Articles Tagged with Best Interests of the Child

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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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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 →

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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 →