Is My Ex-Spouse Allowed to Take Our Child Out of the Country?
Divorces can be complex and emotional processes. Even the most amicable separations can grow contentious. This process becomes even more delicate when children are involved. When a court establishes a custody arrangement following a divorce, it may create specific rules for traveling internationally with the children. These rules may apply to long-term relocation and short […]More
The Different Types of Child Custody, Explained
Ideally, you may have planned to stay with your spouse for life when marrying them. However, for very justifiable reasons, it can sometimes be necessary to end a marriage. In fact, approximately 50% of all American marriages end in divorce. If a couple getting a divorce has children together, they may both wish to have […]More
5 Factors That Affect Child Custody Decisions
Child custody cases are some of the most emotional and hard-fought battles in family court. In most cases, each parent believes they are doing what’s best for the child. But, unfortunately, in a few cases, children are used as leverage and weapons by a vindictive spouse. Family courts in California always place the child’s best […]More
What Factors Do Family Courts Use to Decide if a Parent is Unfit?
In most cases, the court prefers to award joint custody because children benefit from spending as much time with each parent as possible. When parents can work together to develop a parenting plan that benefits the entire family, the parents and the children are generally happier with the situation. However, what happens when one parent […]More
How Can I Prove Parental Alienation?
A parent may cause long-term harm to their child by manipulating or disrupting their relationship with their other parent. Children benefit from close, loving relationships with both parents. Absent abuse or another legitimate reason for restricting a parent’s access to their child, California courts prefer joint parenting plans that ensure both parents play active roles […]More