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Crafting compelling legal arguments for child custody matters

About a month ago we discussed the standard that is applied in child custody proceedings, which is the best interests of the child. In short, when making a decision about child custody and visitation, a court will consider a number of factors to determine what is best for the child in questions. These factors can include the child's relationship with each parent, any history of drug use or domestic violence, each parent's living arrangement, and how active of a role each parent has played in the child's life. When the child is older, the court may take the child's wishes into consideration.

Child Custody and relocation

Going through a divorce can take a toll on a couple's children. Far too often, these children feel like they are at fault in some way, which can only be exacerbated when parents bicker and fight in front of their children. Although the matter may settle slightly once a divorce is finalized, child custody issues can reemerge from time-to-time depending on the circumstances at hand.

Protecting your rights and your relationship with your children

If you have children, you are well aware of the importance they play in your life, but also the importance that you play in their life. When going through a divorce, the courts are aware of each parent's unique relationship with their child as well.

A look at child custody in California

For California residents who are about to enter into a divorce, there can be many uncertainties weighing heavy on their minds. There are many divorce issues to settle, including alimony, property division and the like. And for divorcing couples with children, these issues can prove to be even more contentious. Especially with children involved, it is not uncommon for there to be a number of disagreements that can quickly become heated. This is why it is often important to devise a strong legal strategy so that the best case scenario can be fought for.

How does legal custody differ from physical custody?

Both legal and physical custody may be shared between divorcing parents. Either may also be granted solely to one parent if a court determines that such a separation of parental rights is necessary to serve a child's best interests. While physical custody concerns where a California child will live, legal custody concerns which of the child's parents will have decision-making power over the important aspects of the child's life.

Child custody basics: A review of physical custody

When California parents decide to divorce the upheaval of their lives can quickly trickle down to their kids. Many decisions must be made regarding who will care for the children, where they will live, and if they will have to modify their schedules in order to accommodate the new reality of having parents in separate homes.

What you should know about visitation in California

If you have a child with someone to whom you are not married, you will almost certainly have a parenting plan in place. These plans detail a number of things, the most important being the custody and visitation plan. Below are a few basic facts about visitation of which parents in California should be aware.

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