Posts Tagged ‘Visitation’

Can a Child Make a Decision to Stop Visitation Altogether?

When your divorce is complete and you have a visitation plan set in place for your child or children, you may think that everything will go smoothly. But have you considered the fact that your child may not want to visit every time they are scheduled to do so? Today we share your rights as… Continue reading →

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Do we Need Court if we Agree on Custody Terms?

In the eyes of the court, it is always a good thing when two parents are able to agree on what works for their children. This is why, when two parents are separating or thinking about separation, the courts encourage them to come to reasonable agreements that allow for specific parenting time and decision-making. It… Continue reading →

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When am I Allowed to Deny Visitation Rights by the Other Parent?

If you have no custody order in place, usually anything is fair game. However, once that order is in place and instructing you on where your child goes at any given time, it is important to abide by what appears within. If your ex has a scheduled visitation with the child and you deny this… 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 →

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 →

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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When a Parent Isn’t Following the Visitation Schedule

If you have been through the court system once, you want to believe that your schedule will work out for both you and your ex-spouse. But what happens when one parent does not follow the visitation schedule you two agreed to? If you are the custodial parent, you are probably already aware that it is… Continue reading →

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Gaining Custody of a Child When You Are Not the Parent

Gaining custody of a child that is not biologically yours is a difficult way to obtain custody, as you will need a lot of proof that the child may be endangered if it is not granted. In many cases, you must follow court procedures and provide proof that the child will be harmed if custody… Continue reading →

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Custody Determinations: What Happens if the Other Parent is Deceased?

If your ex-spouse has recently passed away, you and your children may be feeling very distraught, confused, and hopeless. What happens in cases where your ex-spouse had custody of your child or children and you wonder what will happen to them now? The courts will always look out for the best interest of the child… Continue reading →

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