Posts belonging to Category Child Custody

A Conversation between Joe Sorge and Mark Baer Regarding ‘Divorce Corp.’: Part 3 of a Series

This is the third of a series of articles wherein I share a conversation I had with the executive producer and director of “Divorce Corp.” wherein we discussed the 58 reasons why I was unable to endorse the film. Since my last article covered points 6 through 10, I will start this article with my […]

A Conversation between Joe Sorge and Mark Baer Regarding ‘Divorce Corp.’: Part 2 of a Series

This is the second of a series of articles wherein I share a conversation I had with the executive producer and director of “Divorce Corp.” wherein we discussed the 58 reasons why I was unable to endorse the film.  Since my last article covered points 1 through 5, I will start this article with my […]

A Conversation between Joe Sorge and Mark Baer Regarding ‘Divorce Corp.’: Part 1 of a Series

As I mentioned in my last article titled “The Hidden Agenda Behind the Making of ‘Divorce Corp.,’” as a condition for watching the movie prior to its release, I agreed to “keep the specific contents and storylines in the movie confidential” until the film’s release. The world theatrical premiere of “Divorce Corp.” was held in […]

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Making of “Divorce Corp.”

On January 9, 2014, My Advocate Center will be hosting the world premier of a documentary film titled “Divorce Corp.” The following day, the film will be released in theaters around the country. AMC’s synopsis of the film is as follows: “A shocking exposA of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. […]

Inconsistency on the Bench

Apparently, people seem to erroneously believe that because someone happens to be a judge, they are an expert in the field. I can understand why people would have such a false belief, but it leads to mistakes that should be avoided at all costs. If I, God forbid, were diagnosed with cancer, I would seek […]

Lessons I Learned from My Parents: Part VII

In my last article from this series, I described how easy it is for love to turn to hate when a parent’s efforts to use their child as a pawn in order to “harm, injure or otherwise extract revenge” against the other parent doesn’t play out as they had intended. In my case, my father […]

The benefits of seeing a therapist during time of divorce

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. “ Helen Rowland   For yourself: Divorce is not a pleasant experience by any stretch of the imagination. It touches upon many areas: financially, family, friends, children, community, […]

What you should know about child custody – Part Three

Sometimes parents are unable to agree upon what is in the child’s best interest When this happens, the court may order that a child custody investigation take place, otherwise known as a 730 evaluation (because it is pursuant to Evidence Code 730). This means that an evaluator is appointed to the case to evaluate each […]

What you should know about child custody – Part Two

In certain cases, the court will determine that the minor should have his or her own attorney, and can appoint an attorney to represent the child’s best interest. California Family Code §3151 provides the authority for this appointment and makes it clear that Minor’s Counsel is charged with the representation of the child’s best interest. […]

Equal Parenting and Parental Bonding

Several months ago, I was contacted by the Director of Development, Alumni Scholarships for the UCLA Alumni Association. She sought my advice regarding what could be done to re-bond UCLA Alumni with the University. I explained to her that she was seeking advice on the wrong issue because you cannot re-bond what had never before […]