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Proving Parental Alienation in California Child Custody Cases

Proving Parental Alienation in California Child Custody Cases

Divorce or parental separation is a difficult time for any family. Though many families try to work with each other, this isn’t always the case. There are unfortunate situations where one parent attempts to harm the relationship between the child and the other parent. These attempts can be considered parental alienation if the child rejects or estranges themselves from that parent.

Many parents see children pull themselves away emotionally after separation because it’s also difficult for kids. In most cases, it just takes time and understanding. For some parents, however, those bonds don’t heal because of the manipulative tactics of their co-parents. Parental alienation can be minor or severe. It’s essential to understand how that impacts your family and what you can do about it if you’re a parent who suspects your child is being intentionally distanced from you.

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Benefits of Mediation for Child Custody Decisions

Benefits of Mediation for Child Custody Decisions

Mediation for child custody determination allows parents to agree on their children’s care and well-being with the help of a neutral third party. Disputes and litigation about child custody can be lengthy, overwhelming, and difficult for children and parents. Mediation is an alternative way to handle child custody. Child custody can be mediated as part of divorce mediation, or it can be done separately. Couples who divorce through litigation can still negotiate a custody agreement through mediation.

In California, mediation attendance is required for child custody and only goes to court if an agreement can’t be reached. Mediation is not always the right option for every couple who is separating. However, there are several benefits to mediation.

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When Can an Ex-Spouse Pay More in Child Support in California?

When Can an Ex-Spouse Pay More in Child Support in California?

Separation or divorce with minor children involves parenting plans, child custody, visitation schedules, and child support. In California, child support is largely based on each parent’s income. Child support orders can be modified after they’ve been finalized for a significant life change, and payments can be increased or decreased. Changing the child support payments could be justified if one parent receives a significant raise.

Child support payments are created to ensure that both parents provide financial support to their children and that children have similar living standards in each home. Child support also attempts to maintain a standard of living equal to the standard before separation.

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Navigating the Maze of Property Division in a California Divorce

Navigating the Maze of Property Division in a California Divorce

Divorce is often a complex and emotionally charged process, with property division being one of the most contentious issues to resolve. Understanding the nuances of dividing assets and debts can be particularly challenging in California, a community property state. However, with legal guidance, divorcing couples in California can successfully navigate the maze.

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Navigating the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

Navigating the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally charged experience for everyone involved, especially children. While it’s a sensitive subject, having an open and honest conversation with your kids is crucial to help them understand and process the changes happening in their lives. There is no one “right” way to talk to your children about divorce, but these tips can help guide you through the conversation:

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Father’s Focus: Family Law for Today’s Dads

Father's Focus: Family Law for Today's Dads

In our ever-evolving society, dads find themselves embracing a more significant part in the upbringing of their offspring, sharing tasks, and forming enduring connections with their little ones. When confronted with family law, modern fathers must be well-versed and take the initiative when learning about their legal rights and duties. This includes custody entitlements, child support, and effective co-parenting methods. Having legal support and resources can significantly ease the journey.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship in California: Safeguarding Vulnerable Loved Ones

Guardianship and Conservatorship in California: Safeguarding Vulnerable Loved Ones

The legal frameworks of guardianship and conservatorship in California are crucial for protecting the well-being of vulnerable individuals who cannot care for themselves. These legal safeguards empower responsible people to make decisions on behalf of those unable to manage their own affairs, ensuring their safety and well-being. By understanding guardianship and conservatorship in California, you will be better prepared to determine the top solution and family law attorney for your loved ones needing assistance.

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How Do I Protect A Business During Divorce?

How Do I Protect A Business During Divorce?

The smartest thing you can do as a business owner is to plan ahead to protect your business from a divorce. A divorce can become more complex for a business owner. The impact of a divorce on your company could mean you are no longer able to run it.

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When Does Breach of Fiduciary Duty Apply?

When Does Breach of Fiduciary Duty Apply?

Many California spouses are unaware of their fiduciary legal obligations during the marriage. These duties are the same that apply to business partners. Fiduciary duty in marriage includes the obligation to act in good faith, avoid taking advantage of the other, and other fair and ethical obligations. What this means is that you should treat your spouse and your community assets with respect, and your actions should always be taken with your spouse in mind.

In marriage and separation, spouses must follow this duty. When a spouse breaches their fiduciary duty, they can be held legally accountable.

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What to Include in a Parenting Plan

What to Include in a Parenting Plan

Parenting plans in California are flexible because the court prefers that parents work together on a schedule. There are guidelines for plans, but they can adapt to the specific needs of a family. A judge will ensure the children’s interests are put first in the parenting plan you set forward.

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