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Recent Posts in Child Custody Category

  • Key Factors in Child Custody Decisions

    Child custody cases can be the most difficult and emotionally exhausting part of any divorce. Because of the high stress and emotional strain put on children when their parents separate, courts are legally and morally obligated to always put the child’s best interests first when determining child custody arrangements. However, there are also a few other factors that you’ll want to keep in mind ...
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  • 5 Back-to-School Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    It’s already that time: back-to-school season is in full swing! For divorced/separated/unwed parents, this means a whole lot more than making sure the necessary school supplies are purchased and the first-day outfit is picked out. It also means preparing for a lot of co-parenting. Make sure you and your kids are prepped for success this upcoming school year by following these 5 back-to-school ...
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  • FAQ: Spousal Support

    Below, we answer some of the most common questions our clients ask us about spousal support . Question: What is spousal support? A: Spousal support, also known as alimony, is financial support that one spouse has to pay to the other spouse after their marriage has legally ended. Temporary alimony, also known as pendente lite alimony, can be granted while a divorce is still being negotiated. When ...
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  • 5 Child Custody Tips for Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation is supposed to be the time of the year that you can relax and enjoy fun activities with your children. Summer is definitely not the time to be getting into heated arguments with your ex-spouse over who your children will be staying with while they are home from school. Summer is when divorced spouses most often have disputes about where their kids will be traveling to and which ...
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  • What Rights Do Unmarried Parents Have?

    Unmarried parents often have to face many of the same legal challenges that married parents do when it comes to child custody issues. Although child custody laws vary in each state, being the mother or father of the child remains a major consideration when determining custody arrangements. In this blog, we explain custody rights for unmarried parents. Mother's Primary Right to Custody Mothers who ...
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  • FAQ: Emergency Custody

    Below, we answer questions about emergency custody that our clients tend to ask the most. Q: What is an emergency custody order? A: Emergency custody orders give you immediate custody without providing notice to the other party. Emergency custody orders typically deal with minor children. Q: How can I get an emergency custody order for my children? A: You will first have to file an underlying ...
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  • Changing a Child Custody Order

    Just because you and your ex-spouse have a child custody order in place does not mean neither of you will ever be able to change it. If you currently have joint custody and want to change the order to obtain full custody, you can request a modification. However, if your ex-spouse does not agree to the change, as is usually the case, you will have to go to court and present your case to a judge. ...
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  • Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

    A prenuptial agreement is a document signed by both parties before they enter into a marriage. This document is meant to protect any assets, property, businesses, or other important items of value in the event of a divorce. Despite their extreme importance, prenuptial agreements are not considered as often as they should be, partly because people feel they are incredibly unromantic and ...
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  • Relocating After Divorce: What You Need to Know

    As a way to put their divorce behind them and make a fresh start somewhere new, many parents consider relocation following the end of a marriage. However, moving out of state with the kids is not that simple. In general, a parent who has a permanent order for sole physical custody —also known as primary physical custody—in California can move away with the children, unless the other parent can ...
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  • Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    For divorced parents, learning how to effectively co-parent together can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task, especially if you have a highly contentious relationship or unresolved anger. It is important to remember that, though you might have issues with one another that might never find closure, you both have a mutual interest in supporting the well-being and happiness of your children. ...
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  • Tips for Dads Fighting for Child Custody

    In the past, it was generally expected for a mother to win custody of the children, putting fathers at a disadvantage in this area. This is certainly no longer the case. However, while courts generally put the best interests of children first, setting aside any preferences for a particular parent, it is still not always easy for fathers to win, especially if the mother is also filing for custody. ...
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  • Common Child Custody Issues Parents Face

    If you are in the midst of a divorce and have children, your primary concern is likely their wellbeing and the question of custody. This does not have to turn into a nasty battle, however. There are ways for parents to reach resolutions that work for both households and place as little stress on the children as possible. Here are some of the issues you will likely come across as you negotiate ...
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  • Holiday Tips for Recently Divorced Parents

    The holiday season is already difficult and stressful for a wide variety of reasons, but for families who will be going through the holidays for the first time after a divorce, the unknown and confusion of what may lie ahead can be concerning. This is particularly true for children, who are about to go through the holidays with a separated family for the first time. In this blog, we offer parents ...
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