Every year in America, approximately 250,000 children are the victims of parental abduction. While "abduction" sounds frighteningly close to "kidnapping" and makes most of us recoil in horror, many of the parents involved are sincerely trying to do what they believe is best.
It has been said that hindsight is 20/20. And yet, one cannot fully understand life experience until related experience has been lived. There is therefore no way to benefit from hindsight until it is achieved. This can be a maddening reality. After all, it would seemingly make life so much easier if one could benefit from wisdom one attains by experience before one weathers the experience necessary to attain wisdom.
Licensed attorneys are professionals. Each of these individuals has been extensively trained in federal law and in the state law for whichever state he or she is licensed in. In addition, most attorneys receive education on numerous client-related matters that are not strictly legal, but which do tend to affect the outcome of cases. For example, attorneys who handle divorce matters are often taught to look between the lines of the stories their clients tell.
When couples decide to divorce, the first questions that go through their head as they relate to property division are often "who gets the house?" or "who gets the car?"