California family courts prefer that in divorce cases involving a minor child, the parents share joint custody of that child. The best possible scenario is that the child spends time equally, 50/50, with each parent and the parents share legal decision-making responsibility regarding the child’s well-being. How does an equal split in custody affect child..
Determining custody and visitation issues for a minor child can be fraught with emotions for the parents and the child in a divorce. When determining custody and visitation in the California family courts, the judge in the case will make a determination about which parent will be the custodial parent of the child. But what..
Family courts are obligated to make child custody determinations that are in the child’s best interest. However, despite their best efforts, sometimes the court gets this decision wrong. As a parent, you have the right to appeal a court-ordered custody ruling if you believe that the decision is not in your child’s best interests, and..