Tags: Visitation

step parent adoption california

Courts are extending visitation rights to stepparents and extended family

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Friday, March 8, 2019. Several years ago I had a client - who, of course, shall remain nameless. He considered himself the father of two girls. His...

March 8, 2019
Family Law

Punishing the Victim.

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Sunday, April 24, 2016. One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law is helping people who need and deserve assistance. At times, however,...

April 24, 2016
Family Law

No More Drinking, No More Drugs…

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Human Interest on Saturday, April 2, 2016. It is always good to remind ourselves that the words we use in pleadings filed with the Court are very,...

April 2, 2016
Grandparents Visitation Rights

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in California

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Grandparent Visitation on Saturday, October 17, 2015. According to California Family Code sections 3100 through 3105, a grandparent can ask the court for reasonable visitation with a...

October 17, 2015
Family Law

Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos Upon Dissolution. Part 5 of 6.

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Artificial Insemination on Thursday, October 8, 2015. For further information, please see Parts 1-4 for definitions, context, and discussions of the contractual and contemporaneous mutual consent approaches.  ...

October 8, 2015
Think Before you Drink

Think Before You Drink.

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Custody on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The knee-jerk argument that a parent has a "constitutional right" to drink alcohol seems to appear on my event horizon about...

August 8, 2015
Child Support Lawyers

What Happens if Two Parents Cannot Agree?

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Custody on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. If two parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, even after child-centered mediation, then the parties are going to have to...

May 12, 2015
Grandparents Visitation Rights

Is Mediation with Family Court Services Required?

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Custody on Saturday, May 2, 2015. California requires child-centered custodial mediation with Family Court Services for all cases in which the parties do not agree on a...

May 2, 2015
Family Law

Types of Child Custody

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Custody on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Many people come into my office, and I overhear them in court, stating that he/she wants "full custody" of the children. ...

April 16, 2015
Family Law

Just… Don’t Say This in Court.

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Courtroom Comments on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. We decided you'd perhaps like to have some more practical advice... and the best way to do that is to...

February 10, 2015