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Resolving Child Custody Disputes Through Social Investigations

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Parents quickly become emotional about child custody issues, and with good reason – the parent/child relationship is one of the most important relationships in a person’s life. When disputes arise over this loaded issue with a former spouse or partner, resolving them can feel practically impossible. Most parents realize, though, that children are not… Read More »


Psychological Evaluations In Child Custody Matters

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Trying to maintain a civil relationship with an ex-spouse for the sake of shared child custody is not easy, and some parents find themselves in verbal and legal battles with the other side hoping to gain an advantage over the outcome of the child custody issue. High-conflict parental disputes do not help the child… Read More »


Sharing Child Custody With An Abuser

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Domestic violence has existed as long as humans have engaged in intimate relationships, and with modern research and advocacy, the unfortunate prevalence of this behavior is reported and more well-known. Escaping these situations is extremely difficult, especially if children are involved. There may be concerns about employment or finding a place to live if… Read More »

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Actions That Can Lead To Temporary Custody By A Relative

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Parents are historically and legally viewed as the individuals in the best position to care for their child, and the law requires a lengthy process and egregious conduct before this presumption will be overlooked. In fact, it is rare for a non-parent to receive any parental authority, and in many cases, non-parents have no… Read More »


Child Support Basics

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Receiving enough money to support the needs of one’s child is a critical issue for any single parent. The cost of raising children rises annually, and most parents cannot afford to bear this burden alone. Further, the law requires both legally-recognized parents to share the financial obligation to support a child to adulthood. However,… Read More »


Jurisdiction In Child Custody Cases

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Parents going through a divorce or separation are often primarily concerned with how child custody arrangements will be established, an issue that parents can negotiate, but a court must approve. Such discrete oversight is employed in child custody matters because the child’s welfare is at stake, and children do not have the capacity or… Read More »


What To Do When Child Exchanges Become Violent

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Sharing parenting time with an ex-spouse will not always be easy, but most parents figure out how to navigate this challenging arrangement for the sake of their child. One of the more frequent triggers of conflict is the child exchange. The time, place, and manner of this exchange is typically outlined in the parenting… Read More »


When Parents Disagree About A Child’s Medical Treatment

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Outside of education and day-to-day activities, making decisions about a child’s medical treatment is one of the primary duties of a parent. Agreeing on appropriate medical treatment for a child can generate disagreement among happily married couples, and divorced parents are even more likely to experience conflict over this issue as part of sharing… Read More »

Do Both Parents Have to Consent to Medical Treatment for their Child?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When couples divorce or separate and children are involved, figuring out how to care for them is a big task. Parents want to do what is best for their child, but to do so in concert with an ex-spouse is not an easy proposition. Assuming both parents share responsibility over decisions related to childrearing,… Read More »

How and When Children Are Placed with Extended Family Members

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In an ideal world, all children would live with both parents in happy and stable homes, but circumstances do not always work out so well, and many children are left in single parent homes or living with relatives. The reasons that can lead to a child living with just one parent or no parent… Read More »

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