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The Form of Child Abuse Known as Parental Alienation

There is growing awareness about a form of child psychological abuse called "parental alienation" and its harm to children.

By:Howie Dennison| January 13, 2017 | (0) Comments |

Heroin and Ohio's Zombie Apocalypse

As we have received more and more cases in our office involving the use of opioids and heroin, and as we have seen the effects upon families – and especially children – I have begun to wonder whether we are, in fact, currently facing the zombie apocalypse.

By:William L Geary| November 30, 2016 | (0) Comments |

Why Is the State Taking My Children – And What Can I Do to Protect My Family?

It’s rarely a pleasant experience interacting with the state, whether that’s dealing with a traffic ticket, trying to communicate with the I.R.S., or addressing issues with DCF in dependency actions, so it’s vitally important to know your rights as a parent in the event the state comes knocking.

By:Russell J. Frank, Esq.| September 27, 2016 | (0) Comments |

The Effects of Spousification on a Child

During divorce, parents are often unaware of the emotional burden most children bear, especially those parents who are involved in a nasty, prolong custody battle. Spousification of the child, also termed parentification, refers to a dynamic in which parents turn to children for emotional support while ignoring the child's developmental needs.


Child Maltreatment Concerns in Custody Evaluations

When issues of child maltreatment are raised by one or both of the parties, these issues must be handled with care. Here are a few tips on how to address issues of child maltreatment in custody evaluations.

By:Allison C. Williams| February 02, 2016 | (0) Comments |

Dealing with Suspicions of Child Abuse by the Other Parent

Divorcing parents often struggle emotionally with the difficulty of having less time with their children because the children are now residing out of their primary care and/or splitting their time between both parents. This adjustment is particularly cumbersome when one parent believes that the other parent is abusive or neglectful of the children.

By:Allison C. Williams| October 22, 2015 | (0) Comments |

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