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: Don’t Wait to Determine Paternity & Request Joint Custody

Establishing Parentage

In California, there is generally no question about parentage with married couples when a child is born. However, if a couple isn’t married, the father may experience difficulties establishing his paternity rights if the parentage isn’t established soon after the child is born. To establish parentage, an unmarried father must obtain a court order or […]

Splitting the Holidays: What’s Best for the Child?

Divorced and splitting holidays with ex

Holidays can be a difficult time for both parents and children during and after a divorce. It’s important to establish a comforting routine for your child on major holidays that is always in his or her best interests and never one that simply fits your lifestyle and is at your convenience. Getting your child into […]