In every family law case involving custody and visitation issues, the parents are required to participate in a custody mediation or evaluation process. By default, parents are scheduled for custody mediation though an avenue provided by the court system, called Family Court Services. There is also an alternative option for engaging in a private custody evaluation outside of the process provided by the court system.
More money is spent on gifts for Mother’s Day than any other holiday except Christmas. The National Retail Federation says Americans spent $25 billion on gifts for Mom in 2019, including $2.6 billion just for flowers. Meals out racked up $2.6 billion of the tab.
PCTJ stands for Privately Compensated Temporary Judge. The PCTJ process is an alternative to proceeding in traditional court in which the PCTJ essentially steps into the role of a Superior Court judicial officer to make binding decisions related to family law cases.
A wedding and marriage are exciting milestones in life. But many people on the precipice of these events do not consider the legal ramifications of their decisions. An experienced family law attorney can advise you as to options to protect yourself prior to and during your marriage.
Family law attorneys use the term “ATROs” to refer to Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders that are summarized on the back of a summons for a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Domestic Partnership, Legal Separation, or Nullity of Marriage.
When child custody and visitation are issues in a case, the Court must determine what is in the best interest of a child. While some parents may be able to come to an agreement without the help of the Court, there are many high conflict cases where parents just can’t agree.