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Physical and other types of child custody

Single parents in California whose children live with them would probably consider themselves to have sole custody of their kids. But legally, custody is granted by the court, and without an official court order, a single parent might not be entitled to certain benefits like child support.

What joint legal custody means for parents and children

California parents who do not share physical custody of their children after a divorce may still share legal custody. Joint legal custody means both parents have input into decisions about major issues in the child's life such as that child's schooling, health and religion. Parents might decide to share legal custody or a court might make this decision.

How to determine custodial rights to a child

When parents in California, they may be assigned custodial rights to their children. These rights are determined based on a variety of information made available to a court in a case. Testimony from mediators or evidence introduced by an attorney are examples of what a judge could consider when making a decision. In many cases, one parent is given primary custody of a son or daughter.

How to create an adequate parenting plan

California residents in troubled marriages may not think positively of their spouse. However, they may think highly of their children and understand how important it is to be there for them. This may help them to work out a parenting plan even if they can't agree on anything else. Ideally, the process of creating such a plan will be a collaborative one.

Fathers trying to establish custody should read this

Fathers may have a tough time just being fathers, as parenting is arguably the toughest job that doesn't pay anything. However, for unmarried fathers, the road can be exceptionally difficult if they are hopelessly embroiled in petty disputes with the child's mother, mom has strict standards that dad simply can't live up to, or the mother has moved to a different state.

3 considerations for divorcing parents in California

Divorce is an incredibly stressful situation for all adults involved, but if you have kids, much of that stress can transfer to them as well. This is a major concern for many separating parents, and while you cannot shield kids from all the strain a divorce will bring, you can take steps to mitigate its negative effects and develop the best possible parenting plan.

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