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Child Custody Archives

What is supervised visitation?

When the parents of a child go through a divorce they often must establish the rules governing each parent's time with their child. Family law courts throughout California can help parents establish these rules and may even issue orders related to custody matters. As prior blog posts on this site have mentioned, child custody may encompass the legal and physical control of a child. An important part of physical custody is visitation for non-custodial parents and visitation may be mandated and ordered in a child custody case.

Will you have visitation time with your kids during the holidays?

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now California families are finalizing their plans for the winter holiday season. Many will travel to be near loved ones while others will stay home and enjoy local festivities. Some individuals will find themselves alone during this special time of year despite their desire to be with individuals they love.

Weak child custody rules leads to alleged kidnapping claims

Most California parents who share their kids with former partners or spouses strictly follow their child custody schedules. Often times those schedules are mandated by family law courts and carry with them significant penalties when their terms are violated. While some parents like having specific guidelines governing their rights and visitation timetables with their kids, others prefer loose arrangements with more flexibility.

How does legal custody differ from physical child custody?

The term "child custody" is deceptively complex. Many Californians primarily associate child custody with where a child lives after his parents go through a divorce. However, custody entails much more than just where a child spends his time.

Do mothers and fathers always get equal child custody time?

Summer is here and many California families are enjoying the chance to take vacations. With children out of school some moms and dads are reducing their hours at work in order to spend valuable time with their kids. However, not all families are able to be together all of the time. Families that have gone through divorce may be splitting their time between the households of the two previously married parents.

Sperm donors and child custody in California

Assisted reproductive technology has opened up a world of legal issues for family law courts. While it has provided couples -- both heterosexual and same-sex -- the opportunity to become parents, it has also pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a parent. In many cases, the use of this technology has led to interesting child custody questions and disputes.

Creating a positive co-parent relationship following divorce

During a divorce, the proceedings can get heated. People are often divorcing because they can no longer be in a productive and happy relationship. They may wish that they never had to deal with their ex-spouse again. In some cases, once the divorce proceedings are over, California residents don't have a reason to be in each other's lives. They can move forward in completely separate directions.

The role Facebook can play in a divorce

The world of divorce and family law is always evolving, and with these developments has come improved processes and better divorces (a phrase that many people may seem like a myth). In a similar, albeit more rapid, way, the world of technology is always evolving. In the past few decades, we have made amazing strides with the public proliferation of the internet and the advent of the smartphone.

California woman accused of kidnapping her own children

After more than 18 months apart, two Los Angeles fathers have been reunited with their sons. The mother of both children became the focus of an international manhunt that required the coordinated efforts of the FBI, Interpol and local authorities in Europe. The legal custody battle began when she took the boys on an authorized visit to Central Europe during the summer of 2012 and failed to return.

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