Episode 41 with Attorney Igor Bozic - "Juvenile Court - a former prosecutor explains"
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Marjie Nielsen, Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
3w ago
In this Episode 41 - recorded on January 19, 2024, Marjie, Barry and Kevin sit down with former prosecutor ('Assistant State's Attorney') Igor Bozic to talk about Juvenile Court -- and the RISKS that parents face in not maintaining a calm, steady atmosphere around their children at home. How does the Illinois child-protection agency (DCFS) begin focusing on you and your family?    Screaming, yelling, throwing things in the house.    Being overheard by neighbors.    Having your kids witness arguments between the adults.    Teachers, social workers, couns ..read more
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Episode 41 with Attorney Igor Bozic
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Marjie Nielsen, Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
1M ago
In this Episode 41 - recorded on January 19, 2024, Marjie, Barry and Kevin sit down with former prosecutor ('Assistant State's Attorney') Igor Bozic to talk about Juvenile Court -- and the RISKS that parents face in not maintaining a calm, steady atmosphere around their children at home. How does the Illinois child-protection agency (DCFS) begin focusing on you and your family?    Screaming, yelling, throwing things in the house.    Being overheard by neighbors.    Having your kids witness arguments between the adults.    Teachers, social workers, couns ..read more
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Episode 40 with Dr. Pascale Piron - "OVERthinking and UNDERthinking in family-law conflicts"
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
6M ago
In this Episode 40 - recorded on September 8, 2023, Marjie (our new co-host), Barry and Kevin sit down with: Doctor of Psychology Pascale Piron  https://emergepg.com/pascale-piron,  for a look behind the mental-health curtain.   Psychologist, therapist, counselor -- what's difference (other than cost?)  Can all of them do counseling?  testing?  evaluations?   Why therapy for kids is good, and how some parents try to sabotage it.   Why adults in litigation or family-law conflicts can greatly benefit from therapy.  And what about parents' fears tha ..read more
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Episode 39 - Answering some "Frequently Asked Questions"
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
7M ago
In this Episode 39 - recorded on July 20, 2023, Barry and Kevin answer some of the questions commonly asked of them by non-lawyers.   There are links included below, including "Illinois Legal Aid Online," for people who would like some online help in preparing legal documents.  While some of the questions and answers are specific to Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois, there are also some universal truths and principles that anyone should find useful, as they attempt to navigate a complicated court system.                     ..read more
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Episode 38 with Clare McMahon - "Best Ideas and Worst Ideas in Family Law"
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1y ago
Back from a summer break, Barry and Kevin are again ready to ruminate and pontificate on the practice of family law.  They are joined today by Chicago Attorney Clare McMahon from Hoffenberg & Block , who bravely wades into this wide-ranging discussion about the "Best Ideas and Worst Ideas in Family Law."   In this Episode 38 - recorded in early December, 2022, Clare, Barry and Kevin gather around the (virtual) table to debate and explain some basic family-law concepts, as well as more-complicated techniques and battle-proven strategies.  These three experienced attorneys pu ..read more
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Episode 34 with Kara Bekelya - "Abuse, Domestic Violence, Truth, Lies, Divorce and Children""
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
2y ago
SEE THE LINKS BELOW! Safety and freedom.  Who wouldn't want that?  But abusive partners, spouses and other family members can put the  safety and freedom of you and your children at risk.   No one should live in constant fear of physical or emotional harm.  Agencies, advocates and the legal system stand ready to help.     On the other hand, no one should lose his or her home, children or freedom due to misuse of the legal system or false allegations of abuse.   In this Episode 34, recorded on 12/8/2021, Barry, Kevin and guest Kara Bekelya, an exp ..read more
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Episode 33 PART TWO with Attorney Mark Broaddus - "Guardianship, parents, children, disabilities, power and money"
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
2y ago
Parents.  Children.  Money.  Power.  Control.  Disabled adults.   What could go wrong? This podcast is about "Guardianship."  It sounds like a blanket of comfort and protection.   "Guardianship."  The power to decide, for adults and children who can't.  Protection against bad decisions and wasted assets sounds good!  But having a guardian could mean the loss of control.   Can you imagine having another person make your medical decisions, sell your house or spend your money?   Who should have this awesome power? Sometimes ..read more
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Episode 33 PART ONE with Attorney Mark Broaddus - "Guardianship, parents, children, disabilities, power and money"
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
2y ago
Parents.  Children.  Money.  Power.  Control.  Disabled adults.   What could go wrong?  This podcast is about "Guardianship."  It sounds like a blanket of comfort and protection.   "Guardianship."  The power to decide, for adults and children who can't.  Protection against bad decisions and wasted assets sounds good!  But having a guardian could mean the loss of control.   Can you imagine having another person make your medical decisions, sell your house or spend your money?   Who should have this awesome power? Somet ..read more
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Episode 17 - In Camera Interviews of Children by Judges
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Chicago Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
2y ago
Custody!  Divorce!  Parenting time!  Money!  Disagreements over children!      SEE LINKS BELOW: "I want my child to speak directly to the Judge."  "Let's have the children tell their story directly to the Judge."  "Let the children have a voice -- the Judge should interview the children!"  Really!  Are you serious?  Have you thought this through? In this Episode 17, Attorney Kevin R. Johnson and Attorney Barry C. Boykin discuss, explain and disagree about "in camera interviews" -- one of the most-contentious issues in family law ..read more
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Episode 24 - Part ONE - with guest Marjie Nielsen - "Skeletons in the closet" - searching and using criminal information
Dynamite Divorce and Other Matters (DDOM)
by Custody and Divorce Attorneys Barry C. Boykin and Kevin R. Johnson
2y ago
Custody!  Divorce!  Parenting time!  Money!  Disagreements over children!    SEE THE LINKS BELOW! Do you suspect that a person has been arrested?  Convicted?  Required to register as a sex offender or violent criminal?  Is your ex's new boyfriend or girlfriend a risk to your children?  How about this "nice" person you just met?  Is there something more you should know?  How about your past troubles?  Are you destined to live with your mistakes forever? Did you know that a free website shows you names and pictures of everyone a ..read more
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