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Terminating Parental Rights in California

The decision to terminate a person’s parental rights is one of the most serious that a family court can make. Whether your rights are being threatened or you need the court to remove the other parent’s rights, you will need excellent support during this time. In addition to your […]

What Does Best Interest of the Child Mean in California?

In California, as in many jurisdictions, courts are supposed to make judgments based on a legal standard called the “best interest of the child.” While this is certainly a noble pursuit, it’s also vague and open to interpretation. This standard has a couple of guiding principles that has to be […]

The 730 Child Custody Evaluation in California

California family courts strive to decide in the best interest of the child when custody issues arise. However, it can be difficult for a judge to know what’s in the child’s best interest from the brief interactions they have with the family. A process known as a 730 evaluation […]

How to Get Full Child Custody in California

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. And in the middle of a child custody battle, having full custody of your child may feel like the best thing for your little one. However, the courts don’t always agree. Getting a divorce with children is always hard as […]

Parental Alienation and Child Custody in California

Divorce and the circumstances leading up to it can cause a lot of animosity between parents. Even still, the court expects parents to cooperate and work together to co-parent when they are no longer married. Sometimes, usually for selfish reasons, one parent will try to turn the children away […]

International Child Custody and California Divorce

International marriages are on the rise, thanks to the global nature of society, technological advances in communication, and the decreased costs of international travel. Unfortunately, international marriages are just as likely to fail as those within the United States, leaving complex issues in their wake. Child custody can be one […]

How to Fight a California Ex Parte Child Custody Order

Child custody battles frequently have parents concerned for the well being of their children.  California family law courts won’t modify an existing child custody order or create a new one just because of a parent’s opinion. In order to be granted an ex parte or emergency custody change, a […]

Emergency Child Custody Orders in California

Are you concerned about the physical safety of your children? Our Los Angeles family law attorneys can help you take the right steps to make sure they are protected. We understand your child’s safety is an urgent matter, but you have to follow the proper legal process. Many parents panic […]

Physical vs. Legal Child Custody in California

In Los Angeles County California family law courts, parents have to create a parenting time and visitation plan for their children when they make the decision to separate or divorce. Parents should make every effort to negotiate this type of critical plan themselves before they take the child custody […]

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