Why I selected household regulation over enterprise regulation | Black Writers Week
The most shocking and impressive moment in my evolving desire to become a family lawyer was when I witnessed two parents struggle with addiction and end their parental rights due to substance abuse. Everyone in the room was crying. At that moment, I made a commitment to never again terminate parental rights (TPR) and to become a family lawyer.
After leaving the ivory tower of law school and making a brief stop at American corporations, I entered the world of domestic litigation. This was one place I’ve done good, but the overwhelming stench of selfish lawyers trying to improve their financial results, judges with too many cases to really care, and misguided clients focused on winning , made me rethink my career choice.
In one case, I had a first class case, but the opposing attorney didn’t want to settle the case because he would make more money if the settlement were postponed until the day of the trial. The unnecessary stress and fear for just one extra coin was daunting. For example, a judge in the chambers told me that no matter what the evidence shows, he would only allow access to children every 2nd, 4th and 5th weekend.
So there I was, a former family lawyer with a desire to add value to families, but struggled to navigate a system where there were thousands of filings in one jurisdiction in a year, overloading the system and no longer in is able to provide assistance. Perspectives and advice for families in conflict. What I learned in law school and as a trainee lawyer was the exact opposite of what a domestic litigation really is.
That’s why I started Biadvo to really help parents stand up for the well-being of their children. The name stands for Best Interest (Bi) and Advocacy (Advo). It is an online platform with free resources as well as paid resource options. Essentially, it’s like LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer for co-parents. Once done, you can take your joint parenting agreement to any court for a custody, access, and support order for the child, or you can use it to change an existing one. The worksheet is the blueprint for you to create your mutual parenting agreement.