What Is a Bifurcated Divorce?

Bifurcated Divorce

Although we do everything we can to expedite the divorce process for our clients to help them move on with their lives, we know that divorces are often long and drawn-out affairs—especially in the state of California. Couples must wait at least six months before divorcing in this state, and many divorce proceedings extend for […]

What Is Supervised Visitation?

supervised visitation rights

Both family law and the decisions of judges in the state of California are heavily weighted towards deciding in the best interests of children. In divorce cases, that often means allowing non-custodial parents to retain the right to visit their children. However, in some cases, certain circumstances may lead to judges restricting contact to supervised […]

What Is a Parenting Plan?

child visitation agreement

During and after a divorce, the most important arrangements of spouses concern those of the upbringing of their children. But because the mother and father may have disagreements about their children, including visitation schedules, healthcare decisions, and upbringing strategies, it’s important to set guidelines that both parties agree to. A parenting plan—also known as a […]

Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Biological Father DNA Paternity Matter

Finding out you’re not the biological father of a child that you’ve helped raise or support can be difficult to come to terms with. It can also be difficult to arrange new terms if you haven’t been in the child’s life but have been paying child support since his or her birth. Because family courts […]

Perils of Paternity: Finding Out You’re the Father of a Young Child

Paternity rights

Finding out you have a young child can be a shocking and life-changing experience. Your priorities and outlook on life can immediately change. You want to be more involved in your child’s life, but you may not know how to go about it or whether you’re even allowed to obtain paternity, custodial, or visitation rights. […]