The Law Offices of Kevin Jensen - January 2022

Check for These Signs! Think Your Ex May Be Unfit to Parent?

Co-parenting isn’t an easy venture, but with open communication and trust, children who grow up in these relationships can build healthy, happy lives. However, some parents struggle letting their children be alone with their other parent. While this can be an emotional adjustment, in other circumstances, a parent may worry if the other is fit enough to care for and raise a child. If you’re concerned about your co-parent partner’s abilities to parent, you have a right to bring your concerns to the courts for greater protection. Before you begin, consider what the courts define as an unfit parent in Arizona. The Child’s Safety and Reactions Is your child scared to go over to their other parent’s house, or does their attitude change dramatically when transitioning to the other parent? This may be a sign that your child doesn’t feel safe in their other parent’s home. Watch for bruises and signs of neglect, and listen

to your child’s description of what they did at their other parent’s home. Use your instincts to determine just how safe your child feels in their other home. Your Ex’s Habits Everyone has their reasons for divorce, but your reasons may also make your ex an unfit parent. For example, if alcohol or substance abuse were problems in your marriage, this may be a sign that your ex is unable to parent well. ( Note: People in recovery can make great parents!) It can also be a bad sign if your ex struggles to maintain their personal and household hygiene. Look for signs of neglect both on them and their home for a clue as to how they may care for your child. Improper Concern Your ex may not be abusive, and they may take very good care of your child. But you do have a right to be concerned if you believe your child is being exposed to inappropriate things. For example, if your ex hosts a party with excessive drinking or drugs while your child is home, this can be very dangerous for your child — no matter how well-fed, clothed, and cared for they are. If any of these signs set off alarm bells in your head, call our team today at 480-632-7373. We can help you find a solution to protect your child.

Chicken With Lemon Herb Sauce


Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland with this citrusy chicken!


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1/3 cup and 2 tbsp olive oil, divided

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1/2 cup parsley, chopped

4 boneless chicken breasts

1/3 cup mint, chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1 lemon, for juice and zest

Directions 1.

Preheat oven to 450 F.

480.632.7373 In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. 3. Season chicken with salt and pepper if desired and sear it in the skillet for 3 minutes on each side. Bake chicken until its internal temperature is 165 F. 4. In a blender, add 1/3 cup olive oil, garlic, salt, parsley, mint, pepper, and lemon zest and juice and blend ingredients until coarsely mixed. 5. Top chicken with sauce and serve! 3 2. Inspired by

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