Child Custody

How to Get a Narcissist to Reveal Themselves

Being married to a narcissist can be a challenging experience. Divorcing a narcissist is worse. Learning how to expose a narcissist may be the only way to win a custody battle with a narcissist.  Working with an experienced family law attorney might help. A divorce lawyer deals with all types of personalities, including the narcissistic… read more

San Diego Mediation: Mediation With Family Court Services vs. Private Mediator

Under California’s Family Code, mediation is mandatory in any proceeding that involves child custody or visitation. Under these provisions, the court will order mediation, whether the underlying proceeding involves legal separation, divorce, stepparent or grandparent visitation, or paternity. The only cases in which the court will not order mediation are those where a parent has… read more

Grandparents’ Rights For Custody and Visitation in California

Most grandparents do everything they can to support their grandchildren, and every year in California, grandparents even step up to raise grandchildren. If you’re a grandparent in California wanting custody or visitation rights with your grandchild or grandchildren, you are not alone. An experienced family law attorney can help you understand grandparents’ rights for custody… read more

How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case

According to data collected by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 8 children in the U.S. lives with at least one parent who has a substance use disorder. Substance use disorders, as defined by the survey, are marked by repeated use of alcohol or other drugs leading to significant impairment.  Children… read more

How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child?

Working through a divorce can be a very stressful and even frightening experience. This can be especially true for fathers as they worry if they will get to be in their children’s lives after the divorce is finalized. The good news is that, though historically mothers were far more likely to get sole custody of… read more

How to Request a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case

A child custody case can be emotionally challenging. Both parents may believe they have the best interest of their child at heart. In some divorce cases, a parent may use custody as a bargaining or punishment tactic. Whatever the reason might be for a custody dispute, the court has one goal. The court seeks to… read more

Why do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?

When parents are together, it is assumed that each parent will take an active role in the upbringing of the child. However, when parents divorce or separate, the child cannot have both parents available in the home every day. Courts in California encourage parents to develop parenting plans that ensure parents continue to play an… read more

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child? When you and your spouse are separating or divorcing, one of the most contentious issues you may face is what to do about child custody. Things may get even more combative if one parent is awarded sole custody of a child. If this happens, it is possible that the… read more