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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981, which was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The “Day of Unity” soon grew into a week-long event, and in October of 1987, the...

Children must always come first

When it comes to cases involving children, there is one simple rule: children must come first. Regardless of what the parents want or why they are having a custody dispute, the reality is that children have little say over what happens to them or what is happening to...

Why we feel drawn to protect children

People have an inherent desire to protect children. We place this importance even above our own welfare. You will find that most parents will tell you they would “do anything” to keep their children safe. It is all they care about. Have you ever stopped to think about...

Why do people freeze embryos?

Freezing embryos is not to be confused with freezing eggs. Both are possible, but an embryo is a fertilized egg. This distinction is important because the legal implications between the two as it relates to family law are drastically different. So, why do people...