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The factors that are considered during child custody hearings

Parents in California who are considering divorce may be interested in understanding the impact that living accommodations have on child custody decisions. Courts will often make decisions about child custody and child visitation based on the conditions that the parents are living in. Different judges and states may have their own criteria, but there are a few universal things that will likely be considered.

Child custody modifications

California parents are required to comply with their current custody arrangement whether they like its terms. However, there may be valid reasons to request one or more modifications to an existing child custody arrangement.

Necessary documents for child custody hearings

When parents in California decide to get a divorce, they tend to be understandably concerned about who will get custody of the children. After all, child custody hearings can be scary, and being prepared for them can make all the difference between getting custody and fighting for visitation.

Visitation Concerns After Divorce May Have Solutions

Visitation and custody rights are often at the forefront of California parents' minds when going through a divorce, and being denied these rights or having them limited can be devastating. Divorce already brings about large changes in a parent's life, but being unable to visit with one's own child can have a far-reaching impact on the future of children after a divorce.

Appealing child custody rulings

California parents who are going through a divorce and who are unsatisfied with the child custody ruling have legal options. They generally have the right to file an appeal if they disagree with the order, but there are certain exceptions.

What to know about temporary child guardianship agreements

Parents in California and throughout the country may encounter a situation in which they cannot take care of their children. For instance, they may be out of town for several days or weeks or be in the hospital because of a medical issue. In these and other scenarios, it may be worthwhile to grant temporary guardianship to another adult. Generally speaking, this would be necessary if the child doesn't have another legal parent fit to act as a guardian.

When a co-parent wants to relocate

When parents separate in California, both of them often want to remain in close contact with the child. However, employment opportunities, family emergencies and other circumstances could push a custodial parent to consider moving out of state. Moving can be complicated when a child is involved because courts may disapprove of a custodial parent's move that deprives the other parent of time with the children. Relocation is a serious issue because, in many cases, the circumstances prompting the move may come with real benefits for the child.

Solving child custody issues in California

Experts agree that children grow up happier when their separated or divorced parents cooperate with each other about major concerns like custody and visitation rights. While it can be difficult for loving parents who are at odds to agree on important child-raising decisions, the best plan is to create an amicable custody agreement. There are ways to help make that happen.

Child custody decisions and parents' living situations

Parents in California who are getting a divorce might wonder how a judge will make a determination about custody and visitation. A judge will be concerned about the living accommodations available to children, but this does not mean there are definite rules. A judge will assess each situation on its individual merits, and decisions may vary from judge to judge.

Parallel parenting offers stability for children after divorce

Disagreements are common between divorced parents in California. When exes with children simply can't get along, the best solution may be parallel parenting. This is a parenting structure where both parents agree to share custody of children without interfering in one another's day-to-day decisions. While parallel parenting can be beneficial for estranged parents, it can also give children peace of mind.

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