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Custody Archives

How social media could hurt your child custody case

Social media has become a place for everyone to talk about the goings on in their life and the lives of others. Without considering consequence, we 'like' certain pages, engage with articles that peak an interest, give into discussions with people we don't know, upload photos of our kids, post statues about parenting woes or anything else that comes to mind. The freedom of social media is overwhelming and can sometimes cause a lot of trouble during a child custody case.

Think Before You Drink.

The knee-jerk argument that a parent has a "constitutional right" to drink alcohol seems to appear on my event horizon about once every other month.  Most commonly, this is an affirmative assertion heard from opposing party as part of a custodial dispute

Is Mediation with Family Court Services Required?

California requires child-centered custodial mediation with Family Court Services for all cases in which the parties do not agree on a custodial plan for their own children. 

Types of Child Custody

Many people come into my office, and I overhear them in court, stating that he/she wants "full custody" of the children.  At law in California, there is no such thing as "full custody."  This post, and the next couple of blog posts, are intended to help people understand what the law can and cannot provide in regards to custody, using appropriate legal terms, and how mediation and the courts work within these parameters.

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