Due process requires that each party in a legal proceeding have notice of any claims asserted against them. Service by publication is a method of serving someone through publishing an ad in a local newspaper when their location cannot be found.
As the holidays approach, it is important to think about parenting time with your children. Children have a lot of memories and expectations that go along with holidays, and when parents separate or divorce the children can have great anxiety that their holidays will no longer be any fun.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy
Assuming you have a court order outlining a visitation schedule, it can be incredibly painful when your ex denies you that time with your children. This is particularly true when it becomes a regular occurrence. If you are in this situation, you may be wondering exactly what you can do.
When making a custody determination, the law requires the court to decide based on what is in the best interest of the children. The court doesn’t really care what the father wants to see happen, and the court doesn’t really care what the mother wants to see happen. Instead, what matters is what is best for the children, regardless of the parents’ desires.