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Mindful tips about getting custody

One of the great things about Memorial Day weekend is spending time with family; especially when there are kids around playing and taking time to enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, there are many parents who do not get the opportunity to have these experiences. This can happen because of a number of reasons. Either there is already a court order that awards parenting time during this weekend, or there is no court order at all where a parent could hold an offending parent accountable.

Why unmarried fathers may have trouble with parenting time

It is frustrating for unmarried fathers who have relationship issues with the mother of their children; primarily because when mom gets mad, or has a certain disdain for dad, it can manifest itself in the father being denied access to the child.

Additional tips for relocation cases

In our last post, we highlighted what a family court judge may consider in a relocation case (also known as a “move away” case). Essentially, there are a number of elements that help a court determine whether the move is in the child’s best interests, and whether parenting time arrangements must be adjusted.

What a court may consider in a relocation case

In today’s mobile society, it is increasingly common for parents to move for new jobs. When this occurs, especially for divorced and single parents, the transfer could be difficult when children are involved. Essentially courts must make difficult decisions regarding custody and parenting time that will inherently leave one parent angry and dismayed while the other parent may feel overly empowered.

Important things to know about custody and parenting time

The end of a relationship can be emotionally draining regardless of whether you are married or not. This is especially true if there are children involved. An angry parent may want to take out their frustrations against their ex by withholding access to the children.

How California family law defines supervised visitation


The well-being of their children is extremely important for parents, particularly those in Orange County, California. This is why family law and divorce courts base their decisions on the best interests of the child for all legal issues that concerns the children involved. However, there are certain circumstances that put children at risk, such as domestic violence. In cases like this, the child custody process during a divorce may be affected as well.

Child custody presents big challenges to parenting


For Californians who choose parenthood, raising children can turn out be one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have. It can also be incredibly challenging. Taking care of children means providing physical and emotional support as well as effective discipline and anything else they require in order to develop into good human beings. This can be even harder when parents divorce and one parent is given child custody.

Protecting children during child custody proceedings


In the aftermath of divorce, many but not all parents want to take custody of their children whether they are in Maine or in California. Parents who want custody will often do whatever they can to get it, even if it means portraying the other parent as unfit for custody. Unfortunately, parents who do this are not paying attention to how their actions are affecting their children. The more parents battle and disagree with one another, the worse the emotional impact on their children.

Is child custody mediation helpful?


Determining child custody in a divorce is not a simple task. The rights, responsibilities and access of each parent to a child are at stake in a child custody process. That is why many parents find it difficult to communicate effectively with the other parent during and after the divorce. If that happens to be the case, the process of establishing a parenting plan may be affected.

In-depth look at parenting plans in California


Following a parent's divorce, each party may have different plans on how they can rebuild their life after the marriage. That plan also includes how they can maintain a good relationship with their child, in spite of the divorce. A stable parent-child relationship, visitation time and time sharing are among the issues included in a parenting plan.