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International child custody issues rise in Washington and abroad

A new law being proposed in another state may be of interest to readers in California who are involved in a child custody matter that involves parents from different home countries. In the new proposal, which is currently going through the legislative process, a parent would not be able to remove a child to another country during a child custody dispute except under limited circumstances. Though this child custody bill has not been proposed in our state, its progress may be closely watched by many here and across the country.

Reality TV stars exchange accusations in California custody dispute

Adrienne Maloof, the estranged wife of a California doctor, recently asked the court to grant a restraining order against her ex-husband. The couple star in the television reality series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." The court granted the request for a restraining order and allowed Maloof to have temporary child custody of the couple's three sons.

California child custody could be affected by outside ruling

A significant legal battle has risen in an out-of-state family court regarding a legal question that could affect veterans across the country. The case arises from a child custody case being heard involving a veteran of the Afghanistan war. The man, who is seeking custody of his 11-month-old son, wants his psychiatrist to testify on his behalf, a common practice among California parents in child custody litigation who are being treated for psychological issues.

Child custody tough in California military divorce

Child custody can become a contentious issue in divorce, but for some Americans it can become an even more complicated dilemma. Many California readers may know firsthand just how difficult child custody can be during military divorce. States differ when it comes to child custody rules for military members serving their country. One national legal panel is attempting to simplify child custody rules for active service members all across the country. The panel has given their seal of approval to a set of uniform codes called the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act.

Usher faces emotional child custody battle

As many Californians know, child custody is a very contentious issue in divorce. Often parents disagree on how an arrangement should be set, even if both have the best interests of the child at heart. We tend to hear most often about celebrity cases, and even though we may think of these people as having easy lives, the rich and famous must deal with issues like child custody after a divorce as well.

International child custody battle nets state, federal charges

As many in California are aware, child custody issues can be contentious in a divorce and after. In most cases, both parents want what they believe to be in the best interest of their children. However, in some child custody matters, the parties just don't seem to be able to agree on what is best for the children and sometimes one or both act solely out of self-interest.

Dog Whisperer divorce final, details revealed

Sometimes the divorce process in California can take many months or even years to complete. In cases where there are significant assets to be divided, the time can be delayed as the divorcing spouses try to come up with an agreement. In cases where no agreement can be reached, there may be court involvement through litigation or in the final divorce settlement.

California budget cuts threaten child custody court hearings

On April 16, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court cautioned that the state's budget cuts are putting pressure on its court system. She warned that yet another round of potential budget cuts threatens to result in the closure of more courtrooms. If true, this may inhibit the ability of the state's residents to rely on the judicial system to preside over child custody proceedings and other family law matters.

California woman's blog details divorce and its emotional tolls

Understandably, it helps to have an emotional outlet while navigating through a California divorce. For some, the Internet is just that, and a number of spouses have vented their feelings in personal divorce blogs. The feelings revealed and information offered can be invaluable to both readers and the blogger. However, whatever is posted can be read by the other spouse, and those still embroiled in divorce proceedings may wish to be careful what they say online.

Proposed bill would help military members in child custody disputes

In a military divorce, much like any divorce in the civilian world, child custody can be a significant issue. Determining with which parent a child should live is an emotional issue for many families. This emotional stress can be increased in a military divorce where the service member has a possibility of deployment.

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