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I Have Sole Physical Custody – Do I Have to Allow Visitation?

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

If you have sole physical custody of your child, there is likely a very good reason for that. The courts try to promote the child’s best interests in all circumstances. The fact that one parent has been granted sole physical custody of a child says a great deal. For one reason or another, the… Read More »

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Top Ways to Defend Against a Custody Modification Request

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

It is natural to feel uncertain, or anxious, if you hear whispers that your child’s other parent is going to file a motion to modify custody or visitation of your child or children. It is reasonable to feel this way because modifications to custody and visitation arrangements can have a big impact on you,… Read More »

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What is a “De Facto” parent in California?

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

A parent-child relationship is not limited to the bond between a child born to a biological parent. Often, another figure steps into a child’s life and provides as much (or even more) stability and love to a child than that child’s biological parent. Whether this be a grandparent, family friend, sibling, foster parent, adoptive… Read More »

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Handling Extracurricular Activities in California Parenting Plans

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

Extracurricular activities can be vital to a child’s development, and often the groups or activities children are involved in, and the relationships fostered therein, will impact them their whole lives. However, a divorce can have an impact on the ease of getting your kids through those extracurricular activities. Ex-spouses might disagree or simply not… Read More »

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Relocation and Child Custody

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have, reportedly, finalized their divorce after a very public scandal rocked their eleven-year marriage. The pair had been married for nearly twelve years, share two children together, and had been living in France. No report has been made of either party seeking to move away from the area in… Read More »

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What Happens to Child Custody Orders When Kids Turn 18?

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The date that children will no longer be beholden to follow the terms of a custody order is not ALWAYS simply the date that the child turns eighteen and gains the legal protections of their adult status. This article highlights some key things for parents to remember about when and how custody orders might… Read More »

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Defending Against Motions to Modify Child Custody

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

The details going into child custody and visitation rights are very often the biggest hang-ups in divorce cases being settled and finalized. Parents are willing to fight tooth and nail to make sure their child is taken care of and has everything they need for a stable, happy life. But the reality is, custody… Read More »

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What Judges Look at When Determining Child Custody

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

When it comes to a divorce and the child custody questions that can come with that, you should expect that the court’s overriding interest is going to be endeavoring to ensure that the child’s best interests are met. In making their considerations, you can expect a judge to consider a number of common factors…. Read More »

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How Do Custody Cases Work for International Couples?

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Few couples have been able to join the fandoms of pop music and gritty other-worldly fantasy tomes. But if ever that cross-section did exist, it was with the pairing of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Ms. Turner is a respected British actress, best known for her role as the character of Sansa in the… Read More »

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International Custody and Move Away Requests

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

The divorce case of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas continues to dominate headlines as the respected actress and boy band musician take the initial steps toward the dissolution of their marriage. While little to nothing has been released from Ms. Turner’s camp regarding her plans for the future since the divorce, the Game of… Read More »

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