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

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

Importance of a Custody Order For Unmarried Parents

Many unmarried parents are raising children together, but what happens to the children if they split up? When a married couple divorces, the must settle child custody, visitation, and child support issues before they can finalize a divorce. But there is no requirement for an unmarried couple to go through the courts to end their relationship. Furthermore, there is no requirement for the couple to settle custody, visitation, and child support issues as part of their break up. In this regard, a custody order for unmarried parents becomes critical. Even if the split is amicable and the couple is in total agreement about all of the child-raising issues, it is important that they get a custody order from the court.

By |2019-05-12T08:15:02-07:00January 1st, 2019|Paternity|0 Comments

Child Custody Mediation in California

Couples with children going through a divorce or legal separation often do not agree on child custody and visitation matters. In this regard, the couple should strongly consider attending child custody mediation. We first must assume that both parents are responsible and abuse is not involved. With this in mind, child custody mediation allows parents to reach an agreement regarding child custody without the court imposing their own solution.

By |2018-03-26T16:24:08-07:00March 26th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Create a California Marital Settlement Agreement

Marital settlement agreements are prepared when two people agree to settle their divorce case. When you create a California marital settlement agreement, it should contain all of the terms of the divorce settlement. Every issue in a divorce that has been settled should be addressed in this agreement. These issues typically include child support, child [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:12-08:00June 21st, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on Create a California Marital Settlement Agreement

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