Did Trump’s Deportation Executive Order Cause a Rise in Immigrant Child Custody Cases?

In January of this year, President Donald Trump signed his Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, creating more stringent deportation guidelines. As a result, many undocumented immigrants faced an uncertain future regarding their residency. Those placed in a particularly difficult position by Mr. Trump’s EO are undocumented immigrant parents with American born children.

SS. v. Stephanie H.: ICWA applies to any action affecting the relationship between a parent and a Native American child.

On January 12, 2017, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals issued its opinion in SS., SS. v. Stephanie H., Garrett S., Colorado River Indian Tribes. The case examines the applicability of the “Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (“ICWA”) to a private severance proceeding brought by an Indian parent against a non-Indian parent on grounds of abandonment.”

How much does a divorce cost?

I get this question all of the time. The short, and unfortunately only, answer is that it depends. The monetary costs of a divorce are a combination of attorney fees, court costs, and expert costs. So, while I can't provide an exact amount for the cost of a divorce, I can provide you with some information.… Continue reading How much does a divorce cost?

Parents Spend $500,000 on Custody Battle

$500,000. That is how much a Canadian couple wasted on their custody battle involving their  eight year old daughter. The parents are not multi-millionaires. They just really hated each other.The most astonishing part of this surreal case of unnecessary and overly-aggressive litigation, however, is the judge's absolute demolition of the parties and their decision to squander… Continue reading Parents Spend $500,000 on Custody Battle