Best Interest of the Child

Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support If I Move?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Child Support,Co-Parenting on September 15, 2023

Parents often need to move to another state for work, to start a new life, or to help out with their elderly parents or other family members. However, if they have children from a previous marriage that they are paying child support, they may wonder if they still have to make these payments if they… read more


Can My Ex Leave the State With Our Child?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,Child Custody,Co-Parenting,Family Code on June 25, 2020

A divorce case involving kids is complicated. The parents or courts will come up with a custody agreement each spouse must obey. If one spouse breaks the terms of the agreement, it can lead to serious criminal repercussions. Leaving the state with a child, for example, could be against the custody agreement and the law… read more


My Ex Ignores Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,Co-Parenting on May 21, 2020

Dividing your time spent with your child after a divorce now has an additional concern: the COVID-19 virus. While sharing custody and visiting your child is problematic enough under various lockdown and shelter-in-place orders, it can be even more distressing to discover your ex is not taking the virus seriously. While you are doing your… read more


Co-parenting in California divorces

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Co-Parenting on October 5, 2017

With many divorcing couples, custody of their children tends to become one of the biggest issues. Both parents may seek full custody, either out of genuine desire to be with the kids or, all too often, a desire to feel like they’ve “won” in the divorce. This is a misguided approach to child custody. Ideally,… read more