Parental Rights

Sep.23.2021

The 1 thing divorced co-parents need: a tie-breaker

By Kate Kovats If you have kids and you’re getting divorced or are already are split up and co-parenting, you need a tie-breaker. Even if you never need to break a tie, you should have a plan for what happens...

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Jul.9.2021

What in the world does Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck have to do with divorce?

By Tonya Graser Smith Divorce and rumors – unfortunately – go hand in hand. There’s a famous tall tale of how Two-Buck Chuck wine, sold at Trader Joe’s, came to be priced so low. The story goes that Charles Shaw,...

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Jun.16.2021

Lesson from my most memorable case: Being a parent is hard work, and it is ‘heart’ work

By Tonya Graser Smith With Father’s Day approaching I’ve been reflecting on my most memorable case. It was years ago, but it has stuck with me. And I guess it’s because it was the first time in my career I...

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Sep.10.2019

In Divorce, the Grandparents Have Rights

By Tonya Graser Smith I want to talk about grandparents. We honored them on Sunday with Grandparents Day – and with good reason. Grandparents are special. Growing up I’ll never forget the 1:1 time I had with my grandparents during...

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Jun.12.2019

Who Really Knows Best? Mom? Dad?

By Tonya Graser Smith Who knows best? Mom or Dad? Last month we celebrated moms with Mother’s Day, and now it’s time to honor dads with Father’s Day. Of course, we hold Mom and Dad in high esteem all year...

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