When Are Drug Tests Used in Los Angeles Child Custody Cases?
Substance abuse is a serious health problem in the United States. Unfortunately, drug use impacts all areas of the population, including parents. If a parent has a substance abuse problem, it is essential for the court to address the issue during a child custody case. California Family Court Code §3011 requires judges to consider a […]More
Tips for Fighting Parental Alienation
Divorce is a complicated issue, but it becomes even more difficult when children are involved. In the perfect scenario, children would maintain healthy relationships with both parents, making the separation and adjustment to living apart as seamless as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are times when a child refuses to see […]More
How Does Child Custody Work After the Death of a Parent or Guardian in California?
The death of a parent or guardian can be devastating for a child. In most cases, stability and continuity are in the child’s best interests. For that reason, it is presumed that the child’s other biological parent will assume sole custody after the death of a parent or guardian in California. California Family Code §3010(b) […]More
What Happens During an Emergency Child Custody Hearing?
An emergency child custody hearing is a legal proceeding initiated when a child’s safety or well-being is believed to be at risk. This type of hearing can be necessary for a variety of situations, such as when one parent has been abusive or neglectful, has become incapacitated, or has been otherwise unable to care for […]More
Can I Modify My Child Custody Arrangement Without Going to Court?
Depending on the terms of your child custody arrangement, you may be able to modify it without going to court. In some cases, both parents can agree to the change and submit a written agreement to the court. If your situation is more complicated or you can’t agree with the other parent, you may need […]More