Sunday, May 31, 2020

How Do You Communicate When Trying to Co-Parent with a High-Conflict Ex?

Karen Dorsey who is a Certified Divorce Coach and Mediator shares how you can communicate when you're trying to co-parent with a high-conflict ex using the BIFF method developed by Bill Eddy.

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. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Is Child Support Retroactive?

One reason to file for custody or child support is that child support can be, in some cases, retroactive. If you're separated from your ex and you've never filed for custody or child support it's something you need to think about.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Termination Of Child Support

A parent can petition the family court to terminate child support obligations when the child is no longer eligible for such support. The parent must file what's usually called an "Affidavit for Termination of Child Support" or something similar. It is a standardized court form which usually allows the parent to simply check-the-box for the reason why the support is no longer needed -- such as the child reached the age of majority, got married, became emancipated, or in some cases simply became self-supporting, rendering payment of support to the other parent unnecessary.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Workers Compensation For Mental Health Injuries

If you suffer from a mental health injury, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome or depression, then you know that a mental health injury can be every bit as debilitating as a physical injury. In many states, you can receive workers compensation for mental health injuries incurred on the job.