Is a Nesting Agreement Right For You?

Who gets custody of the kids? Will it be shared equally, or will one parent have sole custody? Where will the children live after a divorce? When will the non-custodial parent be allowed to have visitation? These are all incredibly important decisions that must be decided before a divorce can be finalized. As Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd and his soon-to-be ex-wife navigated their way through the divorce process these…

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Requesting a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Matter

Today, 1 in 5 adults is affected by a mental health condition. Many times, the effects of these mental health issues can be minimized with medication, therapy, and self-care. There are times, however, when a mental health or psychological issue can pose a threat to the safety and well-being of others. If you are divorced or getting divorced, and believe that your child’s other parent is not mentally fit to…

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Requesting a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case

Rampant alcohol and drug use can pose a serious threat to the safety of your family. It is not uncommon for parents, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, to abuse or neglect their children. When you are married, you have some control over a potentially dangerous situation. When you get divorced, however, you may have limited control over the safety of your children if both spouses are awarded custody….

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Child Custody in California Divorces

One year ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world by filing for divorce in California. The power couple had been together for more than 11 years before deciding to end their marriage. During that 11 years, the couple became parents – both biological and adoptive – to six children. The children range in age from 9 to 16. When Jolie filed the petition for divorce, she requested sole…

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Do We Have to Agree on Who the Nanny Is?

When it comes to post-divorce co-parenting, you will soon realize that there are a million things you have to agree upon just to raise a child. One of the more common issues relevant to modern day families with two busy parents is the issue of childcare. Ideally, you should both agree on any childcare providers that will take care of your child. Sometimes, however, parents can be spiteful or petty…

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Can I See My Kids Outside of My Designated Parenting Time?

Along with every divorce where there are minor children involved, there will be a parenting plan, which includes in it a timesharing schedule. The timesharing schedule puts in effect a plan for when and where you will spend time with your child. Although your child’s time may be divided up between you and the other parent, the timesharing schedule does not prevent you from trying to spend time with your…

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How Will My Divorce Affect My Children?

It should come to no surprise that your children might be affected by your divorce. How the divorce will affect your children will vary based on the circumstances, however by looking at the key changes in your child’s life, you can identify the areas they may be struggling with. The main areas of your child’s life that will change are their living arrangements and the way they are parented by…

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How to Co-Parent in the Age of iPads

Co-parenting is likely one of the biggest challenges you will face post-divorce. If you divorce while you still have minor children, you will have to cooperate with your ex-spouse for the benefit of your child. You will be encouraged by California family law courts to facilitate your child having a close and meaningful relationship with their other parent and to craft a parenting plan that works for your family. For…

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