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Domestic Violence Myths

By Nedda Ghandi |

If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, please seek help immediately by calling law enforcement or a local shelter. Oftentimes, there is a stigma associated with domestic violence, and unfortunately, several myths surround this type of behavior which is illegal and in some cases a criminal act. The following are the… Read More »

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Understanding the “Best Interest of the Child” Standard

By Nedda Ghandi |

If you are in the process of a divorce or considering divorce, one of the largest issues a parent has to deal with regards to how their children will be affected by your divorce. In many divorce cases, the spouses disagree regarding child custody and child visitation matters. In certain circumstances, where no common… Read More »

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What Is Parental Child Abduction and How to Prevent It

By Nedda Ghandi |

One of the most frightening thoughts to a parent is that their child is taken away from them. If you are going through an adversarial divorce that has the potential for abusive behavior, you may face a spouse that threatens to kidnap or take your child. If previous actions lead you to believe that… Read More »

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Termination of Parental Rights

By Nedda Ghandi |

If you are considering divorce, or going through a child custody battle, you may have questions regarding your parental rights, and if they can be terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily. There are several legally complex challenges regarding the termination of parental rights, and if this is a consideration in your situation, you may consider… Read More »

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Guide to Domestic Violence

By Nedda Ghandi |

The federal government passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in Congress in 1994. While domestic violence has always been an issue, the passage of this national law highlighted that domestic violence would be addressed nationally as a significant and important issue. Over 25 years later, there are still terrible examples of domestic abuse… Read More »

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Determining Custody

By Nedda Ghandi |

While a divorce will determine and finalize child support and child custody matters, during the process of a divorce, you may wonder what your custody rights are. The laws that used to favor giving custody only to the mother are long gone, and now courts typically award custody to both parents to ensure the… Read More »

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Dating Considerations For Divorcees With Kids

By Nedda Ghandi |

After your divorce, you may feel that it is time to date again. While this is perfectly normal, if you have children, you may want to think carefully about several things before you make the decision to date again and how to present this to your children. Your children may still expect that you… Read More »

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Steps to Take Before You Ask for a Divorce

By Nedda Ghandi |

Making the decision to file for a divorce is never an easy step. The process can seem terrifying and overwhelming. The decisions you make not only during the divorce process but prior to the divorce can affect much of the outcome. Consider these steps before you ask for a divorce or file paperwork in… Read More »

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Answers to Your Child Support Questions

By Nedda Ghandi |

Child support is one of the most emotionally and financially difficult parts of a divorce for both spouses. If it was determined in your divorce decree that you are now required to pay child support, or you are expecting to receive child support, you may have questions. The court always makes their determination regarding… Read More »

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Will a Court Ever Give Custody to a Relative Over a Parent?

By Nedda Ghandi |

Child custody issues are one of the most complex and challenging aspects of a divorce. Parents typically fight hard to obtain as much custody as possible with their children. However, there are some cases where parents find themselves in the position of having their child taken from them. There are many reasons a child… Read More »

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