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Child Custody Schedules & Parenting Plans

Child Custody Schedules & Parenting Plans

Divorce is one of the toughest times in a parent’s life. You’re not only worried about doing what’s best for your kids, but you get a whole new set of responsibilities including making tough decisions on how much time your children should spend with...
What to Expect at an Ex Parte Child Custody Hearing

What to Expect at an Ex Parte Child Custody Hearing

When you’re going through a divorce, you may have to deal with an ex parte child custody hearing. The term ex parte means “for one party,” and it can refer to an order, a motion or a hearing that a judge grants at the request of only one party to your divorce. What to...
CALIFORNIA ALLOWS 3 PARENTS

CALIFORNIA ALLOWS 3 PARENTS

A new development in family law this last year is the introduction of Family Code section 3040, signed into law by SB 274. This new law states that a child in California can legally have three parents. Child custody cases may now have to include orders for three...
Registering an Out-of-State Custody Order in California

Registering an Out-of-State Custody Order in California

  We have had a number of clients come to the firm when something happens with their child’s other parent is not playing by the rules.  They realize that they need to enforce a custody order that was made before they moved to California.  Although these...
The Role of a Minor’s Counsel in a 730 Child Custody Evaluation

The Role of a Minor’s Counsel in a 730 Child Custody Evaluation

  When a parent who maintains legal primary child custody in California requests to move away with the child and the stay behind parent opposes the move, the court is likely to require a California Evidence Code 730 Child Custody Evaluation prior to making a...