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Social Investigation and Child Custody Evaluation 101

Social Investigation and Child Custody Evaluation 101

No family is perfect, and all have their ups and downs. But what happens when the health of a family is under question?

There are circumstances where the inner workings of a household are forced under examination by the court of law. In the majority of cases, it’s the well-being of a child or children that are at the center of the investigation. The official name of this is called a Social Investigation or Child Custody Evaluation.

You may be thinking, “Well my family has its flaws, are we subject to investigation or evaluation?” Know this, these aren’t random studies that occur if someone sees little Kelsey or Noah misbehaving at Target. No, an investigation or evaluation is ordered for several reasons. These includes:

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5 reminders for family and friends during the holidays

As if we’re not busy enough, the holidays roll around each year and remind us of what stress really feels like. From buying gifts to attending every holiday party, to spending unwanted time with extended family, the holidays are rough. The season causes tension in marriages and relationships as they try to navigate through Navidad. You have to decide who you’ll spend the holidays with, or who you’re inviting over if it’s your turn to host this year’s celebrations. No matter how dysfunctional the setup, follow these five rules to ease communication with extended family this winter. Continue reading “5 reminders for family and friends during the holidays”

Change Starts With You – A Guide to Self-Love

Change Starts With You – A Guide to Self-Love

 

I find that many people spend a bulk of their time worrying about others in their life. What are my kids having for lunch? Is my partner happy at work? Are my parents getting the needed attention? A million thoughts run through your head while only a fraction of them have something to do with yourself. You don’t make time to ensure that you have a proper lunch, or even a moment of silence to center your thoughts. My practice is centered around relationships, but the most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. Continue reading “Change Starts With You – A Guide to Self-Love”