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James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Recent Posts in Parenting Category

How Is Paternity Established?

Only in the rarest of cases do courts need to determine who the mother of a child is; nine months of pregnancy and hours of labor leading to the child’s birth tends to be a pretty strong indicator. Paternity, on the other hand, can be much ...

What Happens to a Custody Agreement When You Move Out of State?

As hard as it was during the divorce, your life has settled down to the point where you’ve moved on, and you’re ready to move to greener pastures. But what happens if the pastures you’re moving to are in a different state from your ...

Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

The American Psychiatric Association recognizes parental alienation syndrome (PAS) as a dysfunction in the child-parent and parent-parent relationship. Occurring in hostile marriages, separations, and divorces, PAS involves one parent (the alienator) ...

Co-Parenting Time: How to Make the Most of Summer Vacation

Summer vacations are a time for you and your family to step outside, take a break, and enjoy the warm weather together. Many families go out of town, while others choose to enjoy local amenities. Summer vacations are a time to create new and ...

Child Custody Do's & Don'ts for Divorcing Parents

During contentious custody battles, what you do and don’t do makes the biggest difference. The court will be evaluating you and your spouse on parenting styles to determine who is a better fit to care for the children. In most cases, parents ...

What You Need to Know About Free Range Parenting

“Back in my day, I walked fifteen miles to and from school, without supervision. In my day, kids knew how to fend for themselves.” If you have grandparents or older friends and family members, you probably heard a sentiment similar to ...

Survive and Enjoy Your Holidays!

Another year has come and gone, bringing with it many joys and many challenges. At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law, we hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and a happier new year! We would like to take a moment to thank our clients for ...

How to Tell Your Children About the Divorce

Divorce is not a topic that most children think about, at least not until it is necessary to do so. That is why it can be overwhelming to try and figure out how to break the news to your kids. It is a conversation that must be handled with care ...

How Fatherhood Affects Men

The media and society constantly discuss what it is like to be a mother and how motherhood affects women, often eclipsing the experience of men and their children. However, having a child changes you, regardless of your gender. An addition of ...

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