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Custody and Visitation Schedule Guidelines in California

In California, the courts urge parents to conduct something known as a “custody or visitation agreement” or a parenting plan. These plans are a written agreement among parents on two major aspects of parenting schedules: time-sharing, and decision-making. This means that, with the help of these schedules, you will better understand when your child will… Continue reading →

Considering a Child’s Age When You Create a Parenting Plan

If you are going through a divorce, you probably already understand what a parenting plan is and how it works to create a schedule between you and your ex-spouse. When children are at their youngest, it is always a good idea to keep separation time from the mother and father as small as possible. The… Continue reading →

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Are There Limits on the Rights of Grandparents in California?

In California, grandparents may have rights when it comes to visitation or custody of a child. Under the state’s laws, a grandparent is permitted to ask the court for reasonable visits with a grandchild in their life. However, the court must first find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the child and grandparent, and… Continue reading →

Getting Custody as a California Mother: The Ins and Outs

In each state, you will find that the custody rights of a parent change drastically. On a historical level, many states agreed that mothers should always have custody, but in California the courts look at the health, safety, and welfare of the child. California Family Code Section 3011 states that judges evaluate several factors before… Continue reading →

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When a Parent Isn’t Following the Visitation Schedule

If you have been through the court system once, you want to believe that your schedule will work out for both you and your ex-spouse. But what happens when one parent does not follow the visitation schedule you two agreed to? If you are the custodial parent, you are probably already aware that it is… Continue reading →

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How the Court Determines Who Will Receive Child Custody

When custody disputes are a matter of concern, the court will always consider “the best interest of the child” to make their determinations. You have probably heard this many times before when considering child custody matters. Considerations by the Judge  The first thing that a judge will consider, of course, are factors that show that… Continue reading →

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What Are Some Reasons for Modifying a Custody Order?

When the courts decide custody matters, they will take many factors into consideration that revolve around the best interest of the child. However, over time many aspects of your order may change and you may wonder how you can fix this. You, as the parent, are able to request that the judge modify your custody… Continue reading →

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Things You Shouldn’t do When You Are in a Custody Battle

When you are in the middle of a divorce with custody issues appearing at the forefront of your problems, you may find that it is sometimes difficult to agree on certain matters. You may find yourself fuming while decisions are made or wondering if your child is being taken care of by the other parent…. Continue reading →

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Custody Determinations: What Happens if the Other Parent is Deceased?

If your ex-spouse has recently passed away, you and your children may be feeling very distraught, confused, and hopeless. What happens in cases where your ex-spouse had custody of your child or children and you wonder what will happen to them now? The courts will always look out for the best interest of the child… Continue reading →

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Handling Visitation When One Parent Lives Out of State

Because no family is the same, all visitation schedules could differ as well. Custody battles can be extremely emotional and you may find that it is difficult to perfectly tailor a custody schedule that works for you and your ex-spouse after divorce. When the courts help you determine your custody schedule, they will consider the… Continue reading →

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