In California, modifying a child custody order requires a proof of significant change in circumstances. However, like most rules in the legal field, this rule also comes with important exceptions. Here, I will discuss some of those exceptions. However, first I will discuss where the change in circumstances rule comes from and why it exists in child custody cases.
William Jr. is the name given to the baby boy. William Jr. becomes the subject of a child custody dispute that changes how custody laws are interpreted and applied in California and across the US.
The phrase “best interest of the child” is commonly used in California child custody disputes. So, it is reasonable to ask what does this phrase mean?
730 evaluation is a report prepared by a court appointed expert. The report can be used as evidence to help the court make a proper decision in the family law case before it.
In California, the law requires the parents to a child custody dispute participate in a court mandated custody mediation. In this article, you will learn the steps you need to take to prepare for custody mediation in California family court. We hope to give you practical advice on how to prepare for your child custody mediation.
There is a common belief that in custody disputes the law prefers mothers instead of the fathers. Yet, this is not the case. The law does not give preference based on sex. Thus, the chances of a father winning custody is the same as the chances of a mother winning custody.
Co-parenting after a divorce or separation can be very difficult. Just recognizing and accepting that you may need to co-parent with your ex is challenging on its own.