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California parents may face custody, visitation battles

California parents who are facing the end of their marriage may want the best for their children but still find themselves embroiled in some common custody issues. When the process has become contentious, they may have trouble negotiating and sticking to custody, support and visitation agreements. If one or both parents repeatedly violates the terms of the parenting agreement, it may be necessary to use legal sanctions as enforcement.

Preparing for summer activities in light of a parenting plan

California residents have lots of opportunities to enjoy both long and short vacations in their home state, and many destinations offer great fun for families. However, a parent wanting to travel with their children after a divorce may need to start planning several months in advance to ensure that the details are worked out with the other parent. It is advisable to communicate about such plans ahead of the intended travel time to ensure that the other parent can make appropriate accommodations.

Moving forward with a divorce

It is very common for California couples who are thinking about getting a divorce to take a long time to think through all of the potential pros and cons of doing so. This long decision-making process is good because people are sometimes able to work things out and to reconcile before the ultimate decision is made.

Parents with substance abuse issues may retain custody

California couples who are ending their relationship may be interested to hear about a famous case from their home state. In 2015, celebrity Kourtney Kardashian announced that she and her partner Scott Disick would be splitting up, raising the question of which parent might retain custody of their three children. While Disick has a known history of struggles with intoxicants, legal analysts say that this may not necessarily preclude him from continuing to take a role in his children's lives.

Actress Kelly Rutherford in child custody battle

Although a California judge ordered Daniel Giersch, the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford, to bring their children to the state for a custody hearing on June 15, another judge has halted the order. Some claim that the issue is whether California or Monaco has jurisdiction over the case.

Changing a child custody court order

California allows family court judges to make legally binding orders setting forth who will have legal and physical custody of a child. That order must be observed until such a time as it is altered or superseded by a new order. It is common for parents and other custodial individuals to renegotiate the terms of their child custody every two or three years.

Basics of parenting plans for child custody

Parents in California who split up will likely need a parenting plan, also known as custody and visitation agreement. Parenting plans cover important issues involving child custody, such as an agreement when children are with which parent as well as details for how decisions will be made about children's welfare, education and other aspects of their lives. A parenting plan is more likely to be beneficial if it is comprehensive and well thought out.

The basic steps of the divorce process

In California, as in most all states, the steps for obtaining a divorce are generally the same. Once a divorce proceeding has been instituted, it moves through the process towards dissolving the marriage on a specific time table set by law. Once the process moves through the basic steps and all lawful requirements have been met, an order of dissolution is entered, and the marriage is dissolved.

Do not fear the child custody process

While property division issues can be extremely complicated in high-asset divorces, the emotions they elicit sometimes cannot compare to the feelings that come out during child custody disputes. The idea of splitting time with your child with your ex can be very difficult. Before divorcees let their emotions get the best of them, there are a few things to consider.

Department of Child Support Services Role and Family Law

Department of Child Support Services' Role and Family Law The Department of Child Support Services can be a great asset in any case in which one parent or another is seeking child support. In fact, DCSS is a governmental agency whose role is to calculate, request, and enforce the payment of child support. Why? Because the State has an interest in ensuring that every child is taken care of financially and moreover, that each parent is working hard to contribute to the monetary needs of his or her child.

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