Entries by The Christie Law Firm

Back to School: Family Mediation Can Help Parents Resolve Disputes

The start of a new school year can be a time of great change for children and their families. Parents may need to make decisions about school choice, extracurricular activities, and transportation. If parents are separated or divorced, these decisions can be even more difficult, as they may need to work together to ensure that […]

DCF Investigation Process

When a report of neglect or child abuse is made, an investigation is initiated. An investigation will determine whether the child is being abused or neglected and if so, this can lead to take steps to protect the safety of the child.   But first, what is DCF?   The Department of Children and Families, otherwise known […]

Divorce and Custody Mediation

Mediation is when two parties work with a neutral third party, called a mediator. Their main purpose is to reach an agreement on a disputed issue. For divorce mediation, this is used to resolve issues regarding child custody, visitation, child support and property division.   Mediation is a voluntary mutual participation from both parties. The […]

Should You Sign Releases for DCF?

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is a government agency that is responsible for protecting children who are suspected of being abused or neglected. If DCF is investigating you for child abuse or neglect, they may ask you to sign releases so that they can access your medical records, your child’s school records, and […]