Do Working Moms Lose Child Custody in Divorces?

Not long after I graduated from college, I worked at a government agency. One of my co-workers was in the middle of a bitter divorce. Prior to the divorce, he stayed home caring for his two young sons. Once his wife left him, however, she filed for custody of the children. At the time, he did not contest the filing, as he did not want to upset his kids any more than they already were. However, he was clearly heartbroken and missed nurturing his children. ...more

It seems to me that the whole system is seriously flawed.  When judges order payments ...more

Mixed on Michael Jackson's Children Redux

Each day the media cloud over Michael Jackson's death mushrooms broader and wider with rumor, speculation, and tidbits of fact. Yesterday morning the big story was that Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, has been awarded guardianship of all three of his children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. aka Prince; Paris Michael Katherine; and Prince Michael Jackson II aka "Blanket." ...more

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Allison Quets and Her Battle For Her Children

Allison Quets is someone who has always played by the rules. A good student in high school, she managed to squeeze four years into three and graduate a year early. She went on to college, obtaining her bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook College and graduating with highest honors. She then completed a Master’s degree in Social Work. Allison worked as an academic advisor at Farmingdale State College, and it was there that she met and married K. Russell Kennedy. She then received her most recent degree, a Master’s in computer science. ...more

Please Not Again

Jolie's dad came & got her today. This has me worried. A couple weeks ago, his sister was supposed to bring her home from a trip to the beach. But instead she let Chris take her. When she didnt show up with Jolie, I called. Then I called Chris & he said he wasnt bringing her hom He wouldnt even tell me where she was. He works 2 jobs so I knew he was at work. I called his mom and she said Jolie was with her dad. He would tell me she was with his mom. I couldnt file charges because neither one of us has custody. I eventually went up to Martinsburg to file a custy order and get her. ...more

David's shoes

To this day, I cannot drive past the K-Mart near my house without feeling instantly sad and fighting tears. It's been 12 years, and even though I don't consciously think about it, just the sight of the building is enough to make me reach for my tissues. ...more

That memory was from something that happened more than ten years ago, and we have all invested a ...more