As I have worked with families from year to year, a pattern has developed that is interesting to me. It’s as if the year begins in September for families with children. School starts, there’s the bustle of buying books and uniforms, or new jeans and tennis shoes. It’s a fresh start. We open our windows and let in the cool breeze that is so refreshing and brief in our part of the world. And our thoughts turn to change and things we want to make better about our lives and those of our children.
And so, after summer vacation parents begin to call me with questions:
- I’m getting child support, but I feel I should be getting more money than I do; am I eligible for a modification?
- I’m paying child support, but I don’t see my kids as much as I would like. Is there anything I can do about that?
- The holidays are coming and I don’t know if I will be able to see my children at Christmas or Thanksgiving; is it too late to make certain I can see them?
- I let my child see his parent over the summer, but the parent is refusing to let him come home. School has started and I don’t know what to do.
- My grandchild came to stay with me over the summer, but his parents have not returned to get him. I don’t have formal custody of him; what can I do?
I’ve been here all summer, and I continue to be here for you as these and other family law questions roam your brains. I have answers, and when I don’t I can certainly find the answers you need. These are important questions that shouldn’t wait another year to be dealt with. Give me a call at (504) 330-5522, or send me a confidential e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s make a plan to deal with your family law concerns.