“In the world of family law, no issue presents more difficulties, nor is more convoluted, with mixed “best interests” goals, or is more legally expensive, than disputes over legal custody of minor children. Coupling the dispute with the parents, adolescent children either caught in the middle or expressing their own preferences—for whatever reason—other professionals who are weighing in on mental health issues, and at times attorneys for the children—all lead to frenetic if not chaotic issues for both attorneys and the court. Hubbard’s book, Getting Past Ugly: Understanding Custody Disputes and Evaluations provides a direction or beacon for a parent to sort through and juggle the competing concerns and issues presenting in their custody dispute. I can enthusiastically recommend this book as an aid to the parent or practitioner seeking to understand this world, if not make some sense of the process.”

John C. Moore, Attorney
Moore Law Group, PC