Child Custody & Visitation

7 Tips for “Winning” Child Custody in Family Court

By |2020-07-23T10:55:15-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Parenting Plan|

7 Tips for Winning Child Custody in Family Court In the state of California, any parent who files a motion to establish or modify child custody or visitation must go to Family Court Services before a judge or commissioner will hear their case. The purpose of Family Court Services is to help the

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments

By |2020-05-04T21:18:01-07:00May 4th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support|

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments A parent can retroactively get credit for child support payments they paid to an ex-spouse who no longer takes care of their child through Jackson Credits When couples with children go through divorce or otherwise separate, they must establish a plan with the

COVID-19 – Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody

By |2020-04-28T17:26:00-07:00March 19th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Covid-19|

COVID-19 - Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody Sharing your children during even normal times is often stressful for divorced and separated parents. Under the current conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, child sharing is bound to create even more stress and concern. The key to weathering this storm, I believe, calls for

Helping Your Kids Through the Anxiety of Coronavirus

By |2020-04-28T17:26:01-07:00March 13th, 2020|Child Custody & Visitation, Co-Parenting, Covid-19, Parenting Plan|

Helping Your Kids Through the Anxiety of Coronavirus With coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and on just about everyone’s minds these days, it’s only natural for children to feel anxious. They may be worrying that they or members of their family may become ill. They may be concerned that their school will need

Sharing your children with your ex-spouse or partner over the holidays?

By |2019-12-06T16:28:04-08:00December 6th, 2019|Child Custody & Visitation, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan|

Sharing your children with your ex-spouse or partner over the holidays? Like many parents, you may be sharing your children with your ex-spouse or partner over the Holidays. Hopefully, you have a Parenting Plan in place to guide both of you regarding how much time you each get with your children, on which

What Is a Parenting Plan and Why Is It So Important?

By |2020-07-20T18:17:25-07:00October 21st, 2019|Child Custody, Child Custody & Visitation, Co-Parenting, Contested, Parenting Plan, Uncontested|

What Is a Parenting Plan and Why Is It So Important? A Parenting Plan or Parenting Agreement is a written agreement between parents outlining how they will raise their children after they separate or divorce. A Parenting Plan should filed with the court, and some of the agreements parents make are legally enforceable,

Don’t Have a Holiday Visitation Schedule for Your Children?

By |2019-12-06T16:28:04-08:00October 4th, 2019|Child Custody & Visitation, Co-Parenting, Contested, Parenting Plan|

Don’t Have a Holiday Visitation Schedule for Your Children? If a separating couple has children, their Parenting Plan states each parent’s rights and obligations concerning child custody, parenting time and visitation. Visitation rights include how much time each parent will normally be able to spend with their children on a regular basis. Oftentimes,

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do?

By |2020-07-20T18:17:06-07:00September 24th, 2019|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Contested, Parenting Plan|

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do? When parents separate, the court wants them to have a plan in place to show how their children will be cared for. Called a Parenting Plan, it is a legal document indicating the agreements and arrangements the parents will follow in raising

We Aren’t Married – What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up?

By |2020-03-18T17:22:54-07:00August 5th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan, Paternity|

We Are Not Married - What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up? As attorneys, we are seeing this situation more and more often, especially among younger parents: They fall in love, decide to have a baby together and then somewhere along the way, they become disenchanted with their lives. One or both of

Parental Substance Abuse, Its Affect on Children and Child Custody

By |2020-01-13T18:04:31-08:00March 13th, 2019|Child Custody & Visitation, Contested|

Substance Abuse, Its Affect on Children and Child Custody Issues of substance abuse by a parent can have serious implications regarding child custody and parenting time. In California, if one parent alleges that the other has harmed or can potentially harm their child or children due to substance abuse, he or she can petition