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How Can I Defend a Child Custody Modification Request?

A child custody order in a California divorce is not permanent. Until your child turns 18-years old, either parent could submit a petition to the family law court to modify the prior custody award. This includes a situation where the current child custody award was negotiated during the divorce settlement […]

Making False Allegations in Child Custody Cases

When a couple decides to get a divorce, they will normally have to reach several compromises during the divorce process. In some divorces involving children, this routine process will often turn into a heated emotional battle. In the California family court system, judges will always follow the rules of what […]

Can a Custodial Parent Move Away With Their Child?

Getting a divorce is difficult for the entire family, especially when children are involved. If your divorce has been finalized in California, you might be considering relocating with your child. However, it may not always be that easy as the court might decide that relocation is not in the best […]

Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Child Custody Case

Being a parent is normally one of the most rewarding experiences in your life, but it can also be extremely challenging. When parents decide to get a divorce, it often affects their relationship with their children, especially in a situation when there is a bitter and complex child custody […]

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 […]

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