When you have kids but never married your ex, you still need to consider having an official court order as to parenting time and decision-making responsibility. The parenting plan and court orders will help to ensure clarity and consistency. Hopefully you and your ex can figure out a way to co-parent easily but the plan [...]
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In order to draft the best parenting plan for your children, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Some relevant information including age, development, routine, relationships, proximity of co-parent and expressed wishes are all important to consider. Other factors determined by law are analyzed as well. It is critical to keep in mind the [...]
How do I get a CFI appointed?
The CFI needs to be appointed by the judge assigned to your case. If you have an attorney, discuss this option with her. If you are representing yourself, you can ask the judge to appoint a CFI. You can ask the judge during a hearing or you can file paperwork to request a CFI. Check [...]
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 [...]