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Avoiding Competition in Coparenting and Planning the Best Summer

Summer vacation can sometimes be difficult to plan – now add in a divorce and you have one confusing summer. Some parents are unsure of where to turn when they are planning summer for the first time since their divorce. The season is supposed to be one of fun, relaxation, and excitement, so we will… 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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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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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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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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Custody Involving Parents From a Same-Sex Relationship

Over the past few years, custody disputes involving same-sex couples have become commonplace. Because of this, parental sexual orientation is now less of an influential factor when determining custody as it may have been years ago. However, some states are still facing barriers regarding custody and sexual orientation, and it can still become a determining… Continue reading →

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Is Mediation or Court a Better Option for Custody Matters?

Many people in the middle of a custody dispute believe that their only option is taking serious matters to court. However, you may have one other option that will help you in your time of need – mediation. Mediation is one of the best ways to come to terms on an agreement instead of going… Continue reading →

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How do You File to Modify a California Custody Order?

After your custody order has been formed, this does not mean that you can never change it again. There are many reasons that call for a modification, such as the needs of the parent or child changing. If two parents agree on changes, they can change their court order by using the agreement that they… Continue reading →

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How Both Child Support and Child Custody are Determined

Child custody and support are different things, but in some aspects they are also very similar because they both deal with the care of a child. When child custody is being determined, sometimes support will also become a prime factor. The court will take many aspects into consideration, but the biggest one is what is… Continue reading →

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