Child Custody & Visitation

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

By |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00October 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 |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00September 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 |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00August 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

Technology that Really Helps with Co-parenting

By |2018-09-19T02:01:26-07:00September 19th, 2018|Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting|

Our Family Wizard Technology that Really Helps with Co-parenting Many couples today are deciding on a co-parenting agreement, where each parent maintains shared responsibility for the child's upbringing. Co-parenting enables parents to have somewhat equal influence in the child’s life. A co-parenting arrangement can be challenging, however, especially when parents live busy time-pressured lives, or

In a Divorce, Who Gets the Embryos?

By |2018-08-21T00:41:28-07:00August 21st, 2018|Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Paternity|

In a Divorce, Who Gets the Embryos? A divorce can be complicated, especially when children are involved. It can become even more complicated when a child is planned, but has not yet been born. Couples sometimes choose to create embryos (fertilized eggs) through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for many reasons, with treatment for current fertility

Did You Know: A Child in California can have More Than Two Parents?

By |2018-03-27T16:24:48-07:00April 12th, 2017|Child Custody & Visitation, Family Law|

On behalf of Law Office of Christina Sherman posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. In 2013, the California Legislature enacted S.B. 274, ended long-established legal precedent that children in California could have only two legal parents. This law was a reaction to the case In re M.C., in which a court refused to find a

Move Aways: What factors will the court look at?

By |2019-12-06T10:24:35-08:00February 9th, 2017|Child Custody & Visitation, Child Relocations, Contested|

By Christina Sherman of Law Office of Christina Sherman posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Move-aways, also called relocation cases, occur when one parent wants to relocate to another location with the children of a marriage or prior relationship. In the Bay Area, a relocation can be a short distance; Marin County to Contra Costa

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