San Diego Family Law Blog
We are all familiar with The Brady Bunch, the beloved television show from the ‘60s. The story is delightfully set up in the opening by its catchy theme song—you might be humming it in your head right now. The complicated family dynamic of a father of three boys one day meeting the mother of three girls, hitting it off, and ultimately becoming one big happy family may have been a lot to take for 1960’s John Q. Citizen, but today, remarriage and blended families are common.
Unfortunately, that tends to complicate things if the partners go their separate ways.read more
American family life has rapidly evolved in the past few decades. At one time in the not-too-distant past, it was expected that a husband and wife would make their home in a community and remain there as they raised their children. As divorce rates increased, so did the break-up of the nuclear family, dispersing parents and children across cities, states, and sometimes countries.read more
It’s not uncommon these days to visit your favorite news site, and, after a dose of the increasingly commonplace gloom-and-doom current events, scroll down for some lighter fare in the celebrity gossip section.
Occasionally, we may happen across the latest break-up buzz that includes the divorce of a popular couple. Divorce is a concept that is familiar in American society, and is something most of us have personal experience with. But rarely, we stumble upon another form of separation: annulment. read more
It’s a part of nearly every parent’s life: taking your children to school. We don’t think much about it, but maybe we need to start. Controversy has boiled up around certain policies that schools have in place for how they manage parental pickups, in particular, when the parents are divorced.read more
If one of your children identifies as other than his or her birth gender, a custody battle can become even more difficult for everyone involved. This is because being labeled “transgender” is a situation that the California court system does not fully understand. In order to protect your child and your parental rights, you should get the advice and guidance of an experienced San Diego custody attorney.read more
Gaining custody of a child is already complicated for parents, so it can be even more difficult for a grandparent. While California family courts have clear guidelines when it comes to ensuring that parents have meaningful involvement in the care of their children, those same guidelines do not apply to grandparents.read more
When children go missing in America, the culprit is usually a family member, not a stranger.read more
Since January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana for adults over 21 in California became legal. But as many people soon found out, there are restrictions to the new law, especially when it comes to child custody.read more
Nothing can damage a reputation like being placed on California’s sex offender registry. We think of it as a list for the state’s most egregious criminals: pedophiles, rapists, and molesters. But because of certain ambiguities and poorly worded laws that differ from state to state, some people who don’t deserve this stigma end up on the registry.read more
Child custody issues can be even more difficult during the holidays. Having a clear schedule for each parent can help make the holidays less frustrating for everyone, and keep the focus where it ought to be: your children.read more