San Diego Family Law Blog

What You Should Know About Grandparents’ Rights in California

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on April 11, 2018 in Child Custody

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

Child Kidnapping – Is the Danger at Home?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on March 22, 2018 in Child Custody

When children go missing in America, the culprit is usually a family member, not a stranger.read more

Marijuana Is Legal, But Can Still Affect Your CA Custody Hearing

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on March 13, 2018 in Child Custody

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

When the Sex Offender Registry Gets It Wrong

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on February 7, 2018 in Contentious Divorce

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

The Importance of Holiday Visitation

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on December 19, 2017 in Child Visitation

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

The Common Pitfalls of Co-Parenting

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on November 30, 2017 in Child Custody

Divorce is supposed to be the hard part.

But co-parenting can be worse, if one of the parents is actively or passively trying to sabotage the other.read more

Alleging Abuse in a Custody Dispute

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on September 22, 2017 in Child Custody

There are cases of real and significant abuse by parents against children. Abusive parents, in many cases, should not have unsupervised contact with their children. However, sometimes, parents may become so desperate that they’ll say anything in order to get custody of their children. Needless to say, this is not a good or helpful thing to do. It may even backfire.read more

The Paternal Rights of Sex Offenders

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on August 15, 2017 in Child Custody

It might be an unthinkable scenario, but unfortunately, it is all too real: a rape victim who has conceived a child during a sexual assault must go to court to prevent her assailant from asserting his parental rights. Depending on where you live in the United States, the laws may not fully protect victims from such a horrible situation.read more

Statistics on Divorce: Who Is More Likely to Get Custody?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 31, 2017 in Child Custody

If you are thinking about asking for a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most important concerns for many people is what will happen to their children (and who will get custody).

Many studies have been done on divorce in the United States. There is a notion that courts are biased in favor of women when it comes to custody, but that may not be entirely true.read more

What If You Suspect Your Ex Is a Threat to Your Children During Divorce?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 27, 2017 in Contentious Divorce

Even under the best of circumstances, a divorce can be an ordeal for a family, especially when children are involved. But if you have reason to worry that your spouse poses a threat to your children, then you must promptly take action to protect your children and ensure that they are safe from harm.

The State of California has strict laws aimed at protecting children from abuse of any form, and that includes from a parent. But proving to a court of law that your spouse has already harmed or has the potential to harm your child can be quite tough.read more

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