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 The “Tender Years Doctrine” favored mothers as the primary caregiver based on outdated general roles.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 […]


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are Co-Parenting After Custody Battle

Hossein Berenji, Jul 19, 2020

It appears that after a long and tense custody battle, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are learning how to co-parent their six children. Several news and entertainment sources, including People, are reporting that the couple and their children have had a lot of family therapy. However, the work has paid off because the couple is […]


Requesting a Psychological Evaluation in a Child Custody Case

Hossein Berenji, Jun 18, 2020

Generally speaking, it is best for all family members when parents can negotiate a mutually agreeable parenting plan. However, even when parents propose a custody plan to the court, the court has the power to revise that plan based on the best interests of the child. A child’s best interest is the overriding concern when […]


Requesting a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case

Hossein Berenji, Feb 20, 2020

Divorce and custody disputes can bring out the worst in people. It can also be a catalyst for mental health issues like anxiety and depression. It can complicate custody when one parent is struggling with psychological issues that could impact how they care for their child. In any custody case, courts make decisions based on […]


How to Keep Your Kids During a Divorce

Hossein Berenji, Sep 26, 2019

One of the most emotional parts of a divorce involves the custody of your children. While there was a time when the law favored mothers in a custody battle, the tendency for the courts today is to issue some form of joint custody. The courts have held that it is typically in the best interest […]