Changing the Custodial Parent in Your Custody Agreement

Child custody is one of the most emotional aspects of any divorce or separation. But it’s important to understand that the custody arrangement entered into or ordered after a divorce can be modified at any time before the child turns 18. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances, a court may permit a […]

What Are Child Visitation Rights for Fathers?

When children are involved in a divorce, understanding your rights as a parent can be difficult and confusing. This is especially true if you are a father, and primary custody has been given to the mother of your children. What are child visitation rights for fathers in California, and what can you expect when it […]

How Does Supervised Visitation Work in California?

simply means that a non-custodial parent can only visit with their child in the presence of another adult. Primarily, the arrangement is used to keep the child safe while supporting the child/parent relationship. When deemed necessary, the court will work supervised visitation into the parenting plan. In addition, both parents may also be required to formulate a […]

Step Parent Rights: What Are My Visitation Rights as a Step Parent?

If you are a step parent, you may be wondering what your rights are when it comes to visiting your step child. Historically, step parents have held very few rights concerning their spouse’s children. However, that began to change after 2000, when most states passed legislation that broadened step parent rights, including visitation rights. While these […]

Holiday Visitation for Non-Custodial Parent

During divorce, when one parent is awarded physical child custody, the other parent is typically given visitation rights. However, child visitation rights are not an automatic right — they’re considered a privilege. Once established, it’s vital that you stick to the parenting plan and visitation schedule, even during major holidays. While the holiday season may seem […]

What to Include in a Parenting Plan

Legal and physical custody issues and parenting plans commonly arise in California divorce cases involving minor children. Fortunately, when spouses work together, they can resolve most or all of these custody issues amicably via a parenting plan, without any input from a California court. It is only when the parties are unable to resolve these custody […]

Dividing Visitation Time with Your Children

While you might be going through a rough divorce right now, and you might have nary a good word to say about your soon to be ex, you have to take a step back for a moment. While you may despise one another currently, there was a time when you cared deeply for each other, […]