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The Best Custody Arrangement for Infants

Divorce is already complicated enough—from dividing assets to reworking estate plans, there is a ton of work involved. Children add another level of complexity to the entire divorce process, which is why assistance from an Orange County child custody attorney is a must. The most complicated divorce hearings are when an infant is involved. Degerming what is best for the child isn’t as straightforward for a baby as it is for a young adult or even a toddler. Here are some things you should consider when thinking about the best custody arrangement for infants: The Mother Doesn’t Automatically Get Custody It’s true that in the past, courts often favored simply giving custody of any infants directly to the mother. The

By |2021-02-13T00:29:17+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Why You Should Request for a Child Custody Modification

It’s not uncommon for an Orange County divorce mediation attorney to help a couple get through their divorce with a custody arrangement, even if the court ultimately decides custody. The reality is that life changes, and the original custody agreement may no longer work. In certain cases, the court may consider modifying your current custody agreement regarding custody or support. Of course, it’s best to consult with an Orange County divorce attorney to ensure you have the best chance at getting the modification you need. When To Request a Child Custody Modification Typically, after parents separate, there are divorce proceedings that include decisions about child custody and support. Children are entitled to the same level of support, even when their

By |2021-02-13T00:06:04+00:00February 15th, 2021|

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

There’s no lack of seriousness when it comes to domestic violence. If you’ve experienced or fear violence in your household and marriage, make sure to consult with an Orange County domestic violence lawyer right away. Courts take allegations of domestic abuse very seriously during a divorce and when considering custody arrangements. They tend to be conservative when it comes to giving custody or granting visitations to a parent who has been accused of abuse. That’s why you need a professional Orange County divorce attorney if you’ve been a victim of domestic violence. What Is Domestic Violence In California, domestic violence is defined by the following: An intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily harm A sexual assault An

By |2021-02-12T23:23:29+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Can Parental Disabilities Affect Child Custody?

Regardless of your situation, if you find yourself in the middle of a divorce, consult with an Orange County divorce mediation attorney today. Successful parenting of a child takes on many forms. While some may view the parents’ responsibilities in an actionable way, like leading the carpool, playing at the park, or roughhousing after dinner. Others see parenting as offering emotional support in the form of being there for the children, and sharing love among the family. While both of these ideas may be true, things can get muddled when one of the parents suffers from a disability and then gets divorced. Many disabilities put a parent in a position where it’s not easy to attend parent-teacher conferences, make meals,

By |2021-02-12T22:44:05+00:00February 1st, 2021|

How To Work Out a Visitation Schedule After a Divorce

All divorces have the potential to be messy, stressful, and painful. When you add battling over children into the mix, and there’s no question why divorce is seen as the single most difficult thing couples can encounter. As your Orange County, child custody attorney will remind you, creating a safe and positive environment for your children is of the utmost importance, even in the nastiest divorce cases. Part of accomplishing this goal is working out a viable visitation and custody schedule. Types of Custody for Determining a Visitation Schedule Before parents can determine a visitation schedule, they must first understand the different types of custody. Unfortunately, there are several different types of custody that can make the entire process seem

By |2021-02-08T03:32:09+00:00January 28th, 2021|

Spousal Support: Temporary vs. Permanent

The topic of spousal support can be somewhat confusing depending on your situation. If you find yourself going through a divorce where some kind of spousal support is on the table, make sure to meet with an Orange County divorce attorney to understand your rights and options. Among the various outcomes of a divorce, spousal support is probably one of the topics that create the most stress next to child support. Many refer to spousal support as alimony. In California, there are two significant types of spousal support: temporary and permanent. Your Orange County divorce mediation attorney can help you understand how they apply to your situation, but here are some things to consider to better understand these two options.

By |2021-02-08T02:45:55+00:00January 18th, 2021|

Signs It’s Time To File for a Divorce

No couple gets married with the intention of getting divorced someday. Your Orange County divorce attorney takes no joy in getting your business. Instead, they thrive on helping couples move on from a bad situation while protecting the rights of their clients. The reality is that things can happen where a divorce may be the best step for the couple to lead happy lives. Divorce isn’t pretty, but it’s sometimes necessary for the greater good. It’s no easy choice to decide that your marriage is over. Many couples go through ups and downs that don’t always point to ending the relationship. When that relationship seems to have lost all of its love, it might be time to contact an Orange

By |2021-02-08T02:25:56+00:00January 14th, 2021|

5 Tips to Determine the Value of Your Possessions During a Divorce

Dividing property during a divorce can be one of the most difficult tasks people go through. Even an experienced Orange County divorce mediation attorney doesn’t always look forward to this challenging discussion, especially in the complicated legal system found in California. Couples often accumulate a variety of assets like vehicles, real estate, bank accounts, investments, business holdings, and more. With the help of your Orange County divorce attorney, you can get a better grasp of how this portion of your divorce will take place. While the courts can take over this part of the process, judges often prefer to see asset division take place through direct negotiation over the banging of a gavel. Here are five tips to help determine

By |2021-02-08T02:04:27+00:00January 4th, 2021|

Back in the Saddle: Dating After Divorce

Getting back on the dating scene after a divorce can be both intimidating and exciting. Working with a divorce attorney in Orange County can help you finalize your divorce under the best possible conditions, but what comes next? The Top Three Rules for Dating After Divorce A positive attitude and some helpful advice can go a long way toward a smooth transition back into the dating pool. Here are some tips to help you get started with confidence as you meet new people and go on dates.  Take Your Time  When is the right time to start dating after your divorce? It all depends on your unique mental and emotional state. Only you can decide when you feel ready to

By |2020-12-13T18:46:41+00:00December 11th, 2020|

How Are Children Affected By Divorce

The majority of children are deeply affected by divorce, even if, and more so, if domestic violence is involved in the family dynamic. Children often think the divorce is their fault. One of the best things a parent can do is to assure their children that they are not the cause of the divorce. Helping Children To Cope With Their Parent’s Divorce Some of the other ways parents can help to calm the worry and anxiety of their children is to include them in your conversations about the family. For example, reassure them that they are not at fault. You should also discuss such things as who they want to spend most of their time with and do they want

By |2020-12-06T01:46:20+00:00December 1st, 2020|