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Father’s in Legal Terms

Each state is different in what they consider to be a father in legal terms. Most states follow the following definitions of what a father is by legal standards: Biological Father—The man that genetically fathered the child. He doesn’t have to have a relationship with the child and sometimes isn’t considered to be the legal… Continue reading →

Supervised Visitation in California

In the state of California, on some occasions a judge will order a parent has a visitation right with their child only during supervised visits. Under the premise of ensuring the child’s best interests, the court will order a neutral third party to observe the parent in these supervised visits. A court may be motivated… Continue reading →

Child Custody Relocation Laws

Sometimes, arranging a child custody situation that works for everyone can be precarious. So what do you do when you finally work out a child custody arrangement, and one parent needs to move far away? Such situations can result in a relocation dispute, if the noncustodial parent objects to the intended move based on how… Continue reading →

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What is Divorce Mediation? How Does It Work?

Divorce mediation is a way for a divorcing couple to make important decisions about their divorce with the help of a third party, the mediator. In mediation, you and your spouse work with the mediator to resolve issues regarding distribution of property, child custody, child support, retirement, taxes, and any other issues at hand. Mediation… Continue reading →

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What is Virtual Visitation and Why is it Important?

Virtual visitation is a new way for parents to meet with their children under child visitation laws. It allows a non-custodial parent to meet with their child through the use of internet technology, also called “e-visitation” or “e-access.” Virtual visitation refers to visitation by use of video-chat applications such as Skype, and can also include… Continue reading →

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Can I Deny my Ex-Spouse Visitation?

Denying visitation is a big issue among custodial parents. Often a parents believes they have justifiable rights for denying visitation to their ex-spouse, but the law prohibits it. Unless the court has granted a child custody modification for new visitation rights, you are not allowed to deny visitation. The courts frown upon making decisions like… Continue reading →

I have 50/50 custody of my son. His father does not want to release my son on the scheduled date. Can I file for contempt?

When a parent disrupts the custody rights of the other parent, it is called custodial interference. Custodial interference occurs when a parent refuses to release the child to the other parent, takes the child from the other parent, or otherwise intentionally interferes with the other parents rightful physical custody. Custodial interference can also occur when… Continue reading →

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What is a deadbeat dad?

Both parents have an obligation to provide for their children, and that obligation does not cease to exist after a divorce. A deadbeat dad is a father who does not provide for a family that he was part of creating. It refers to a father who has been negligent in his parenting responsibilities – by… Continue reading →

Sharing Time With Your Children

Children know that their parents love and care for them, especially when their parents are just a hop, skip and a jump away from them. But what happens when the parents are divorced and the children no longer have both parents close by? Divorce means change. One parent has a new house. The rules have… Continue reading →

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Co-Parenting Doesn’t Have To Be Hostile

When it comes to co-parenting with your ex, are you experiencing the same conflicts over and over again? Even though you and your ex-spouse finally arrived at a co-parenting plan, it doesn’t seem to address the underlying dynamics about what really goes on beneath the surface of conflicts you had during and after the divorce…. Continue reading →

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