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4 Steps for Adopting Your Ward

2022-06-28T14:29:40-07:00June 28th, 2022|Adoption, California Law, Child Custody, Family Law, Guardianship|

Becoming a guardian is an admirable thing to do. Guardianship protects children but does not strip away the rights of the biological parents. In other words, once the parents are again able to provide the child a safe environment, the child may return to them safely. However, there may be occasions when the biological parents [...]

Relocating To a New State as a Guardian or Custodian of a Child

2022-05-24T13:29:59-07:00May 24th, 2022|California Law, Child Custody, Custody, Family Law, Guardianship|

People change, jobs change, environments change. When you have children, these changes can become complicated and stressful, especially if it means moving a child out of state. Whether you have custody or guardianship over a child, if another parent or family member is still in the picture, moving with a child can become complicated, especially [...]

3 Keys to Making Holiday Custody Work for You

2021-11-23T07:59:04-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Child Custody, Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Holidays|

Plenty can happen to make the holiday season stressful. Simply knowing they’re just around the corner is bad enough; then there’s dealing with shopping, meal preparations and family obligations. The last thing you want is to fight with your former spouse about how much time each of you will get to spend with your son [...]

Child Custody Across State Lines and the Ramifications of COVID-19

2020-10-02T10:55:38-07:00July 28th, 2020|California Law, Child Custody, COVID-19, Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|

After a divorce, parents may feel they and their child need a change of scenery. This is understandable; however, always make sure to inform the non-custodial parent if that change of scenery means taking a child across state lines. Temporary Vacations If this change is temporary, say to visit relatives or go on a vacation, [...]

Changing Your Child’s School When Joint Custody Is Involved

2020-04-29T16:05:44-07:00March 24th, 2020|Child Custody, Family Law|

Have you been thinking of changing your child’s school? With all schools closed for the time being due to the impact of COVID-19, and some states, including California, stating they may remain closed until the near year begins in September, now is a good time to begin the process of changing schools. This is especially [...]

Guardianship — An Overview

2020-02-25T18:51:29-08:00February 25th, 2020|Child Custody, Custody, Family Law, Guardianship|

Guardianship may seem easy to understand on the surface, but there is a lot more to it than you might realize. Firstly, guardianship is not the same as adoption. Where adoptions give the guardian permanent parental rights over a child, guardianship is temporary and does not normally remove all parental rights from biological parents. Secondly, [...]

Common Misconceptions of Unmarried Couples

2019-09-24T08:26:00-07:00September 24th, 2019|California Law, Child Custody, Custody, Family Law|

Recently, there’s been a rise in the number of young unmarried couples living together and older couples merely “shacking up” instead of getting married. What these couples may not understand is that simply being in a long-term, committed relationship does not give them the rights and benefits of a married couple. Misconception – California is [...]

Top 3 Holiday Films Featuring Separated Families

2019-08-27T08:46:05-07:00August 27th, 2019|Child Custody, Custody, Divorce, Pop Culture|

With the holiday season fast approaching, let’s take a look at three holiday films that feature separated families and what we can learn when it comes to dating, building unique relationships, and creating new traditions with your kids. Dutch (1991) Introducing a new significant other to your child can be a tricky situation. In Dutch, [...]

Fact vs. Fiction: Foster Care, Adoption and the Instant Family

2019-02-26T14:27:15-08:00December 26th, 2018|Child Custody, Family Law|

There are currently hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. foster care system. To help shed light on foster care and adoption, director Sean Anders tapped into his own experiences to co-write and direct the new film, Instant Family. There’s a lot you can to take away from the film if you’re considering adopting [...]

Why Child Custody Mediation Is A Good Thing

2018-05-29T09:29:31-07:00May 29th, 2018|Child Custody, Family Law|

We all love to believe that when we meet that perfect someone, we’ll walk with them into the sunset of life. The truth is, people and relationships often change, tearing down a marriage just as fast as building it up. Divorce is hard no matter the circumstances, but if kids are involved, couples must consider [...]