Despite our best intentions, the holiday season seems to catch most folks by surprise. Many of us negotiate with ourselves each year and say things like, “This year I’m not making it a big deal,” and “Just gifts for the kids,” which turns into “Just gifts for the little kids.” All of this ultimately leads to the frantic final days where our best-laid plans get thrown out the window. Mad dashes to grocery stores and packed malls ensue.read more
The following fictional scenario is a real one that many San Diego families face. If you find yourself in a similar situation, please don’t wait – call a child custody lawyer immediately.
In February of 2015, Cassie noticed that her daughter, 13-month-old Hannah, was not putting any weight on her left leg. read more
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 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
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