Mediation and Child Custody: Process Description and Preparation Tips

Sometimes, mediation for child custody agreements is mandated by the court. During mediation, parties will typically have the opportunity to present their concerns to the mediator and to the other parent. Then, the mediator will provide both parents with the necessary tools to reach an agreement on contested issues. However, there are tips that parents can use to reach this agreement more quickly. Read on to learn more about mediation for child support in California, and how you can prepare for it.

By |2020-09-03T13:51:54-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Family Law|9 Comments

Child Custody Orders in California – An Overview

You may be tempted to create an unofficial custody plan with your child's other parent. However, the absence of legal visitation and child custody orders could result in one parent abducting the child without any repercussions. On the other hand, any parent who violates legally established visitation and child custody orders will face legal action for not returning their child.

By |2020-04-25T08:50:16-07:00April 24th, 2020|Family Law|2 Comments

How to Change a Custody Order

From time-to-time, you may need to change a custody order due to parents moving to different counties or states or job changes that impact visitation time. To change a custody order, the moving parent to prove a number of factors showing the modification is in the child’s best interest. Often this does not require the services of an attorney if both parents are amenable to the adjustment.

By |2019-06-01T11:27:23-07:00June 1st, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

A Father’s Rights in Custody – What California Courts Consider When Determining Father’s Rights

Lean how a California court views a father's rights in custody and visitation matters; what a father can do to protect their father's rights and what tactics are taken by mothers to affect a father's rights in custody.

By |2018-01-18T15:46:04-08:00October 1st, 2017|Family Law, Paternity|Comments Off on A Father’s Rights in Custody – What California Courts Consider When Determining Father’s Rights

Custody and Timeshare in California

In California, either parent may have joint custody of their children. A parent can also be awarded sole custody if the other parent presents a serious threat to the safety and welfare of his/her child. In every divided family going through divorce or legal separation or in matters of paternity, custody and timeshare is foundational [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:31-08:00December 29th, 2016|Family Law|4 Comments

How Does a Court Decide Custody?

Child custody cases can take months to resolve. Parents may go back-and-forth to create the perfect co-parenting plan that suits their child’s needs. So how does a court decide custody if the parents cannot agree? If parents are unable to reach a child custody agreement, the court will grant a child custody order that they feel [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:33-08:00December 7th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on How Does a Court Decide Custody?

Dealing With Parental Alienation

Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a psychological condition often seen in children that have been traumatized by high conflict divorce. One of the main signs seen in children that are experiencing PAS is an unfounded hatred toward a parent for no logical reason. This article is an overview on how to identify and deal with [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:40-08:00September 2nd, 2016|Family Law|1 Comment

Custody Terms in California and What They Mean

Understanding custody terms commonly used in California and what they mean can be somewhat confusing. From filing for joint legal and physical custody of your child, to creating a visitation schedule in the event a sole custody order is granted, A People’s Choice can walk you through the steps of obtaining a custody and visitation [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:55-08:00April 26th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Custody Terms in California and What They Mean

Getting More Child Visitation Time in California

Would you like more child visitation time in California? Contact A People’s Choice to find out how you might be able to change your child custody and visitation order. Read on to learn more about getting more child visitation time in California and how A People’s Choice can help you. Key Points To Getting More [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:00-08:00April 2nd, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Getting More Child Visitation Time in California

Grandparent Visitation Rights in California

There may come a time in your life in which you need to get formal court ordered visitation rights for your grandchild in California. Fortunately, the process to do so is not that complicated. The evolving law pertaining to visitation rights of grandparents in California has certainly been rocky, and the rights of grandparents not [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:09-08:00January 10th, 2016|Family Law|25 Comments