Visitation Schedules

Between school and work schedules, the modern family has a lot going on. As a result, even when both parents are qualified, it’s not always possible for California courts to split a child’s time fifty/fifty.  When this happens, the court will sometimes choose a primary residence for the child, and award the non-resident parent ample visitation.  Visitation comes in several …

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Intro to Visitation in California

Between school, play, chores, and extracurricular activities, kids are a busy bunch. Which means that when it comes to divorce, it can sometimes be tricky for California courts to divide a child’s time exactly equally between parents—even when both are evenly qualified.  That’s why, in California, it’s common for judges to assign one parent to be the child’s primary residence …

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Unmarried Parents in CA

Divorce and custody go together about as often as peanut butter and jelly. Hence, it’s easy to see why parental rights and marital rights sometimes get mixed up.  But—just like you don’t have to pair peanut butter with jelly—you also don’t have to be married to be a parent. Which is why parental rights are kept completely separate from the …

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Parental Rights

Between tantrums and teenagers, it’s sometimes hard for parents to feel like they have control over anything their child does. However, while there’s only so much you can do to change the tides of an adolescent mood swing, in the legal sphere, your role as your child’s protector and provider actually comes with a lot of rights.  These powers are …

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California Child Support

Divorce is complicated. Splitting a life into two parts is daunting enough all on its own, but—just like everything else in life—with children involved, things gets trickier. Between custody, and visitation schedules, there’s a lot to figure out when it comes to kids, and child support certainly isn’t cheap. If you’re a parent contemplating divorce, and you’re fairly sure that your kids …

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Joint Custody

Child custody refers to a parent’s authority to care for their child, and, during divorce, a judge can assign these powers between spouses as joint custody, or to only one parent in sole custody.  The division of such rights can be quite complicated, and couples should not try to resolve these matters on their own. Instead, families should work with …

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11 Common Questions About Joint Custody Schedules in California

If you’re like many people, you have plenty of questions about developing a joint custody schedule during or after divorce. Check out these joint custody schedule frequently asked questions to see if you can find an answer here – or, if you don’t see your question or need personalized legal advice, call us at 209-395-1605 to schedule a consultation with …

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The Adoption Process in California: The Basics

The adoption process in California varies based on the type of adoption you’re pursuing. For example, a stepparent who is adopting his or her spouse’s child will have to take different steps than a couple adopting a newborn will take – but generally, every adoption follows a similar course. Typically, the adoption process includes: Finding an adoption attorney Filling out …

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Parenting Time Agreements in California: The Basics

In California, parenting time agreements cover important information about: How much time a child will spend with each parent Information on how the parents will make decisions about important issues regarding the child Parents can share time with the kids, or the court could award physical custody to only one parent. A judge makes the final decision on custody, but …

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Halloween During Divorce: How to Help Your Kids

If you’re like most parents, the only thing you want for your kids is their happiness – and when the holidays start to roll around, you worry a little bit (or a lot) more. The holiday season is right around the corner, and if you’re going through a divorce, or if you’ve just received your divorce decree and this is …