Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September in the United States, is a holiday that honors the contributions and achievements of the labor movement and the American labor force. It also marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. The history behind Labor Day is rich and complex, reflecting the struggles and triumphs of workers throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Continue reading →
Claire Talbert, Legal Assistant
Spring has sprung! While a lot of us in the United States are currently suffering from those pesky seasonal allergies, feeling the warm sun on our face and seeing blooming flowers on our morning commute revitalizes our spirit after a brisk winter. May Day is a holiday recognized on May 1st by countless cultures around the world. May Day signifies the beginning of new life and the return of warm weather! Continue reading →
Wayne Hopper, Legal Assistant
The hard work and sacrifices of American men and women in uniform are undeniable. Over the past 20 years, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken an immeasurable toll on those who served. About 1% of Americans shouldered the load for the entire nation during those conflicts. We owe them our immense gratitude. But there is an often-overlooked group who also served selflessly in these conflicts. National K-9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to commemorate the service and sacrifices of America’s military and working dogs. Continue reading →
With the 2020 holidays rapidly approaching, newly separated and divorced parents may be experiencing increased stress over when and how to deal with spending the holidays sharing their children.
The first thing to remember is that if you have a child custody order entered by the court, you must follow the court’s orders for holiday visitation. Time often tends to get away from us when we are spending time with our children and families. If your court order says that a custodial exchange shall occur at a specific place or time, ensure that you are mindful of being prompt. Failing to follow the judge’s orders, especially if your relationship with your former partner is contentious can subject you to being in contempt of court and payment of the other parent’s attorney fees.
The only way you may not have to follow a court-ordered schedule is if the child custody order contains language that allows the parents to make mutually agreed-upon schedule changes. The best advice, if the order permits the parties to make changes, is to keep proof of the agreement to deviate from the custody order in writing by either email or text message. Remember that once you agree to the change in the schedule, you should abide by those changes just like the change was in the court order.