What Is Child Custody? When two married people with children decide to get a divorce, child custody becomes an important legal issue. Child custody refers to the legal obligation of the parents or guardian to take care of, supervise, educate, and manage all aspects related to the well-being of a minor child. This is a responsibility which cannot… Read More »
Child custody cases can be difficult enough when both parents live in the same town. The creation of visitation schedules and custody arrangements must still be shaped around where the child goes to school, the work schedules of the parents, and transporting the child between them.
More than 90 percent of people marry by the age of 50; however, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in a divorce in the United States. Statistics show that there is one divorce every 36 seconds in America – that’s huge! That means that there are about 876,000 divorces a year.
As Bob Dylan once expertly quoted, “The times are a-changing”. This is definitely the case with many aspects of our lives today, especially within the legal world. Recently, there have been some major elements and adjustments in our lives that have led to significant changes within legal proceedings in Family Law. There are three large factors that have… Read More »
One of the most important features of developing a parenting plan is turning that arrangement into a child custody order.
I need to calculate child support. Let’s see. First, we find the percentage based on number of children. I multiply my gross income by this percentage. Is gross before taxes or after? Then, we minus this number from the mother’s gross income. Yeah, like she really shares the real number. Then we find the common denominator, carry the… Read More »
Has the arguing and tension in the house reached DEFCON 1? Are you walking on egg shells and every encounter with your spouse a potential explosion? Needless to say, living in the same house while planning or while going through a divorce can get interesting. All the arguing in front of the kids can’t be healthy. One of… Read More »
In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s family law legal system works, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 family law myths that I’ve encountered, along with responses I have formulated… Read More »
Courts take serious their responsibility to protect children. A parent who neglects or abuses a child is almost always seen as unfit to have custody and may even be limited or restricted in visiting with the child. CHILD CUSTODY Any behavior that is detrimental to the health or welfare of the child by those seeking custody will be… Read More »