Try to settle if you can…
Even after you’ve become entangled in custody related litigation, you can discuss with your attorney (or if you’re pro se, with opposing counsel) the possibility of settlement as opposed to going to trial. If a CFI (Child and Family Investigator) is appointed in your case, the written report may be a good tool to use [...]
The CFI – my new best friend?
Nearly every parent involved in parental responsibility litigation wants to make a good impression upon the Child & Family Investigator appointed in their case. However, the CFI is not, cannot be, and will not become your new best friend. The Child and Family Investigator’s role is very clear in that the CFI provides recommendations in [...]
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You have kids. You’re getting divorced. Keep this in mind…
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Parents make it even harder on their kids when they continue fighting or pointing fingers in blame. When parents can’t communicate with each other in a healthy way, the kids suffer. If parents can’t speak directly for one reason or another, communication through a professional intermediary may become necessary. Kids [...]
What is a CFI anyway?
A CFI (Child & Family Investigator) is appointed by a judge to investigate and make recommendations about contested issues in a family court case. The CFI’s role is as an investigative arm of the court and is specifically investigating the best interests of the child or children involved. Although the CFI performs the investigation and [...]