Articles Posted in Custody

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If you already read a few of my blog posts, you now know that there are many factors affecting how a California family-law judge determines custody and issues custody orders.  The “best interest of the child” legal standard pretty much covers any and all factors affecting the child’s health, education and welfare of the child.  In my California Family Law practice,  I have been approached many times by a parent concerned about losing custody to the other parent because the other parent’s income is significantly much higher than theirs.  What do you think, will the varying income of the parents determine custody? Continue reading →

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About 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice revolve around California custody matters.  If you have read any of my previous blogs or information from the family-law section of my website, you already know that there are many factors for a California Court to consider when awarding custody. This blog post focuses on the factor of physical handicaps in custody cases. Continue reading →

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This blog post is the final blog post in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice  deal with custody matters.  California move-away cases are under the umbrella of custody. This blog post on how religious practices of the parents affect California move-away cases. Continue reading →

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This blog post is Part 5 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4  of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice deal with custody matters.  California move-away cases are under the umbrella of custody. Part 5 of this blog series seeks to focus on the sexual orientation of the parent(s) and how this factor affects California move-away cases. Continue reading →

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This blog post is Part 4 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1, 2 and 3  of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice deal with custody matters.  California move-away cases are under the umbrella of custody. Part 4 of this blog series focuses on the effects of  the emotional bonds,  race affecting  California move-away cases and sexual conduct of parents.

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This blog post is Part 2 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Part 1 of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice deal with custody matters.  Move-away cases are under the family-law umbrella of custody.   This blog post focuses on the situation where one parent seeking to move away with the child has sole physical custody of the child. Continue reading →

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Approximately 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law practice deal with custody cases.  As many people reading this blog post already know, custody cases are the most heart-wrenching, time-consuming and most expensive cases in California family law courts.  These blog is part of a series I will be writing on over the next few weeks regarding California family law custody move-away cases. Part 1 deals with the necessity of the court undertaking an analysis of the child’s need for stability and continuity—which is a major factor to be determined by a judge in California move-away cases. Continue reading →

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Do California Courts favor fathers in child custody cases?  Most fathers would be quick to argue that the answer is a resounding “no!”  In my blog entitled “Do California Courts Favor Mothers in Child Custody Cases”, I received a lot of feedback in my California Family Law Practice from angry father’s strongly disagreeing with my response in that blog  that stated, in essence, that the courts do not favor mothers.  I now feel it my duty to clarify the position of the father. Continue reading →

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At the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett , a California-based family law, consumer and bankruptcy virtual online  law practice, I receive numerous calls and inquiries from desperate  individuals seeking family-law legal representation, yet having little to no funds to pay an attorney. To illustrate my point, I received two such calls in just the last 24 hours alone! As is always the case, my heart breaks for these folks are in desperate need of legal assistance and because they have no-where else to turn.  What other options are available if an individual, in need of legal assistance, cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent their legal interests?  An option is legal coaching, a little known type of family-law legal representation. Continue reading →

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Do California Courts favor mothers in child custody cases? The answer may surprise you: No. Maybe before the age of the modern woman, the courts may have favored mothers just because they were female. Today, the courts have a legal standard they must follow–“the best interests of the child standard”. Continue reading →