Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Vermont in the Age of Facebook

  In a contested hearing held in Vermont Family Court, Mother and Father each request sole parental rights and responsibilities of their minor children.  Mother brings with her pictures of Father partying, drinking, and in compromising poses with the opposite sex, along with comments about how much he enjoys his night life, all posted on […]

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Results on custody and visitation survey

> We received a total of 81 responses to our survey about child custody and visitation.  You can view the results here and here(We sent out surveys to two separate lists; hence the two results.)Some preliminary comments:  first,  my comments will compare the results only with Vermont law. Second, I asked respondents about “custody” and “visitation”.  Those […]

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Child Custody and visitation–what do you think?

> Last week,  Alabama legislators introduced a bill which would change child custody laws in that state mandating shared custody between divorced parents  The bill has stirred up controversy, and it is not clear it will pass.  The Alabama bill is part of a nationwide trend of legislatures reviewing and revising child custody and visitation […]

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Preparing for the financial side of divorce

>The emotional issues associated with divorce often overshadow realistic consideration of the financial implications of the breakup of a marriage. Unfortunately, this reality may put one or both parties at financial risk because markets are always changing and financial records can become stale or lost. It is therefore important to address the financial issues early […]

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