Monday, May 25, 2020

When A Child is Afraid of The Other Parent | Child Custody

When you are sharing custody, what do you do when your child is expressing fears such as saying they are afraid of the other parent or they don't want to go to the other parent’s house?

*This should not be considered legal advice

Friday, May 22, 2020

Closed Adoption

In a closed adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents work through an agency or another third party. 

They do not have contact with one another and care is taken to prevent each party from learning the other's identity. While information about the child's medical history and other important factors are provided to the adoptive parents, information about the birth parents is kept sealed.

Traditionally, adoptees would need a court order to get that information released. However, since the late 1990s some states have begun to allow adoptees over the age of 18 to have the records released without a court order. This is consistent with a growing trend in this country toward open adoptions.

If you have a question about a closed adoption, or are seeking to learn more information about a birth parent, contact an adoption attorney in your area today

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Preparing for Video and Audio Custody Hearings During COVID-19

Join Wendy Hernandez and the Honorable Elizabeth Hurley as they discuss family law, the COVID Crisis (as it relates to family law) and other things. You definitely don't want to miss it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Can a DUI Affect Child Custody?

How bad is a DUI on a parent's record when it comes to custody? It depends on different things such as when that DUI happened, was the person convicted, and what are the terms of the conviction.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the two rules to receive it.

At Hodson & Mullin, we know disabled people need help. Faced with a possible lifetime of great physical pain and a frightening financial future, many are so overwhelmed they don't know where to turn. At Hodson & Mullin we not only understand, we effectively steer our eligible clients through the Social Security Disability application and appeal processes, with countless successful cases over the decades.