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At What Age Can a Child Choose Custody in California?

For some parents, one of the most difficult aspects of the divorce process is child custody. Considering all the emotions involved, it’s understandable why parents may ask, “At what age ...
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Divorce & Deportation

Filing for divorce can be an incredibly challenging legal experience. Of course, this legal journey can become even more complicated if you’re in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. In most ...
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Balancing Joint Custody & Medical Decisions

In California, “joint legal custody” means that both parents have a say in any decisions relating to their child’s health, education, and general welfare. However, many parents ...
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Assembly Bill 1498: CA's New Child Support Evader Law

The court reviews several factors before allowing a divorce to proceed. Before spouses can part ways, the judge has a legal obligation to make sure their children will be properly cared for. The ...
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Balancing the "No Parent" & the "Fun Parent" After Your Divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is learning how to share custody with your ex. No one wants to be the “mean parent,” but what else can you do if your ex is acting ...
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Co-Parenting on Thanksgiving

Holidays can be incredibly difficult for the recently divorced, and Thanksgiving is no exception. In the past, you may have enjoyed cooking and eating a delicious turkey dinner with your spouse and ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce is an incredibly complicated legal process even for couples who amicably agree that it suits their best interests. In fact, many spouses underestimate how many decisions and complex ...
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How to Survive Father's Day as a Divorced Dad

Father’s Day is meant to celebrate the relationship between a father and his children. Unfortunately, this celebration becomes understandably difficult following a divorce. Life after divorce is ...
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When Can an Aunt or Uncle Petition for Custody?

In most circumstances, family law courts will do what they can to ensure children are raised by fit parents. During a divorce proceeding, for example, a judge will examine how each parent cares for ...
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Child Support for a Disabled Adult Child

Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, but for the parents of a disabled adult child, it can be even more complicated. Parents always have an obligation to provide financial support for their children ...
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How Might Remarriage Affect My Divorce Settlement?

When you or your ex-spouse remarry, some of the agreements from your divorce may change. After a divorce, especially one involving children, one party may have a financial duty to the other through ...
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Common Mistakes Dads Make During Divorce

In the past, courts were more likely to award primary custody to the mother rather than the father. But today, judges do not presume that the mother will be the primary caretaker. Rather, courts are ...
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Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

Child custody case outcomes can have a deep effect on a child’s future and the family’s dynamics. One small mistake could mean the difference between primary custody and supervised ...
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How to Balance Parenting Time & Visitation During the Summer Months

California requires divorcing parents to come up with a parenting plan, sometimes called a parenting agreement, to determine a basic routine for child custody and visitation schedules. Most parents ...
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Holiday Child Custody Plans

Bringing the entire family together for the holidays can be a tricky endeavor for anyone. Matters are sure to only get more complicated if you are divorced and share children with your ex-spouse, ...
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What Determines the "Best Interests of the Child?"

In child custody and visitation cases, couples are encouraged to reach an agreement on how the child will divide his/her time, with whom the child will live, and other issues regarding the child's ...
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