San Diego Family Law Blog

School’s Role in Your Child’s Custody

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on June 18, 2018 in Child Custody

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

Gender Non-Conforming Children and Custody

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on May 16, 2018 in Child Custody

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

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

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