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Know the law on the grounds for termination of parental rights

This post will give an overview of the grounds for the involuntary revoking of parental rights and child custody in California. The termination of parental rights means that the parent and child no longer have a legal relationship. This is sought to be done for the protection of, and in the best interests of, the child.

Think creatively when you are dealing with child custody issues

A couple of decades ago, the vast majority of child custody cases were handled the same way. The mother was given custody of the children and the father had them every other weekend and a couple of weeks during the summer. This has changed, and for the betterment of the children.

How does having a special needs child impact child custody?

Having a child with special needs is difficult. When things don't work out with you and the child's other parent, you are thrust into a situation where you have to combine the difficulty of raising a special needs child with the difficulty of child custody orders. This is a perfect storm of sorts that can really make your life complicated.

Child custody involving a narcissist can be challenging

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the challenges of divorcing a narcissist. This isn't something that is always easy since a narcissist has to feel like he or she is in control. If you are facing this prospect, there is something else that you have to consider -- the fact that you will have to deal with child custody issues if you and your ex have children together.

Make plans for summer vacation now

The summer is almost here, which means that it is time for parents who are sharing child custody to make plans for the school-less months. This isn't as easy as it sounds, especially when you have to make plans for child care, summer vacation trips and activities your child is involved in. Planning early can help you and your ex to get everything hammered out before the last minute.

Special considerations for special needs children in divorce

When you have a special needs child, there are concerns that come into the picture if you and the child's other parent get a divorce. This can make it more difficult to work out the terms of the child custody agreement, but it is crucial that you carefully consider each point.

Know some of the common terms of child custody cases

Child custody cases can get confusing quickly if you don't understand the terminology that is used to dictate each point in the case. There are some concepts that can be tricky because they seem very similar. If you are in the midst of a child custody case, you should be sure that you understand the applicable terms and concepts so that you can make decisions accordingly.

Child custody matters require special care

When you are in the midst of a child custody case, you are likely going to want to know exact what is going to happen. In many cases, the exact outcome of things will be up in the air; however, it is a good idea to learn about the different possibilities that might occur. We know that you want as much information as you can get and we are here to help you find the answers you need.

Several points must be decided in a child custody case

As a parent, you have a lot of things to consider if you are going through a divorce. The matters that are covered in your child support order are some of the most important ones. In this agreement, you will find information about how you and your ex will handle matters related to the children you share. In order to reduce the likelihood of problems in the future, there are many points that you have to be sure you decide on now.

Make the holidays special for your child

As the holiday season approaches, it is important for parents to realize that the things they do during this time can have a profound effect on their children, especially if their parents are divorced. The holiday season is a time during which children have a lot of expectations and hopes. Younger children might wait eagerly to see what Santa brings. Older children might look forward to showing their parents the part they have in a school program. Ensuring that the child can enjoy the magic of the season is important for parents.

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