]

Parental Alienation Part 1: 17 Strategies

What is Parental Alienation? The definition of parental alienation is “The manipulation of a child to reject one parent or the other.” Parental alienation is extremely damaging to children. However, there are not many specific laws around it. Each judge uses their best judgment to deal with parental alienation cases. This means that one judge […]

My Spouse Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers

The vast majority of divorces are emotionally and financially difficult for all parties involved. But, when you have an uncooperative spouse who won’t sign the divorce papers, the suffering is amplified.  What can you do if your spouse refuses to sign papers? Your spouse may ignore or avoid signing the divorce papers you’ve served them, […]

Drug Court

The Sad Reality The U.S. has incarcerated roughly 2.4 million people today. Many of these inmates are not dangerous criminals. They are drug addicts.  It is common for drug addicts to be convicted of crimes and sent to jail. After being released, they stand in front of the judge again in just a few weeks […]

Catfishing, Hook-ups and Sexting: Don’t let your search for love turn into a lawsuit.

Today, roughly 40% of Americans use online dating sites. Your online dating behavior can have some very serious legal consequences.  Catfishing- Not a good idea.  Last year, Minnesotan wedding photographer, Bobby Faerber testified in court against fellow Minnesotan, Jesse Gullickson. Gullickson had used Faerber’s photos to create a fake dating account on the popular app, […]

My Child has Been Convicted of a Crime. What do I do?

No parent ever wants to face the phone call that their child has been arrested or convicted of a crime. However, more than a million teenagers are arrested every year.  What should you do if your child is arrested or in trouble?  The first thing you should tell your child is this: Do not talk […]

Is an Annulment an Option for You?

What is an annulment and how is it different than a divorce? Divorce and annulment both end a marriage. In the eyes of the court, a divorce says that a legitimate marriage has ended. An annulment says that the marriage never existed.  Requirements for qualifying for an annulment are much more restrictive than they are […]

Infidelity Resources and Thoughts on Post Nuptial Agreements

If your partner has not been faithful to you or if you have not been faithful to your spouse, you may be wondering if it is even possible to keep the marriage together and make it healthy again. It depends. If both spouses are willing to try to work it out, it is possible. We […]

Male Victims of Domestic Violence

The statistics for domestic violence are sad. 1 in 4 women will “experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.” These women often feel voiceless and powerless to escape their situations. […]