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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 3 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1 and 2 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. Part 3 of this blog series focuses on the situation where one parent seeking to move shares joint physical custody of the child and what the California courts do under such circumstances.

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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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As a California family-law attorney, I take for granted that the law related to family law is simple. For reasons that I need to keep reminding myself, it is important that I remember that not everyone knows the basics of the legal issues surrounding a California divorce. Knowing at least the basics about California law on divorces, is an important first step to understanding your divorce. 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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As a California, family-law attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I am asked, “How Much Is It Going to Cost Me to Get My California Divorce?  My response is always, “You tell me!”  This response always surprises my prospective clients.  While I can tell my prospective client how much the filing fee is ($410 for 2012), I cannot, in all honesty, tell them anything else about the matter.  Here’s why: 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 →