Most of us look so forward to holidays. Holidays mean time to stay home from work and school, time to visit with family and friends, time to travel, cook, and enjoy traditions. But even for the healthiest of families, holidays can be stressful.
When a California court makes a custody order, the overriding legal standard it uses is the “best interest of the child.” But what does this mean? How does the judge make this determination? Deciding what is in the “best interest of the child” might seem like a slam dunk. A parent tends to think and […]
Are you wondering whether you should request supervised visitation for your ex-spouse? Perhaps your ex has requested that you be supervised while visiting with your children. This article will provide a brief introduction to supervised visitation in California. Supervised visitation is appropriate in cases where the court determines that a child may be at emotional […]
Summer will be here before you know it. Have you taken time to consider how your children’s summer vacation will affect your custody/visitation plan? Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when making those summer plans. Review your custody/visitation order (parenting plan). Sometimes we remember things incorrectly; make sure your memory is […]
Divorce decrees and custody schedules are designed to last. Courts and legislators know that these schedules must be clear, yet flexible, to account for the inevitable changing circumstances of growing children. However, nothing is foolproof. As children age, their school schedules and participation in extracurricular activities can vary vastly. Similarly, the schedules and job demands […]