Child custody problems during the holidays
If you could have perfectly timed your divorce, you may have scheduled it as far from a holiday season as possible. In reality, you may have been more focused on obtaining a fair and swift settlement rather than trying to schedule proceedings for the most convenient time. Navigating the holidays after a recent divorce may […]
How a judge is likely to determine child custody
The standard that overrides everything else when it comes to children in a divorce is what is in the children’s best interests. San Francisco parents can be sure this is the yardstick a family court judge will use to determine child custody. Issues that deal with child custody can often seem overwhelming and confusing, so it […]
The roll of 730 evaluations in child custody matters
Mental health evaluations may be necessary in certain instances when making decisions regarding children. Child custody determinations are made with children’s best interests in mind. To ascertain what those best interests are, a family court judge in San Francisco may order what are called 730 evaluations. A court mediator or a parents can also request […]
Child custody: Is parallel parenting the right option?
A family is still a family even after divorce. But that being said, every family is different, and child custody decisions should be custom-tailored to fit the individual situations of San Francisco families. Joint custody may not always be the right decision, even though family court judges prefer it. When parents have a tough time […]
Child custody: Ensuring smooth transitions
There is no way of getting around it, when parents end their marriages, it will have an impact on their children. It will interrupt their routines, perhaps upset them emotionally, cause them to act out of character, etc. So, it is extremely important that parents in San Francisco who are divorcing pay special attention to […]
Things to know about sole child custody
When California parents divorce, they must come to an agreement regarding important child-related issues. In many cases, a parent requests sole child custody in court. In doing so, the parent must be prepared to provide legitimate reasons to the court that convinces the judge to rule in his or her favor. Not getting along with an ex isn’t necessarily cause […]
4 Child custody tips for co-parents in summer
When your children are on summer break from school, you no doubt try to schedule a few special events and family activities for them. Some kids go to day camp while others look forward to an annual trip to the beach. If you’ve recently filed for divorce, you and your ex will want to keep […]
Child custody: Does child support affect visitation?
When parents decide to divorce, one spouse usually pays child support. Parents may share child custody or one parent could have sole custody, but in whatever case, what happens when child support is unpaid? Does it have any bearing on whether the payor can visit the children? Parents in San Francisco may be wondering if […]
Is your narcissistic ex causing child custody problems?
When you decided to file for divorce, you understood that you were making a decision that would have a significant impact on your children’s lives. Like many California parents who have made similar decisions, you were determined to settle child custody proceedings as swiftly and amicably as possible. The court typically believes that kids do […]
Fathers can get full custody of their children
Family court judges are more open today to granting custody of children to their fathers. Judges always do what they believe to be in the best interests of the children — which is usually ordering joint custody — so divorced fathers in San Francisco who are adamant about getting sole child custody need to be prepared to […]