California family law judges try to ensure that the decisions they make are in the best interest of the children involved. In the absence of concerns such as abuse or substance use issues, when awarding full custody to one parent is best, this often means maintaining contact and relationships with both parents. A Father’s Guide … Read More
Family Code § 3010 provides that without court orders saying otherwise, both legal parents are equally entitled to custody of their child. The important missing piece of the puzzle is that this only applies to legal parents. So what rights do fathers have before they have established their legal rights?
Can a Parent Stop a Child From Seeing the Other Parent? Whenever parents are separating, one parent is often asking this question. It generally comes up in the following situations: The parents (whether married or unmarried) are no longer together and the child resides with one of the parents. The parent with whom the child … Read More