No one might have thought to ask the question posed above a few years ago. Marijuana use for medical conditions wasn’t legal in Rhode Island until 2006, so the answer would have been an easy yes. But even though the state’s has a medical marijuana law on the books, the answer is still not as…

If you and your spouse, or other parent of your children, are going through child custody, you will want to create an effective parenting plan. Emotions are generally flared during a divorce and parties may not be on their “best behavior.” Robotically going through the motions of a custody plan for the sake of creating…

Shared custody may be fair, but it’s emotionally trying. You know that your ex deserves some time with the kids, but you don’t know what to do with yourself when they spend the week at his or her house. Your home just feels so empty. It’s a common complaint from divorced parents. Below are a…

While a divorce can be very difficult for the adults, it can cause problems for any children in the mix. The psychological effects of child custody on children can be significant. Understanding what impacts the different types of custody have on children can help you create a parenting plan that works best for your children….

Could you lose custody of your children over a drinking problem? If you’re in the middle of a divorce or are already divorce but have shared physical custody, alcohol addiction can become a significant issue in court. Judges are expected to address every custody issue the same way — by asking what is in the…

When a couple with children divorces or separates, child-custody evaluations are performed in order to find what experts believe are the best living, time-sharing and decision-making arrangements for the child. However, according to one psychologist, these evaluations may be doing more harm than good. Why is this? Here are a few of the doctor’s reasons:…

There’s no easy way to address the issue of child custody when you’re going through a divorce. As parents, you’re no longer going to live together and your children can’t be in two places at once. Unless one parent has exclusive physical custody of the children, which is extremely rare in today’s world and not…

There are a number of child custody mistakes that can have a detrimental effect on the parents seeking custody or on the children. Many of the mistakes amount to little more than common sense, meaning that if the parents would not act as frequently on their emotions, they may find the outcome could be more…

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