Child Custody

Co-parenting in the time of COVID

Co-parenting is a challenge, no matter how long parents have been doing it or how amicable they are. There are simply some issues that parents disagree on or cannot anticipate. For instance, if you co-parent, you likely never expected to be navigating this arrangement...

Understanding ‘best interests of the child’

When parents divorce or break up, they may disagree on what custody arrangement is in their child's best interests. Often, these disagreements stem from the fact that they do not understand what "best interests of the child" means in the legal sense. Factors that...

Three types of visitation orders in California

Child custody arrangements can be as unique as those entering them. When parents in California divorce, they will need to make decisions on visitation -- that is, how each of them will spend time with their child. The following are three types of visitation orders...

Gender bias in custody battles

When it comes to custody battles during a divorce, many men feel there is a societal gender bias against them from the outset. Whether that is true or not, it can affect not only how fathers respond to a judge’s decision concerning custody, but also their resolve to...

The basics about child custody

One of the most common types of legal disputes that California residents might be a part of at some point in their lives is child custody disputes. Whether the parents are divorcing, or were never married, child custody disputes can turn into complicated and emotional...