Child Custody

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What Do Judges Look for in Child Custody Cases?

Divorce involves a variety of complex legal issues that become even more complicated when children are involved. Establishing a fair and respectful child custody arrangement is the only way to ensure you and your ex can agree on the amount of parenting time you will contribute after you decide to dissolve your marriage. Whether you …

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Does the Custodial Parent Get the Noncustodial Parent’s Stimulus Check?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic challenges for the American people since the virus emerged in the United States in early 2020. Forced lockdowns and business closures resulted in severe economic strain, and the United States government under former President Trump initiated a financial relief plan to assist struggling families across the US, …

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Limited Scope Representation in CA

Understanding Limited Scope Representation in CA Family Law

It is not uncommon for people facing family-related legal matters to wonder whether they need legal counsel to navigate these issues. Family law matters can vary greatly in terms of scope and impact. You could be facing an intense divorce that is bitterly contested and bound to involve highly complex and sensitive issues, or you …

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The Surprising Positive Impact the Coronavirus Is Having on Co-Parenting

The ongoing health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has sent many aspects of American life spiraling into uncertainty. Many families are still adjusting to working from home, limiting social interaction, and relying on digital communication to stay in touch with the people in their lives. Industries have evolved seemingly overnight and public entities like …

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Determining child custody during the holiday season

California residents may have different experiences during the holiday season. For some, it may represent a time of fun with friends and family members. For others, however, it can represent a time of stress and drama. Those who have been divorced may have the additional challenge of figuring out what to do with the children. …

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Tips for planning a co-parenting plan that works

California parents of minor children must develop a custody or visitation arrangement as part of a divorce. Long-term thinking is essential when negotiating this agreement. Careful consideration of each parent’s work schedule and the children’s school and extracurricular activities could help a person avoid agreeing to a schedule that proves unworkable and results in going …

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Shared custody benefits well-being of children

Courts guided by old attitudes about children needing to be solely with their mothers continue to grant women full physical custody of children in over 80 percent of custody disputes decided by judges. Researchers, however, have identified shared custody as the ideal, and parents in California facing the possibility of a legal battle over their …

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Parents and experts increasingly lean toward joint custody

The best interests of children in California are generally represented by shared parenting and joint physical custody when their parents divorce, according to a growing body of research and expert opinion on child development. Such an arrangement can help to ensure that the parents have roughly an equal amount time with their children on an …

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Nesting as an alternative child custody arrangement

Although a divorce can be difficult for California parents, the process can also be very hard for the children. especially if there are many changes to their family suddenly occurring. In the past, the children usually remained with their mother and saw their father every weekend or every other weekend. However, some alternative child custody …

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The benefits of co-parenting and parenting rules

Negotiations over delicate matters like asset division and alimony often become heated when couples in California and around the country choose to end their marriages, but cooler heads usually prevail even in the most acrimonious of divorces when the issues being discussed are child custody and visitation. Divorced parents who agree on very little will …

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Star may represent self in upcoming custody proceedings

Tyrese fans in California who have been following the celebrity’s posts on social media may want to know more about the status of his child custody case. According to one entertainment news outlet, media posted to Instagram concerning the situation have led some followers to question the artist’s mental health and the state of his …

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