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Supervised Visitation FAQs
What is Supervised Visitation?
The public policy of the State of California is to protect the best interests of children whose parents have a custody or visitation case within the family courts. Custodial stability, continuity, and a loving parent-child relationship have been classified as the most important criteria for determining a child’s best interest.
Sometimes, based on

Factors Family Courts Consider to Determine the Custody of Children in California

If two parents are unable to reach an agreement on a parenting plan either on their own, through their child custody attorneys, or through mediation, then a family court judge will step in to make a decision after giving each of the parents the opportunity to present their

Can heirs property be sold in California under the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act?
Many people mistakenly believe that the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act prevents a property from being sold, but this isn’t the case. The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in California gives non-partitioning parties (those who did not file the partition) additional opportunities to

What is the heart balm statute in California?
A heart balm statute is a state law that prevents someone from suing their former romantic partner over a broken promise (or promises) that was to be met on the condition of marriage or during the course of the marriage. These statutes arose due to the common law tradition that allowed a

A Father’s Guide To Child Custody: Child Custody Tips for Dads

California family law judges try to ensure that the decisions they make are in the best interest of the children involved. In the absence of concerns such as abuse or substance use issues, when awarding full custody to one parent is best, this often means maintaining contact and relationships with both

How to Win a Move Away Case in California
A move-away case is essentially a child custody proceeding where one parent wishes to change the child’s primary residence to a distant location such that the non-moving party’s time with the child will be significantly reduced. Move away cases are the most challenging cases faced by family law attorneys and judges.

Establishing paternity – or determining “who is the father?” – plays a key role in legal issues such as child support. Unfortunately, establishing paternity may be more complicated than it seems. There are numerous issues that determine the child custody rights for unmarried parents and a variety of parenthood circumstances that determine whether a parent is required to pay child