C.P., a married woman, conceived a child with a co-worker (C.A.). Her husband learned that he was not the biological father but agreed to stay married and raise the child as his own. In addition, the married couple allowed the biological father to act as a parent by paying child support, attending the child’s medical… [Read More]
Angela Bissada,Psy.D. I often receive calls from parents or family law attorneys asking that I see a child and a parent for “reunification,” “reconciliation,” or “facilitative” therapy. The caller usually describes a situation in which, following a divorce, a child has refused to see one parent and expresses a clear preference for the other. The… [Read More]
Children are always a major point of a divorce no matter what the circumstance. It often comes down to one of two scenarios: one parent ends up being a ‘deadbeat’ and never has any contact with the children; the two parents work well together for the benefit of the children no matter what their personal… [Read More]
Which Divorce Would You Rather Have? by Michelle Daneshrad, CFL-S Completion Law Firm, Woodland Hills, California Isabelle is standing at the top of a sloping brick driveway. Her sister stands beside her. She is practicing in her mind the words she was trained to say. As her dad’s red SUV finally reaches the front door,… [Read More]
In Collaborative Divorce, the attorney’s job is not to undermine opposing counsel, their clients, or their positions. Rather, the lawyer tries to empower his or her own client and foster an environment where everyone including the other spouse can express themselves and reach a settlement in a healthy way.