Well, another year has passed. I was reflecting to a client this week how much initial custody determinations have changed since I first started practicing 28 years ago. Back then, it was a given that if you had a stay-at-home Mom (and it was always the Mom) her getting primary custody and temporary use of the house was a given. Not so much the case now. Not that the norm has flip flopped or anything, but the result is determined by the judge who is hearing your case. And these days, the value system and beliefs of the various judges regarding this important issue vary widely. It is important to hire an attorney who practices regularly in the county where your case is. Part of what you are purchasing is a sort of "institutional" knowledge, not purely knowledge of the laws.
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Diane M. Wanger