Here’s something family lawyers get asked all the time: How do we tell the kids? This HuffPost article addresses it in a pretty direct way, by age group. At all ages, it seems that the things children are most concerned about is how the changes will affect THEM, so anything you can […]
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence has several upcoming trainings that can help meet the DV and child abuse requirements for those issuing reports in court matters — see their events calendar here. More trainings are available at Unhooked Books, including A Trauma-Informed Approach to Child Abuse and Trafficking.
Tax time is here, and once again I’ll note that you MUST have a Form 8332 executed by the custodial parent (the parent who has the children at least 50% of the time) in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return, even if you are POSITIVE that the dependency exemption […]
When Mom and Dad don’t live together, and one or both parents enter a new relationship, it’s common for a child to have other significant adult figures in their lives. What should a child call the new stepmother/ stepfather? What if the child is calling him or her “Mom” or “Dad”? What if the parent […]