San Diego Mediation: Mediation with Family Court Services Versus a Private Mediator

Hossein Berenji, Feb 08, 2021

If you have a child custody or parenting time dispute and have been ordered to mediation, you may want to know about mediation with Family Court Services versus a private mediator.  Our experienced family law attorneys at Berenji & Associates have put together this guide to give you information about mediation in San Diego child […]

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Do Grandparents Have Rights in California?

Carlos Arellano, Jan 10, 2021

Family situations get complicated. Sometimes, parents may choose to withhold grandchildren from their grandparents. Painful emotions like resentment and disappointment strain interfamily relationships. Maybe you used to see your grandchildren every day or once a week. Now, you don’t see them at all. It makes sense for grandparents to feel confused and wondering “Do grandparents […]

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What is a De Facto Parent? 

Hossein Berenji, Nov 29, 2020

One of the most contentious and challenging aspects of any family law case is determining custody of the children. California family law judges operate under the principle that joint custody is in the best interest of minor children. Obviously, there are exceptions to this rule. If one or both of the parents of the child […]

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How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case

Hossein Berenji, Sep 30, 2020

Requesting a drug test can be a particularly useful piece of ammunition in a child custody case, especially if you are seeking full, rather than joint custody. If you know that your former partner is using drugs that could put your child in harm’s way, requesting a drug test can ensure your child stays in […]

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How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child?

Hossein Berenji, Aug 12, 2020

It was common for judges to give preference to a mother in divorce cases, especially when the children were young. The “Tender Years Doctrine” favored mothers as the primary caregiver based on outdated general roles. Most states, including California, have stopped using this legal principle. Today, a parent’s gender is not a factor in custody […]

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