Families throughout California are now preparing for the onset of summer. While kids may be excited to have some time outside of school, parents may be worrying about how they will keep their children occupied for the warm months of the year. For parents who share custody of their children with former partners and spouses, the summer season can present unique challenges to their existing custody and visitation arrangements.
Different trends seem to pass in and out of popularity when it comes to parenting and child-rearing. These trends can even influence how California parents believe their children's custody should be managed when those parents go through a divorce. Currently, some parents are major proponents of joint custody arrangements, which allow both parents to have physical and legal custody of their children.
Family courts throughout California make difficult determinations about the custody and visitation of children. Oftentimes their final orders leave parents struggling to cope with less than ideal parenting schedules, but ultimately courts establish physical and legal custody plans as well as visitation orders that meet the best interests of the children. When those carefully crafted orders are violated, parents who suffer due to the actions of others generally have rights.
The path to parenthood may look very different for California residents. Some may wait until after they are married in order to have children or adopt, while others may prefer to begin their families before they are wed. Whether the two parents to a child are married or not, each generally has rights to spend time with and to support the youth.
The Supreme Court of the United States may review cases that arise under a number of circumstances and there are a number of paths that California residents may follow to see their legal matters resolved in those chambers. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over matters that arise under the Constitution of the United States, that arise in conflicts between different states, that arise between parties who live in separate states and that arise from conflicts related to other scenarios. Recently, the Supreme Court reviewed a unique child custody matter that arose between two separate states and affected the rights of two same-sex parents.
Difficult family situations can arise when loved ones find themselves embroiled in arguments. All throughout Stockton, parents have battled with each other over issues that they feel are important to their families, and parents and children have argued over topics as minor as what to wear and as major as children's behavior.
In California, courts generally seek to allow parents to have custody of their own children. In some circumstances, both parents may share custody of their children. In other situations, only one parent may be granted custody of the children. When one parent has custody of his or her children, he or she is known as the custodial parent. The parent who is not granted custody of the children is known as the noncustodial parent.
When creating a child custody order, two Stockton parents may agree that they will transfer their child from parent to parent at 5 o'clock in the evening on their transfer days. However, if their order stipulates nothing else about the transfers, they may face confusion early on in their divorce. For example, where are the parents going to make the custody transfers? Is one parent going to do all of the driving, or are the parents going to take turns getting the child to and from the transfer spot?
In story that has made headlines all across the country, a website that promoted and facilitated affairs among married people was recently hacked and the information of some purported participants was made public. The affair-based social media site shines a painful light on one of the major factors that can drive married people apart: adultery. In California, only no-fault divorce is recognized as grounds for ending a marriage, but the factors that led to the breakdown of the marriage can be addressed when it comes to sorting out divorce-related details like property division and child custody.
Stockton children who split their time between the households of their parents can have very different child custody experiences. When the children's parents get along and live in the same community, the transition between house to house may be relatively peaceful. If their parents argue and push the limits of the custody determinations, the experience may be more stressful on the children.