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Facing problems with post divorce parenting plans in California?

Sometimes, it helps to reach out for support from a trusted confidant, perhaps a friend, work colleague or family member, when trying to adapt to a new lifestyle after divorce. However, there are certain topics that may feel a bit too new or too private to share although you might still feel a need to seek assistance in some way. For instance, if you have an existing court order and are experiencing problems where your parenting plans are concerned, it may help to speak to someone who has gone to bat for other California parents in similar situations.

Jennifer Hudson makes accusations in child custody battle

An attorney representing former professional wrestler and reality TV star David Otunga said his client is not worried about the allegations Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson has made against him. The two were formerly engaged to be married. They are now engaged in a child custody battle over their son. There may be California parents facing similar situations.

State level Supreme Court declines hearing of child custody case

In 1978, a law was passed to keep the U.S. government from separating native American families in California or anywhere, except under certain circumstances. In a child custody battle that has been lingering for years, one parent is of native American descent, the other is not. The parents are fighting over custody of their two children who, of course, are part native American.

Age when entering marriage may impact likelihood of divorce

It is no secret that many California marriages, like others throughout the nation, will not last the lifetimes of those involved. Divorce rates are extremely high, and there are apparently several factors that suggest a propensity toward marital dissolution. If a particular couple experiences one or more issues on the list, it might be a sign that trouble lies ahead.

Keep the happy in Happy Holidays rectifying child custody issues

When you divorced,  you knew you and your children would face your share of challenges as you adapt to a new lifestyle. You were pleased when summer went well; you may even have enjoyed a small vacation at a California beach or some other trendy location. The next obstacle you overcame was the start of a new school year. Now, you're gearing up for your first post-divorce holiday season, and certain child custody issues have you worried.

Harvey Weinstein admits his wrongdoing, leading to divorce

Former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein is currently going through a difficult family law situation to which some California readers may relate. The average individual does not have his or her marital problems plastered across news venues, however, which may Weinstein's situation a bit more challenging. As it stands, most people who follow Hollywood news are likely aware that Weinstein's wife of 10 years has decided to seek a divorce.

What to do when parenting plans aren't working out as planned

Helping children adapt to a new lifestyle after their parents' divorce is often quite challenging in many ways. While there is information based on common experiences from families throughout California and the nation who have navigated the process in the past, a particular family's needs and goals are always unique; so, existing information can be helpful but may not fully resolve a specific problem that arises. When the court issues or approves new parenting plans, it may not work out as all involved expected, especially if one of the parents is not adhering to the court order.

The face of California divorce is changing

In California, many people like to keep up with Hollywood news, such as details regarding the personal lives of their favorite movie stars. For instance, many readers have closely followed current divorce and child custody updates on Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's situation. There's a different family law trend occurring simultaneously, however, that doesn't exclusively pertain to movies stars. It's known as gray divorce and is affecting the lives of many people over age 50.

How non-custodial parents should handle school year transitions

Even though fall is not officially here yet, the new school year is a time of transition. Kids will develop new routines and relationships as they go back to school. With all the changes that occur, some things should remain constant for the best interests of children. This post will explain some helpful tips to help non-custodial parents maintain structure and stability during the school year while enhancing the bond between parent and child.

Important considerations for those looking to divorce in California

Without question, one of the hardest decisions a person will ever have to make is whether to move ahead with a divorce. Indeed, even if the marriage is anything but happy, there may be other considerations -- both personal and financial -- that cause a spouse to experience some doubt.

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