3 Mistakes to Avoid During a Child Custody Battle

3 Mistakes to Avoid During a Child Custody Battle

A child custody battle is an unfortunate but often inevitable result when a child-bearing couple divorces. And while it’s true that courts tend to rule in favor of mothers more often than fathers, it’s also important to remember that courts rule in favor of children...
What Is a Parenting Plan?

What Is a Parenting Plan?

During and after a divorce, the most important arrangements of spouses concern those of the upbringing of their children. But because the mother and father may have disagreements about their children, including visitation schedules, healthcare decisions, and...
Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Finding out you’re not the biological father of a child that you’ve helped raise or support can be difficult to come to terms with. It can also be difficult to arrange new terms if you haven’t been in the child’s life but have been paying child support since his or...
Perils of Paternity: Don’t Wait to Determine Paternity & Request Joint Custody

Perils of Paternity: Don’t Wait to Determine Paternity & Request Joint Custody

In California, there is generally no question about parentage with married couples when a child is born. However, if a couple isn’t married, the father may experience difficulties establishing his paternity rights if the parentage isn’t established soon after the...
Splitting the Holidays: What’s Best for the Child?

Splitting the Holidays: What’s Best for the Child?

Holidays can be a difficult time for both parents and children during and after a divorce. It’s important to establish a comforting routine for your child on major holidays that is always in his or her best interests and never one that simply fits your lifestyle and...