Question: I share joint custody of my two children with my ex-wife, who is the custodial parent. She is dating a guy who has previously been convicted of child abuse.CONTINUE READING
Explaining Protection From Abuse Orders
Question: What is a protection from abuse order and what does it do?CONTINUE READING
A Father’s Fight: One Dad’s Tribulations Through The Family Court System
By Kristian Pedersen My story began like many others. My wife and I were discussing divorce. After returning from a late-August vacation, I accidentally found a message on my wife’s phone about meeting a man for drinks. When I told her, the divorce conversation accelerated. I texted her dad about …CONTINUE READING
How Long Do You Have To Appeal A Restraining Order?
My ex-wife and I recently got into a physical altercation in which she attacked me when I was picking my child up for visitation. She filed a restraining order against me and we went to court.CONTINUE READING
Can She File A Restraining Order To Kick Me Out?
Question: My wife told me she is going to file a restraining order to kick me out of the house. Can she legally do that?CONTINUE READING
4 Things To Know About False Allegations Of Abuse
In one of his Huffington Post columns, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell wrote about how false allegations of abuse often target men during divorce. To be sure, domestic violence is a serious issue. Over the past several years, awareness regarding domestic violence has skyrocketed and there are now …CONTINUE READING
Can A Court Prevent Visitation Without A Hearing?
Question: Is the court ever allowed to prevent visitation without a hearing or evidence that the children are in any harm?CONTINUE READING
Fighting False Allegations Of Abuse
Question: I am trying to get full custody of my children, but my wife is threatening me with false allegations of abuse and claiming she will get a restraining order against me if I do this. I’ve never hurt her so there would be no basis for these allegations, but …CONTINUE READING
DadsDivorce Live: Helping Male Domestic Violence Victims
Dr. Emily M. Douglas is an associate professor at Bridgewater State University and one of the few academics to study male domestic violence victims. As part of her research, Dr. Douglas worked on the Men’s Experiences with Partner Aggression Project. She has also examined men who have sought help after …CONTINUE READING
What Are My Rights After Being Served An Ex Parte Order?
Question: My wife recently filed an ex parte order and I was kicked out of our house. I only had a few minutes to gather my things. There are a few personal items, like work boots and my personal car, that I need. How do I get this stuff without …CONTINUE READING