Child Custody

Thanksgiving in July?

Thanksgiving in July?

Human relationships are transactional, and it’s no disrespect to human nature to suspect that a “thank you” may mean more than “thanks.” The giver may hope the expression of gratitude motivates the receiver to do even more of the thing they’ve just been thanked for. Parents who thank their older son repeatedly for not punching his little brother quite as often know what I’m saying. So, thank you. We started this blog in May of 2014 with no funding and

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Dismantling the Maze: We Can Make Courts Work For Families If We Want To

Dismantling the Maze: We Can Make Courts Work For Families If We Want To

One possibility is that we reform our courts and agencies, and soon. Another is that the public finally realizes what we’re doing to them and fires the whole sorry lot of us. Can you imagine what it would be like if families had a choice between the maze of legal and service delivery systems we give them now and a customer-driven alternative across the street? We’d be the mom-and-pop shop when Walmart came to town, or the cute little bookstore

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