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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 →

How to Include the Children in a Summer Coparenting Plan

As we all know, children do best with routine and structure in their lives. Sometimes, with a court-ordered custody plan, children miss out on vital time around the year with one parent. This is why, during the summer months, it is imperative that children get to spend time with both of their parents to maintain… 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 →

How Viable are Cohabitation Agreements? Are They for me?

Marriage is a legal contract between two people and, for people who do not want this option, cohabitation agreements exist. Unmarried couples need the same option to be able to create a contract amongst themselves that will define rights and obligations that each partner owes to one another. These contracts help you understand one another… Continue reading →

Is There Any Way That I Can Appeal a Custody Decision?

Child custody is an important issue to you and your family because you want what is best for your child in all circumstances. When you go to court and don’t receive the results you wanted, you may think that modification is the only option you have – however, such a thing exists as an appeal…. 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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Types of Child Abuse You May Find in Your Custody Case

When you are involved in a custody case and child abuse is at the center of it all, you may have many concerns about your child’s safety. There are many types of child abuse that we will discuss with you today to give you a better understanding of what you may witness in your case… Continue reading →

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Making Your Counterclaim When You Are Involved in a Divorce

If you are in the midst of divorce, your spouse may have served you with divorce papers. The worse thing that you can do is to never respond. By not responding, you are basically telling the judge to grant your spouse everything they asked for in the complaint for divorce. A counterclaim to this complaint… 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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When One Parent Won’t Agree to a Custody Order Change

If you are involved in a custody agreement, you probably already understand that this agreement is legally binding and both parents must share the child according to what is written on the agreement. If you want to change anything that appears on the order, you and your ex-spouse or partner have the freedom to do… Continue reading →

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