When Does Child Custody Modification Become Necessary?

Child custody modification often becomes necessary when family situations change. Upon separation, parents must determine an appropriate custody arrangement. If parents cannot agree, then the court may issue an order that is in the best interests of the children. If either parent desires a change to that agreement or order, a child custody modification should […]

What Happens If the Child Custody Agreement Is Violated?

A child custody agreement is a voluntary decision made by parents to determine legal and physical custody issues. When a parent violates that agreement, they are taking actions that are against what has been determined to be the best interests of the child. If your child custody agreement has been violated or if you’re being accused of […]

Legal Rights of Stepparents in California

Many parents who separate eventually remarry, establishing legal rights of stepparents who are in the lives of their children. In fact, according to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, as many as 20% of children have at least one stepparent. When stepparents are involved in the lives of children, they often seek legal rights that are […]

Understanding California Divorce Laws

If you are separating from your spouse, it’s important to understand California divorce laws. Divorce can be devastating. You may be unsure of where to turn and what steps to take next. We can help. Our compassionate family law lawyers at The Law Offices of Rick D. Banks can guide you through the divorce process. Starting […]