181 Search Results for children

March 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Lessons From Hatfields & McCoy – Perpetuating the Fight

...and life. Read books, check out the Web, and take it a day at a time. You will be glad you did. In the meantimie, take care of yourself and your children. Your life, and your children’s, will be better for it....

March 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

House Bill 2658: “The One Size Fits All, Children Can Go to Hell, Custody Law”

...believe “Parenting plans”, above all, should promote the best interests of children. As the Supreme Court has said, “children’s best interests” (not “interest”, the bill’s improper term) should be “the polar star” that guides the parties, lawyers, and courts. It is no coincidence that a year ago I tackled what I called, “The Maze of WV Child Custody Issues” in my blog. Here is the link to that article which describes the evolving concepts that res...

November 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Remember the Children of Divorce.

...s bad enough as it is. The purveyors of our commercial riches do not want our children learning restraint, moderation, good judgment, or morality. With those skills, they won’t buy “the right stuff”, or enough of that stuff! 18. I have written about children, and their place in our society before: a. Divorce Doesn’t Ruin Children, but Parents Do: http://wp.me/p4utce-5W b. Has Our Society Lost Something Essential in the Rearing of Its Youth? http:/...

July 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

A Totally Unenforceable Marriage Contract

...situation of the parties re: step children or other family members who are children) desirous of having children and setting the best examples for them they possibly can during their upbringing: Now, therefore: 1. The parties hereby agree to marry for life on the ____ day of ____, _Mo._, (year). 2. The parties solemnly promise follows: a. Neither party will attempt to control, demean, abuse, or neglect the other. b. Recognizing that the parties ha...

November 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Children, Guardians Ad Litem, The Law, and Society

...ed the seminars, or ordered the cd’s, want to be appointed as guardian for children. The children’s “impairment” or “legal disability” is their age. They remain under this disability until they are eighteen years old. As you can see from my previous blog post, http://tinyurl.com/co75n42 which includes a summary of the topics and speakers at the G.A.L. seminar, and every other seminar I attended in 2012, there were many intelligent, experienced, de...

March 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Common Mistakes of Divorcing Parties

...e!” There is much that is true in the world that you would not expose your children to. No doubt, your children will figure out for themselves the flaws of their parents, but they are likely to remember well your efforts to demean someone they love. Some clients interpret my advice to be that they should lie to the children and pretend the spouse has no flaws. Wrong! The “parenting class” that every divorcing parent is required to attend gives par...

January 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

How Can I Get My Children’s Parenting Plan Modified?

...do the hard work of tailoring parenting plans to the best interests of the children. Truth is they do not have time. Section 402 allows modification if: a. The parents agree and the Court determines the agreement is knowing and voluntary, and not harmful to the children; b. There is NOT a material change in circumstances but the parties have been following a different (de facto) plan continuously, and voluntarily, for six months; c. The modificati...

December 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

I Wonder What’s Gone Wrong? Newtown Connecticut

...heir oldies, to blues, jazz, and even the classics, but with buds in their children’s ears, the parents only know their kids’ music is intolerable, and the children know only what their peers know. s. “Good parents”, even those who aren’t hiding in their churches, still want to protect their children, so they may shield them from so much that the young adult is overwhelmed with temptation when they move to the freedom of college life. t. Other par...

June 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Divorce Does Not Ruin Children, But Parents’ Behavior Does

...ed into numerous failed relationships. Those are the ones who taught their children not to believe in “true love”, not to trust, and to expect, at least subconsciously, the relationships to fail. No doubt, they also were exposed to different moral standards and influences than people raised in stable families. Think of that before you leave your unhappy marriage and start bouncing from partner to partner. It does not just hurt you; it scars your c...

May 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Is It Time to Revise Mediation in WV?

...d come to mediation with an open mind, prepared to be flexible, and to put children first when children are involved. I stress “when children are involved”, as my critic points out that suits arising from a rear end collision or medical malpractice do not involve the children. I think people are smart enough to figure out what “When children are involved.” means. They should be reminded that this is their chance to fashion a monetary settlement, s...