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Child custody orders might need to evolve as a child grows

The matters that come up with child custody can change with different seasons and as the children grow. Any parent who is in the middle of a child custody case knows how difficult it is to think about everything that might need to be covered in a custody agreement. We can make sure that the basics are handled so that you and your ex can work on trying to fine tune things as time goes on.

Don't forget to work vacations into your parenting plan

Even though your marriage is over, you and your future ex-spouse realize that you must still work together to continue raising your children. You want to make your co-parenting future a success and know that you have a lot of ground to cover before you reach an agreement regarding your parenting plan.

Protecting children from child custody issues in schools

Child custody issues do not arise only in the home or when the parents exchange custody of their children. They can happen anywhere, including in the school of the children involved. That is why schools need to be prepared for such disputes to boil over and happen in the school buildings. Schools need to have plans in place for teachers and staff to follow should a child custody dispute occur on their grounds.

Plan the separation from your marriage carefully

Making the decision to end a marriage sometimes isn't clear cut. Some couples try a separation to determine if they want to call it quits. Unlike a divorce, there needs to be some rules in place for the separation. If you ultimately decide to divorce, these can carry over to the divorce.

Yolo County child support department receives award

The Yolo County child support services department has received an award from the state of California, according to a press release from the county. The department, in northern California, was recognized for its efforts in collecting and distributing child support payments for people who live in the county. The award that was issued to the department was the California Director's Excellence Gold Award and covers the department's work over the past year.

Can some decisions be made before the divorce is final?

Long before filing for divorce, many married couples here in California begin the process of separating their lives. One of you moves out of the marital home, takes one of the vehicles and sets up times to see the children. This may work in the short term, but eventually you may need to make more formal arrangements in order to avoid any conflicts.

Prenuptial agreements aren't a sign a marriage will fail

There is a stigma about prenuptial agreements because some people think that they mean the couple is assuming they will divorce. It is easy to see why they would think this, but if you delve deeper into these agreements, you will see that they actually provide more stability for the couple.

Should I sign a contract when moving in with a partner?

Many relationships take their natural course of action and advance to an engagement and then to marriage. Some of those relationships could involve the couple cohabiting prior to getting married. Many will ask if it is necessary to sign some sort of contract if moving in together before to marriage. This is a very important question.

Is your client struggling to deal with the divorce?

There's no way around it: divorce is an emotionally charged process for the spouses, especially if children are involved. This often means that family law attorneys have to be part-legal counsel and part-therapist, and helping your clients manage their emotions isn't always easy. Some clients are better than others at overcoming their emotions in order to get through the relevant legal issues.

Be prepared to be positive while parenting

Parenting is a big responsibility. When you are doing this by yourself after a divorce, you might find that you are getting overwhelmed sometimes. This is perfectly understandable. In those times when the going gets tough, take the time to focus on remaining positive.

Explaining debt and what happens with it following divorce

Have you ever wondered what happens to your debt if you were to get divorced in California? The simple answer is that it doesn't just disappear. You will still be responsible for some of your debt. You just need to figure out what portion of that debt you will actually have to repay if you get divorced.