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If we Share Joint Custody, Can Child Support be Determined?

If you share joint custody of your child with the other parent, you probably view this as having equal amounts of time with the child. However, you should be aware of the fact that state laws actually dictate whether or not you will receive child support, and how much you are entitled to. Even though… Continue reading →

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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 →

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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How Can I Get Joint Custody of my 1-year-old?

Her Mother Agrees Because she is Going Into the Military Joint custody is when parents who do not live together have equal say in making life decision for the child. Parents can have joint custody if they are divorced, separated, or not living together. If both parents agree to share custody of the child, then… Continue reading →

The Parent of my Child Moved Away and Cut off Contact; Can They Lose Their Rights?

A “move-away” occurs when the custodial parent moves the child far enough away that it disrupts the regular custodial arrangement. If your spouse moves away with your child, they will be required to file for new custody and visitation orders. Whether the child and parents move 10 miles way or 1,000, if it disrupts the… Continue reading →

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Child Custody Agreement

Child custody is probably the most important legal matter in a divorce.  If a couple heading for divorce cannot arrive at a good custody plan for their children, the court will do it for them. The court, under the California Family Code, assures the best interests of the children when determining which parent should have… Continue reading →

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Co-parenting can work for you

Even though divorce separates spouses, it should not end the parent-child relationship because children benefit from a positive influence of both parents – even after their marriage has ended. Today, in most cases, parents are awarded shared custody.  They are asked to come up with a feasible parenting plan – one that works for all… Continue reading →

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Fathers and custody disputes

Fathers sometimes get the raw end of the deal, especially when it concerns divorce and seeing his children. In most cases it is the mom who looks after the children, takes them to doctor appointments, to after-school activities, help with their homework.  She does the day-to-day activities with them.  The dad is out working so… Continue reading →

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A father’s rights

California courts do not show favoritism to a mother or father in child custody cases.  They look at who will have the best interest of the child and who will provide the best care.  The court takes into consideration the parent who can provide the most stable home environment, including school, and family support.  Courts… Continue reading →

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Divorce where there are children

When divorce hits a family with children, the lives of everyone concerned are turned upside down and inside out.  Children have no control over what is going to happen to their family. Day-to-day activities are changed; order in their lives no longer exists.  Even where they sleep could change.  They could be in a different… Continue reading →

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