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California Changes Parenting Plan Agreements in Divorce and Paternity Cases
California Changes Parenting Plan Agreements in Divorce and Paternity Cases

As of November 1 st , 2016, parenting plans filed after mediation with Family Court Services (FCS) may give parents the choice to designate a final agreement for child custody and visitation . Through this option, parents in divorce and paternity cases may elect to finalize ...

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Blog posts in Child Custody and Child Visitation

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    Just about everyone was or acted shocked when they heard that Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt – Hollywood power couple “Brangelina” – were divorcing. But ...

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  • Move-Away Cases

    A recent California appellate decision may change the way trial courts decide custody “move- away” cases. Move-away cases occur when a parent wishes ...

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  • Sperm donor or Presumed Father?

    The paternity suit involving Jason Patric has shown just how quickly technology can outdate statutes and laws. Jason Patric, an actor famous for roles ...

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  • Do you have to pay child support if your child is concealed?

    Child support is understandably a sensitive subject in Family Law cases. When a custodial parent does not abide by court-ordered visitation , the ...

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  • What is the Paternity Opportunity Program in California?

    In California, establishing legal paternity for a child can be a complicated process when there are children born out of wedlock. The easiest way for ...

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  • How a Family Law Court Determines California Is an "Inconvenient Forum" During your Los Angeles Child Custody Proceeding

    In an earlier post concerning child custody jurisdiction, we talked about California’s adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and ...

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  • Parental Interference With Child Visitation Rights Is Not a Defense to Paying Child Support

    When a parent interferes with or prevents the other parent from having visitations with a child, the noncustodial parent (“obligor” or person who owes ...

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  • What Is the UCCJEA?

    What is the UCCJEA? How will a family law court determine California has authority (“jurisdiction”) over your Los Angeles child custody dispute? The ...

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  • Baby Veronica Custody Battle Continues

    It appears a custody hearing involving Baby Veronica has ended at the Cherokee County family law courthouse in Oklahoma earlier today. As a family law ...

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