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Category Archives: Children in Divorce

How California Courts Award Child Custody

Divorce can be especially trying on couples who have children. While each spouse likely believes he or she deserves custody, the court considers the best interests of the child before awarding custody. Like most aspects of family law, issues regarding child custody can be complicated. As a result, you should retain a knowledgeable family law […]

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How AB 1050 May Affect Child Custody and Visitation

Assembly Bill 1050 was signed by the governor on August 27, 2010 and became law on January 1, 2012. This new law changes the way a court must consider the preference of a sufficiently mature child during proceedings regarding the establishment or modification of a custody or visitation order. California family courts have formerly been […]

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Forms of Child Custody in CA

There are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody is the right of a parent or guardian to be in unsupervised physical possession of a child. Legal custody is the right of a parent to make decisions regarding the health, education, religion, upbringing, and other aspects of the child’s life. A divorce settlement, […]

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