Child Custody Archives

California celebrity couple continue child custody clash

Celebrity actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are undergoing a divorce. As part of that breakup, the pair are negotiating child custody issues for their six children. At times, the pair's jet-setting lives can create additional confusion about the care of the kids. For the most part, the parents and children reside in California. For now, Ms. Jolie has primary custody of the children. 

Child custody often calls for co-parenting

Raising a child is a group effort. While the old saying says "it takes a village," most of the responsibility will go to the child's parents. When parents separate or divorce, they will typically create a child custody plan. Since, these days, most parents in California are sharing custody to some extent, this means that parents may need to learn to effectively work together, even though they are no longer romantically involved. 

Child custody order sets guidelines for school pickups

Parents who are ending their marriage will need to settle the issue of how to care for children. During the divorce, the parents work together to create a child custody order that is in the child's best interests. California parents can choose shared or sole legal and/or physical custody, depending on the needs of the family. Whatever situation is called for, the order is binding and will set the guidelines for how the child is transported to and from school and what type of contact the child will have with the parents while he or she is in school.

Tribal authority, state in dispute over child custody case

Parents claim that their child was snatched from them due to false allegations of abuse. A state senator has spoken out, asserting that the tribe overstepped its legal bounds. Unfortunately, a newborn child and two others are caught in the crossfire. This child custody battle, recently covered in the news, may parallel similar cases in California. 

Choosing a child custody plan begins with knowledge

At the end of a marriage, those individuals who are parents will likely be thinking about what to do with the children. While many families will opt for shared child custody, others will decide that another type of custody plan will work for them. In California, there are many possible arrangements for individuals that co-parent with an ex. 

What to know about California child custody laws before divorce

No one can predict which California couples will stay married and which will divorce. Certain issues may increase the likelihood of the latter, however, such as infidelity, unforeseen medical crises or loss of employment. Anyone currently considering divorce as a viable option who also happens to be a parent will want to review child custody laws before heading to court.

Child custody problems sometimes lead to criminal charges

Not all California parents are able to resolve their differences pertaining to signed parenting agreements with former lovers or spouses. Some child custody situations are quite complex and many include allegations of abuse or even criminal charges. A woman in another state is in the latter category but was recently relieved when the judge hearing her case ruled she will not have to go to jail.

Mother in child custody battle over Muslim extremist allegations

There may be parents in California facing similar post-divorce problems as a woman in another state who has made some serious accusations against her former spouse. Currently engaged in a child custody battle with her ex, the woman says the man is a Muslim extremist whose ideologies are a detriment to her children, particularly, her son. She claims her son acts very different toward her every time he comes back from visiting his father.

Child custody and visitation may be strained over the holidays

Around this time of the year, separated or divorced couples often face extra anxiety over the enforcement or implementation of their child custody and visitation orders. Generally, in California a property settlement and final separation agreement will have a detailed child custody and visitation agreement attached or incorporated therein. Alternatively, the parties may have entered a separate agreement that was executed independently of the final settlement of other matters between them.

Child custody court considers numerous factors in its decision

Child custody cases in California are generally guided by the principle of the "best interests of the children," which is the universal test used by state courts throughout the country. More specifically, however, child custody courts will look to a number of factors to determine custody in a contested case. The courts will try to find the factors that are important to the facts of the case to bring about a decision that reflects the best interests of the children.

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