Throughout a California child custody case you need to make mindful, strategic decisions that advance that outcome you want. However, the structure and stressful nature of these family law cases don’t always make it easy to see and navigate the right path through a custody case. These are five of the mistakes parents often make….

More than ever couples are turning to mediation and other alternative dispute resolution to settle a California divorce. For these former spouses, this means skipping a divorce trial, but often this isn’t the real reasons a couple decides mediation is the right route for their divorce. Wondering if your divorce proceedings are a potential candidate…

Divorce can result in some complicated compromises and deep-rooted disputes, but few prove more complex than issues involving the care and welfare of minor children. There are two broad categories of issues involving minor children. The first is child custody. This is a determination of which parent is charged with responsibility and care of a…

We often associate family law in California exclusively with legal separation and divorce, but an Orange County CA family lawyer actually has a broad and inclusive legal practice. Any issues involving domestic disputes, child custody, and division of assets can fall within the purview of a family lawyer. In fact, you may never go through…

In California, the law requires that both parents be considered equally in the question of child custody. Going into family court, there isn’t a presumption that one parent or the other is a better or more appropriate fit. Instead, the parents have equal custody rights, and an Orange County CA divorce lawyer must prepare evidence…

Sample schedules for splitting the holidays

Sample Schedules for Splitting the Holidays After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are not equal…

Splitting the Holidays During A Divorce in California

Splitting the Holidays During a Divorce in California After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part III People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the final part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part II People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the second part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part I People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the first part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

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