Social Investigation and Child Custody Evaluation 101

Social Investigation and Child Custody Evaluation 101

No family is perfect, and all have their ups and downs. But what happens when the health of a family is under question?

There are circumstances where the inner workings of a household are forced under examination by the court of law. In the majority of cases, it’s the well-being of a child or children that are at the center of the investigation. The official name of this is called a Social Investigation or Child Custody Evaluation.

You may be thinking, “Well my family has its flaws, are we subject to investigation or evaluation?” Know this, these aren’t random studies that occur if someone sees little Kelsey or Noah misbehaving at Target. No, an investigation or evaluation is ordered for several reasons. These includes:

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When to Choose Counseling or Mediation During Divorce

When to Choose Counseling or Mediation During Divorce

Is it possible to get a divorce without hiring a pricey lawyer?

Simply put, yes.

News outlets, television dramas, and blockbuster movies create a misconception that it’s impossible to get a divorce without hiring a fierce attorney. Media leads us to believe that you have to have an attorney to get a divorce, but in reality, there’s no law that requires you to hire one at any point in the divorce process.

With that being said, it is difficult to get through a divorce without any help. With money, children, and emotions at stake, it’s highly recommended to have third-party help smoothen the transaction.

So what should you do if you need guidance, but don’t want to go the lawyer route?

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How to Have a Peaceful Divorce

How to Have a Peaceful Divorce

Divorces can be nasty, but they don’t have to be.

I recently wrote about Adversarial Divorce, which is a divorce where neither party can agree upon divorce terms. It’s is a long and nasty form of divorce. I received many questions in response to that article from people wondering how they can avoid an adversarial divorce, as they go into the process themselves. The wonderful part about this is that you have a lot of control over how the separation unfolds, and can easily make it amicable. Besides meeting with a divorce expert, follow these 5 steps that tell you how to have a peaceful divorce.

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