custody

At holiday time, emotions are heightened for myriad reasons, and when separation, divorce or custody issues are thrown into the mix, this time of year can be challenging.
Danielle and her ex-boyfriend Brandon are in the midst of a heated custody battle. She claims he does everything he possibly
“My ex Danielle is incredibly hateful, spiteful, antagonistic and a malicious human being,” says Brandon. “She has terrorized
Robin and her ex-husband Daniel have been in a contentious custody battle for a decade. Even though she says that she was
Dani and Zoey, sisters who say they are caught in the middle of their parents’ custody battle, open up about what it’s like
Divorce is never easy. It feels overwhelming, especially when children are involved, as in the Jolie-Pitt divorce. For any parents heading down this path -- regardless of their level of celebrity.
You may recall the landmark Court of Appeal published decision obtained by our firm in 2014 known as Jason P. v. Danielle S. 226 Cal. App. 4th 167. That case created a change to decades old parentage statutes which barred a biological father who provided sperm to a physician for insemination into his unmarried partner from legal parentage status even where the father had a father-son relationship with his child.
The California Family Code provides that if a court makes a finding that a party has "perpetrated domestic violence" against the other party seeking custody of a child, there is a rebuttable presumption that awarding joint or sole legal or physical custody is detrimental to the best interests of the child.
Every other weekend, there are no kids in our house. Two to three nights a week, there are no kids in our house. For literally half of the nights every month, there are no kids in our house. And do you know what? We love those nights.
Leslie and Andy were married for seven years, and Andy has primary custody of their 5-year-old son — though Leslie, who admits
Given that family circumstances often change -- people remarry, people relocate -- set schedules may have to be adjusted. That said, even with no major changes, no one estranged couple usually stays in step with a regimented plan. As such, the following are my five tips for staying out of skirmishes or all-out fights with your ex so that both of you, and your kids, can enjoy the summer.
In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of "no-fault" divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there
Davis has experienced the highs and lows of parenting firsthand.
No matter how I feel about losing my husband, I am actively grateful my daughter didn't lose a dad.