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Custody and Visitation Archives

Quality visitations don’t rely on parenting time quantity

Fathers make up about 17.8 percent or one in six of the 13.7 million custodial parents in San Diego and across the U.S. The statistics gleaned from the last census showed the rate of custodial dads remained largely the same in 2010 as it was in 1994. More than 82 percent of separated, divorced and unmarried mothers are primary custodians for their children.

California child custody arrangements include parenting plans

Parenting agreements outline how separated or divorced parents intend to share responsibilities for raising children. California child custody laws require divorced parents to create parenting plans, but the task can be difficult when relationship-related emotions interfere with the ability to negotiate and compromise. San Diego parents have an incentive to cooperate, since courts decide issues parents cannot resolve.

Regain child custody despite a criminal past

California parents who worry that their personal histories may prevent them from ever regaining custody of their children, take heart: It is possible to restore child custody rights even for parents with a criminal past. That was demonstrated this week in a recent Georgia case in which a woman was awarded full child custody of her son after proving that she has overcome her drug addiction. The 33-year-old woman had faced serious scrutiny after she left her child in a vehicle outside a retail store in hot weather last summer.

Sherri Shepherd files for divorce from husband in California

When it comes to custody and visitation, both parents in a dispute may have their own ideas about what's best for their children. In this kind of situation, it may fall to the judge to decide what happens to the children and who is best when it comes to full custody, visitation or other arrangements.

15-year-old travels to see mother as stowaway out of California

Custody and visitation is important to parents, but it's also important for children who need to see their mothers and fathers. If you have heard about the young man who stowed away in the wheel-well of a plane leaving California, you may have been curious as to why he attempted such a dangerous, and usually deadly, feat. According to the story, he was trying to see his mother who claims she has not seen her son in eight years.

Who can claim the children at tax time after the divorce?

When a couple with children divorces, it creates several financial issues. Along with determining how much child support is required to care for the kids, there is the issue of who gets to claim the kids come tax time. For the noncustodial parent, this can mean a larger tax burden than they are used to having.

Kids, divorce and dating

When parents decide to divorce, their first priority should be to ensure the kids' lives are are disrupted as little as possible. Obviously, kids will be affected by a divorce; mom and dad no longer live together, and they might have to split their time between two different homes. However, San Diego parents should do what they can to keep their children's lives as normal as possible.

Father arrested for violating visitation

When two people have children together, generally both parents should be allowed equal access to their children. In many cases, the pair will go to court and have a custody and visitation arrangement finalized by the court, so the agreement is considered legally binding and protects both parents. However, there are times when one parent might attempt to break the agreement. When this happens, the aggrieved parent has no other choice than to involve the authorities to resolve the situation.

How does cheating weigh in divorce and child custody?

Divorce can be a very stressful time for a person. When they decide that they cannot be married to their spouse any longer, they might have many different questions. They might question where things when wrong in their relationship and have many legal questions, as well.

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