Articles Posted in Legal Custody

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I would be filthy rich if I were given a dime for every time I was asked two questions: 1) How long is my child custody case going to take; and 2) How much is my child custody case going to cost me.  My answer two these two questions have always been and will always be: “I don’t know.”

Only by acknowledging the White Elephants in a custody case can one better grasp how long and how much their custody case will cost.  Make a cup of tea or coffee and continue reading. This blog article just might save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and therapy bills! Continue reading →

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This is the seventh and final entry in my seven-part blog series entitled “California Court’s Consideration in Making Custody Awards.”  As stated in Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6,  I am writing this series due to the number of emails and calls I receive in my California Family Law Practice on a weekly basis from concerned parents regarding their California custody cases. It’s my hope to help shed a little light on this issue so that my reader is better able to navigate his/her way in the California legal system regarding their custody case.  Part 7 focuses on issues relating to existing restraining orders—a look at this issue from the court’s perspective. This issue, and many others, are factors a California judge will look at when making a determining on custody. Continue reading →

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This is the sixth entry in my 7-part blog series entitled “California Court’s Consideration in Making Custody Awards.”  As stated in Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5,  I am writing this series due to the number of emails and calls I receive in my California Family Law Practice on a weekly basis from concerned parents regarding their California custody cases. It’s my hope to help shed a little light on this issue so that my reader is better able to navigate his/her way in the California legal system regarding their custody case.  Part 6 focuses on issues relating to crimes of parents such as when a parent  is a registered sex offender or person convicted of child abuse or convicted of rape—a look at this issue from the court’s perspective. This issue, and many others, are factors a California family-law judge will look at when making a determination on custody. Continue reading →

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This is the 5th  entry in my 7-part blog series “California Court’s Consideration in Making Custody Awards.”  As stated in Parts 1,  2, 3, and 4,  I am writing this series due to the number of emails and calls I receive in my California  Family Law Practice on a weekly basis from concerned parents regarding their custody cases. It’s my hope to help shed a little light on this issue so that my reader is better able to navigate his/her way in the California legal system regarding their custody case.  Part 5 focuses on issues relating to A Child’s Preference—from the court’s perspective. This issue, and with many others, are factors a California family-law judge will look at when making a determining on custody and visitation. Continue reading →

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This is the fourth entry in my blog series “California Court’s Consideration in Making Custody Awards.”  As stated in Parts 1, 2 and 3,  I am writing this series due to the number of emails and calls I receive on a weekly basis in my California Family Law Practice from California concerned parents regarding custody cases. It’s my hope to help shed a little light on this issue so that my reader is better able to navigate his/her way in the California legal system regarding their custody case.  Part 4 focuses on issues relating to Parent’s Gender—from the court’s perspective. This issue, and many others, are factors a California family-law judge will look at when making a determining on custody. 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 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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Taken straight from today’s headlines:  “Could Conditions in Octomom’s  House Cause Her to Lose custody to her 14 kids?” Believe it or not, this article identifies issues taking place every day amongst private citizens throughout the U.S. The article identifies issues that are  common-place for single parents and  couple’s dealing with custody issues, vis-à-vis, at what point would a parent’s “parenting” terminate their custodial and/or visitation rights? Continue reading →