Coping with the Emotional Process of a Child Custody Battle
Divorces, while usually emotionally charged, can prove especially painful and difficult when child custody issues are involved.
There are some essential pieces of advice that parents should follow, which if not followed could result in additional hardships during a divorce.
How To Obtain Child Custody In California
Legal custody and physical custody can solely belong to the mother, the father, or the parents can share joint legal custody or physical custody.
Three Tips for a Successful Holiday Visitation Scheduled for Divorced Families
Divorcing or divorced families find it especially hard to navigate holiday visitation schedules. In this post we share a few tips for success.
Five Ways for Ex-Spouses to Co-Parent Successfully in Different States
In this post, Fresno, Ca child custody attorney Rebecca Medina covers a few tips to successful co – parenting from different states.
Growing Divorce Trend: 5 Tips from Men Leading the Single Dads Movement
When getting a divorce, fathers often worry that they will be passed over for custody. In this post, Custody Attorney Rebecca Medina shares 5 tips for dads.
Practical Steps for Healing a Relationship With Your Ex After An Ugly Custody Battle
In this blog, fresno custody attorney Rebecca Medina shares tips for learning to co-parent in an effective and healthy way after a nasty custody battle.
Discover 6 Apps That Make Co-parenting a Breeze
Co-parenting can be a constant challenge, as you are being forced to stay in regular communication with a person with whom you may not be on the best of terms. Fortunately, we are in a technologically advanced age where there are plenty of tools available to make communication and organization easier in these situations.
What to Know About Relocating with Children After Divorce
If you are a divorced parent with custody and would like to move to a new location, whether it’s for work or any other purpose, there are some things you will need to consider regarding the other parent’s rights and your child’s best interests.
First, check your Judgment to see if there are any restrictions on either parent’s ability to move the child outside a particular county or counties as restrictions are common in custody orders.
In some cases, the custodial parent must provide the noncustodial parent with advance, written notice of his or her intent change the child’s residence to give that parent a chance to object with the court.
Once the court receives the objection, it will schedule a hearing to address the issue.
The court’s decision
The court will consider the following factors when deciding if the move is in the child’s best interest:
How California Family Law Protects Grandparents’ Visitation Rights
After a divorce or separation, grandparents in California may be left wondering whether they will still be allowed to visit their grandchildren. There are certain guidelines in the state that deal with grandparents’ visitation rights.
Below are a few things you should know about grandparents’ rights after a divorce.
Grandparents can ask for visitation
Parents can always try to arrange grandparent visitation without a court order. However, in some cases, parents attempt to bar grandparents from visiting their grandchildren, in which case the grandparent may wish to petition the court for visitation rights.
Courts will not accept petitions for grandparent visitation if the parents are still married, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a separation, the child is not living with either parent, the child has been adopted by a stepparent or one of the parents is incarcerated.
Grandparents that choose to file for visitation rights must serve a copy of the petition to each parent, stepparent and anyone else with physical custody of the child. Courts will automatically send these cases to mediation and, if the parties are unable to settle the matter, the case will be heard by the court.
A judge who oversees a grandparent visitation case will start by assuming grandparent visitation should not be allowed if both parents agree the grandparent should not have any visitation rights. However, grandparents can attempt to prove visitation is in the best interests of the child. In these cases, courts will consider:
New Research Indicates Co-Parenting is Best for Children
The toughest aspect of divorce for parents is deciding what is best for your children. Should you share custody? Or should one parent be the primary custodian, while the other enjoys substantial parenting time? The answer depends upon your particular situation and family. However, new research demonstrates why co-parenting may be the best option.
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