International Travel with Children without a Passport

When a parent takes a child out of the United States to a country that requires a passport without obtaining one, it raises serious legal issues and potentially violates multiple laws. This act can have…

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Navigating Co-Parenting Classes When Relations Are Strained

Facing a court-ordered co-parenting class when you have a challenging relationship with your ex-partner can be difficult. In Los Angeles and throughout California, family law courts often mandate these classes to ensure the well-being of…

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Is Ex Parte Application in Family Law Worth Pursuing?

In family law, the term ‘ex parte’ refers to a court application made by one party without notifying the other. This is typically reserved for urgent situations where immediate court intervention is necessary to prevent…

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Non-Compliance with Court-Ordered Communication Apps

When the court orders the use of monitored communication apps like OurFamilyWizard or Talking Parents in family law cases, it’s typically to ensure clear, accountable communication between parents regarding their children. However, what do you…

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Dealing with Missed Parenting Time

What to Do When the Other Parent Interferes If you’re experiencing challenges with the other parent impeding your visitation time, it’s essential to understand your rights and the steps you can take to address this…

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Understanding the UCCJEA in Family Law: When and Why It’s Used

In family law, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a crucial statute that comes into play in custody disputes, especially when they cross state lines. Here’s a breakdown of what the…

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Preparing for a Family Law Court Hearing Without a Lawyer

Facing a family law court hearing without a lawyer can be challenging, but with proper preparation, you can effectively present your case. Here’s how to prepare: Understand the Legal Issues: Be clear about the legal…

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Navigating Passport Eligibility with Child Support Arrears

Navigating the process of obtaining a passport while having child support arrears can be a challenging scenario. However, with the right approach and understanding of the legal landscape, it’s possible to find a solution. In…

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Tips for Drafting Your Own Trial Brief in Child Custody and Visitation Cases

When facing a child custody and visitation trial in California, drafting a compelling trial brief can be a critical step. Here are practical tips to help you prepare an effective brief:   Understand the Purpose:…

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Effective Approaches When a Co-Parent Ignores Communication in Joint Legal Custody

Challenges in Joint Legal Custody Communication Joint legal custody in California implies both parents have equal rights and responsibilities for major decisions concerning the health, education, and welfare of the children. However, when one parent…

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