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How You Can Add Flexibility to Your Parenting Plan

Flexibility is one of the most important tactics to use in your life, from planning your own schedule to planning events at work. It is also important to remember flexibility when you are coming up with the perfect parenting plan for your children, as parents tend to do during the summer months. The problem lies… Continue reading →

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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 →

Rights of a Parent Who Remains Absent After Divorce

Many people think that, just because a parent is absent, they no longer have parental rights. However, this could not be farther from the truth because all biological parents have a fundamental right to parent their children. This means that, if you are a biological parent, you have the right to make legal and medical… Continue reading →

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Paternity and the Various Types of Fathers in a Custody Situation

If there is no agreement between you and the father of your child, you or the father will have to bring a paternity suit to identify the father of your child. In many cases, paternity suits are used as a way to establish financial responsibility or gain visitation rights between parents. Biological Fathers: The Only… Continue reading →

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The Importance of Establishing Parentage for California Parents

Parentage cases, also known as paternity cases, are when the court orders who the legal parents of the child are. When both parents are married to one another when the child is born, there is usually no question of who the father is; however, for unmarried parents, parentage must be established legally. In many cases,… Continue reading →

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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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What You Should Know About Temporary Custody Orders

Many court-related decisions take months or even years to settle when you are in the midst of a divorce. When couples separate, something known as a temporary order is created by the family courts at the time of a hearing over various issues, including child custody. The courts prefer that a family try to come… Continue reading →

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Options That Unmarried Parents Have in Determining Custody

When it comes to child custody, unmarried parents face many of the same challenges that married parents do. Depending on whether you are the mother or father of the child, the child custody laws will differ. Take, for instance, the following: Mothers: When a mother is unmarried and in the midst of a custody battle,… 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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