Incarceration Nation: Three statistics to start this off: 1) Roughly 2.2 million Americans are behind bars on any given day; 2) With 4.4% of the world’s population, the US incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners; 3) One-third of them have not been convicted of the crime for which they’re being held. Pretrial Detention: That’s right: […]
Lately, most divorces I see include allegations that “my husband is a sex addict.” Yes, “most.” Sex addition is not a recognized disorder by the psychological community. The fifth edition of the standard text reference regarding mental disorders, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM V, does not include “sex addiction.” However, an […]
There is no legal mechanism for making one parent be nice to another or even to be a good parent, as if we could agree on what that means
Here’s why the most “aggressive” lawyer isn’t necessarily “good” . . . for the client. Mark and Melinda: Mark and Melinda were married for seven years. They have no children. Mark made a good, six-figure income. Melinda worked for about $20.00 / hour but was working on her education. They were divorcing, and Mark hired […]
When it comes to custody, parents can choose between traditional designations and more flexible parenting plans.