Child Custody

Recent Posts in Child Custody

  • 1-Feb-2020

    Monasky v. Taglieri & International Child Custody

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case concerning international child custody cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Known simply as the “ Hague Abduction Convention,” member ...
  • 18-Dec-2019

    Challenging the Custody Evaluator's Recommendations

    In child custody cases, California courts decide what custody arrangement the parties must comply with upon divorce. Under California law, courts are required to make custody determinations based on the child’s best interest. Generally, ...
  • 16-Dec-2019

    Recent Data on International Parental Abductions

    What Is the Hague Abduction Convention? In 1980, countries from around the world came together to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction—also known as the Hague Abduction Convention—a multilateral ...
  • 25-Nov-2019

    The Legal Implications of Parental Kidnapping

    What Is Parental Kidnapping? Parental kidnapping refers to situations where one parent takes and retains custody of their child in contravention to the custodial rights of the other parent. For example, if a mother is awarded primary custody of a ...
  • 21-Jun-2019

    Health Considerations for Fathers in Family Law Cases

    The importance of personal health cannot be overemphasized. Good personal health can extend your life and give you the energy to deal with stress and the fortitude to recover from illness. As a corollary, poor health can shorten your life expectancy ...
  • 21-May-2019

    Considerations for Maternal Mental Health in Family Law Cases

    Although there have been major developments in the field of psychology and mental health, mental illness and wellbeing remain largely misunderstood. Many of the stigmas associated with psychology's past still pervade the general population's ...
  • 28-Feb-2019

    Understanding California's Proposed Child Support Evader Law

    A child support order is a civil judgement that dictates when and how often a parent is required to pay child support. California has very strict laws when it comes to issuing and enforcing child support orders. In fact, the court won’t even ...
  • 14-Nov-2018

    What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Withholds Visitation

    While some parents are able to successfully co-parent their children after divorce, others aren’t. There are many cases in which the custodial parent withholds visitation—without a valid reason—from the noncustodial parent. ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    How Does Temporary Child Custody Work?

    In California, a couple must wait at least 6 months before a divorce is finalized. During this time, child custody may be an issue. What happens if the parents of a child cannot decide on a custody arrangement amicably? Temporary child custody may be ...
  • 4-Sep-2017

    Finding Hidden Income in a Child Support Case

    Income plays a primary role in determining child support. In some cases, people with child support obligations will under-report income or hide it altogether to limit how much they pay. While cash stuffed under a mattress is easy to discover, the ...
  • 17-Apr-2017

    7 Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

    During a divorce, lifestyle shifts can impact a child’s sense of balance and wellbeing. He or she may push away one parent or another as they struggle with trust issues. If this behavior is persistent, it is called Parental Alienation Syndrome ...
  • 13-Oct-2016

    What are My Rights as a Grandparent If My Child Divorces?

    It is no exaggeration to say that a divorce will affect every member of a family. What many people do not anticipate, however, is how it will impact the lives of grandparents and their relationship with their grandchildren. As the marriage comes to ...
  • 20-Sep-2016

    How Child Custody is Decided in California

    Divorce can pit two spouses against each other as they vie for certain rights and pieces of communal property. Out of all the aspects of a divorce that can spark a fight and turn it into a contest, there are none that strike as close to home as child ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    An Overview of Interstate Custody Arrangements

    Determining child custody in a divorce can be a contentious and complicated matter in any scenario, especially if a child’s parents live in two different states. When parents involved in a custody battle do not live in the same state, this can ...
  • 22-Feb-2016

    How Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?

    Posting on social media has become a social norm in modern America. Whenever something happens in our lives, our knee-jerk reaction is to snap a photograph and share our experience with all of our online friends. While Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, ...
  • 12-Jan-2016

    Relocation After Divorce: What You Need to Know

    It is not uncommon for a person to desire to move away to a new location after a divorce in an effort to start fresh or pursue new employment. While this is certainly understandable, problems can arise if the person is a custodial or non-custodial ...
  • 8-Oct-2015

    What Factors Determine My Visitation Rights?

    In California, when courts come to a decision on visitation rights, or "parenting time," they base their ruling on a number of different factors. Ultimately, these decisions always align with the best interests of the child. To determine ...
  • 14-Mar-2013

    Custody Disagreements: How the Court Intervenes

    If you and your spouse are not able to agree on custody arrangements regarding your children after your divorce has been filed, then things may get a little difficult for a while. This is because it is often complicated for parents that are ...