Blog Posts in January, 2016

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  • Does the Court Ever Split Custody of Biological Siblings?
    Does the Court Ever Split Custody of Biological Siblings?

    The Difference Between Biological & Step-Children First of all, I am not referring to step-children here. That is step siblings are not equated to biological siblings. To treat these two distinct ...

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  • What If Something is Unspecified in a Court Order
    What If Something is Unspecified in a Court Order

    What Are Your Rights? Neither parent, regardless of whether the specific circumstances require a joint decision, can make a decision to take an action lawful under legal custody that would interfere ...

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  • The Importance of Specifying Joint Legal Custody
    The Importance of Specifying Joint Legal Custody

    What is the Law Regarding Joint Legal Custody? Family code 3082 sets forth that to the extent such circumstances have not been specified, either parent acting alone may exercise legal control of the ...

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  • Do People Other Than The Parents Have Any Rights to the Child?
    Do People Other Than The Parents Have Any Rights to the Child?

    What is the Hierarchy of Custody Preference? In Family code 3040(a), a hierarchy is set forth the order of preference in making custody and visitation orders. The order of preference is as follows: 1) ...

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