Recent Posts in Child Custody Category

  • The Best Interest of the Child

    || 2-Sep-2014

    Understanding the Best Interest of the Child Are you in the midst of a child custody or child support battle as the result of a recent divorce? When negotiating a plan for sharing parenting time or custody of your children, the state will primarily consider the best interests of any children involved. This standard of putting their best interests first is used when deciding custody issues in the ...
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  • Can I Change My Child Custody Agreement?

    || 16-Apr-2014

    As a parent, there are many reasons why you may feel the need to change an already existing child custody agreement. It could be perhaps that your original custody agreement was not as favorable as it should have been, or that you were persuaded into accepting terms during divorce proceedings which weren't in yours or your child's best interests. Whatever the reason, our firm is here to ...
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  • How is Child Support Calculated?

    || 4-Apr-2014

    When a married couple with children makes the decision to file for divorce, one of the most important aspects of their divorce will be focused around the care and upbringing of their children. Once it has been determine which parent will retain custody of the children, or whether both parents will have equal and shared custody, the next step will be to determine child support. Our state has one of ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?

    || 12-Feb-2014

    For those looking for an alternative to a contested divorce, a mediated divorce could be the way to go. A neutral third party, the mediator, can help a couple negotiate their own divorce settlement. This process affords a divorcing couple the chance to split up amicably, as both spouses have to agree to the process and have to be willing to agree to some compromises. If this sounds like a ...
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  • Common Questions About Supervised Visitation

    || 24-Dec-2013

    There are some cases in which a parent may be ordered to supervised visitation. When this happens, the non-custodial parent is able to visit with his or her child, but only with a court-approved, neutral third party present. The role of this party is to ensure that the child is safe during the visit. Here are questions and answers concerning supervised visitation, as explained by the Orange County ...
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  • Attorney Hunter Talks Family Law on The Business Leader Spotlight Show

    || 22-Nov-2013

    Daniel Hunter, our law firm's Mission Viejo divorce attorney, recently had the honor of being featured on The Business Leader Spotlight Show, where he talked about a wide array of topics relating to divorce and family law within the state of California. The Business Leader Spotlight Show is a radio show that conducts interviews with successful business leaders from all over the country so that ...
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  • Common Divorce Questions

    || 20-Sep-2013

    Choosing to file for a divorce is a big decision for any person to make. Whether you are in an extremely unhappy marriage or you are simply ready to move on, the aspects of property division, child custody matters, and the like can be extremely overwhelming. It is for this reason that hiring a Mission Viejo divorce lawyer you can trust is so important. Here are a few common questions that people ...
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  • How a Visitation Diary can Help You

    || 19-Aug-2013

    If you are a custodial parent and your ex husband or wife has visitation rights, it could be very helpful for you to keep a visitation journal that documents these meetings. The children will be heavily influenced by the noncustodial parent, and you want to make sure that that influence is positive, not negative. Also, if your ex fails to comply with the court orders, you can bring this up in ...
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  • Before School Starts...

    || 12-Aug-2013

    Before school starts for the year, you may want to do a little bit of research regarding the school where your children will be attending. If you are a non-custodial parent, you still have a right to understand where your children will be attending and what teachings they will be listening to. As well, if you are co-parenting but your ex chose the school and classes, you may wan to make sure that ...
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  • Don't Let Your Divorce Affect Your Kids Summer Break

    || 8-Jul-2013

    Just because you and your spouse have decided to call it quits on your marriage during the summertime, doesn’t mean that your children have to have their breaks ruined by their parents’ divorce. Sure, a divorce is going to be difficult on the children but how you and your spouse choose to handle it will make a huge difference. As their parents, whether or not you’re separating, ...
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  • Many have heard it said that divorce has a negative effect on the child who is in the home. Whether the child is blaming themselves for what their parents have gone through, or they feel neglected during the process of the divorce itself, children are often left to experience a brunt of the pressures no matter their age. Due to the growing concerns on the effect of divorce and the children, ...
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  • Does California Recognize Common Law Marriage?

    || 27-Jun-2013

    The state of California does not recognize common law marriages, even though the practice is honored in some other states. A common law marriage is a marriage that takes place without any formal ceremony. In some states, couples that have been together for an extended amount of time and live and behave like a marriage couple will automatically become married in the eyes of the law. When common law ...
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  • Respecting Father's Day can Help in Court Cases

    || 13-Jun-2013

    If you are a mother currently divorcing from your spouse, then you probably don't want anything to do with your ex at the moment. Yet maintaining a healthy relationship with your ex-spouse and encouraging your children to maintain a healthy relationship with their parent can look great in court and help you to get the custody time that you prefer. Father's Day is coming up this next ...
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  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody

    || 31-May-2013

    Living in the fear of you or your children being harmed is no way that a person should have to live. If you are a parent whose spouse is a violent person, it is your right and responsibility to get out of that life threatening environment and protect yourself and the kids. Whether this is an ongoing situation, or your spouse is just beginning to act harshly to your or the kids, now is the time to ...
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  • At The Hunter Law Group, we encounter all kinds of family law situations, some of which involve domestic violence situations. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and children who witness violence between their parents or caretakers are at the greatest risk of transmitting violent behavior ...
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  • Helping Your Children Cope through a Divorce

    || 27-May-2013

    Going through a divorce can be extremely difficult on the parents as they will have to adapt to life without their partner likely after a number of years in marriage. However, what parents must realize is that they are not the only ones who will be suffering during the season of divorce, and the many years following. For children, a split can be an extremely difficult season of life, which is why ...
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  • Child Custody in a Contested Divorce

    || 26-May-2013

    Divorce can be very emotional subject. Even when a marriage is ending on seemingly "good terms" there are still numerous issues which must be resolved before the court will grant a divorce. One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce involves the custody and support of any children from the marriage. If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement as to the custody of your ...
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