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Who Gets Custody When Parents Aren’t Married?

Parents aren’t always married when they have a child. Sometimes getting pregnant is enough to motivate a couple to tie the knot. Other times, marriage is never in the cards. Discussions about custody can be more challenging when parents aren’t … Continued

Three Ways to Protect Your Kids During a Divorce

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce more than two years ago. She and Brad Pitt are still trying to finalize the terms of their split. In November, the pair finally found common ground and were able to reach a child custody … Continued

Can Language Fluency Affect Your Child Custody Case?

Should the language you speak have any bearing on your right to have custody of your children? Does your native tongue affect your ability to raise, support, or otherwise take care of your family? Can the fact that you speak … Continued

Child Custody During the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and other winter celebrations will be here before we know it. For many, the holidays are an occasion to relax and spend time with the ones we love most. However, this … Continued

Temporary Custody Arrangements During Your Divorce

Divorce is never easy. It can be even more difficult when there are young children involved. One important aspect of a divorce is figuring out child custody arrangements. If you are separated from your spouse and living apart, you will … Continued

Drug Testing in Los Angeles Child Custody Cases

Drug and alcohol abuse is one of the leading causes of divorce in Los Angeles. If your spouse’s drug abuse has led you to the important decision to get a divorce it is important to contact a Los Angeles family … Continued

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?

When parents are in the middle of a contentious child custody battle the situation can be tense. In some cases, a child custody battle can escalate to the point where one parent decides to physically take the child without the … Continued

California Affords Custody Protections to Military Parents

Each year, thousands of men and women in the military are deployed to serve the country. These deployments can be hard enough without the added stresses of custody and divorce battles. Unfortunately, these are realities many of our servicemen and … Continued

Emancipation in Los Angeles

If you are below the age of majority (18 years of age), you are under the control and responsibility of your parents. Hence, your parents must provide you with the essentials: food, water, shelter, et cetera. In addition, your parents … Continued

Serving as a Legal Guardian in California

Serving as a legal guardian for a child can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Despite the positive experiences that can come from serving as a guardian, there are also many responsibilities involved. In California, a legal guardian is anyone who … Continued

Family Law Issues with an Incarcerated Spouse or Parent

From the famous Alcatraz to the notorious San Quentin prison, prisons in California have had a substantial place in California’s culture, and a serious role in the lives of many of California’s residents. As of last week, there were 179,612 … Continued

Changes to California’s Foster Care System

There are some significant changes coming to California’s foster care system. In 2017 California’s foster care homes will be shutting down, or at a minimum changing because of legislation passed in September of last year. The bill seeks to improve … Continued

Social Media’s Impact on Family Court Proceedings

According to some studies five new Facebook profiles are generated every second and nearly 6,000 tweets are sent out per second. In a number that has almost certainly increased since the study’s release, a 2011 research study indicated that there … Continued

Child Custody and the Indian Child Welfare Act

In recent weeks, California has exploded with news stories about a small child named Lexi. Lexi, at first review, is much like any other kindergarten student. She loves playing in her yard, horses, and drawing. However, unlike many other children … Continued

When Child Custody Goes International

Conflicts over child custody in a divorce are hard enough when the parties live near each other. When the separating spouses live primarily in two different countries, however, things can become much more complicated in a hurry. If you need … Continued

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