San Diego Mediation: Mediation With Family Court Services vs. Private Mediator
Puja Sachdev | March 10, 2021 | Child Custody
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
Puja Sachdev | March 4, 2021 | Child Custody
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
Puja Sachdev | January 11, 2021 | Child Custody
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?
PUJA SACHDEV | October 14, 2020 | Child Custody
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
PUJA SACHDEV | August 12, 2020 | Child Custody
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?
PUJA SACHDEV | May 16, 2020 | Child 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?
PUJA SACHDEV | March 6, 2020 | Child Custody
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