San Diego Family Law Blog
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
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
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
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
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
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
Going through a divorce is almost always difficult, but when children are involved, nearly everything becomes more complicated. No matter what age your children are, they will be impacted by your decision for years to come. That’s why it’s important for both parents to communicate and come up with a plan that is best for the children.
One of the toughest parts of the process is actually explaining to your children the hows and whys. And while there is no “one right answer” about how to communicate your divorce to them, here are some pointers that can help ease you through.read more
No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce, but the reality is that many marriages, for one reason or another, do not last. When spouses find that their marriage is untenable, it’s time to start pondering how and when to reach a dissolution. And while divorce is the most common approach for unhappy couples, it is not the only option.read more