Determining a Child’s Best Interest Divorce is never an easy thing for anyone to go through. It becomes even more difficult when there are children involved as the children typically react negatively, causing a further strain on your emotions and the situation. In addition, the stress of not knowing where your child will be living…

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What Is Mediation?

What Is Mediation? There are a several issues that need to be resolved when you are divorcing a spouse, one of which is deciding the custody arrangement of your children.  Fortunately, rather than facing a long and drawn out court battle, many people are able to come to a custody agreement during mediation. However, many…

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Common Questions Kids Ask about Divorce and Custody If you are going through a divorce, you may have some unanswered questions. If you have children, it is even more likely that they will have questions, too. And while your questions and concerns may focus more on legal aspects such as asset division, your children are…

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How Much Weight Will My Child Have in Determining Custody? Divorce can be a confusing and difficult process, especially for married couples with children. Understandably, not knowing what sort of time you will get to spend with your children after a divorce can be stressful, as there are many factors that will affect your child…

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Divorce While Pregnant

Divorce While Pregnant Divorce is an inherently difficult and emotionally-charged process, especially when children are involved. Custody battles may take years to resolve. Not surprisingly, pregnancy during divorce complicates the issue considerably. It is very difficult for parents, lawyers, and judges to make decisions regarding a baby that has not yet been born. Several states…

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Proving a Parent Unfit

Proving a Parent Unfit A custody battle can be the most difficult and emotionally trying part of a divorce. Traditionally, proving one parent to be unfit to care for children has been the most decisive factor in a judge’s final decision. Judges know that the best home for a child is one in which they…

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Do I Really Need to Make a Custody Agreement in Court? Divorce negotiations in court can be extremely costly, both financially and emotionally. Often the most taxing issue in divorce is child custody. With increasing regularity, parents have been settling custody issues out of court. The Oceanside custody attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP…

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3 Important Facts for Mothers in Child Custody Battles If you are a mother fighting for custody of your children in a particularly contentious child custody case, you may have some specific needs and considerations for your case. While it is true that historically fathers had a more difficult time getting a fair outcome to…

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Understanding the “Primary Caretaker” Role If you are divorcing or ending a domestic partnership and there are children involved, you may have heard the term “primary caretaker” used in custody discussions. However, it may not be completely clear what all the implications of being designated the primary caretaker are, or you may have questions about…

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A Closer Look at Custody Arrangements The ending of a serious relationship is difficult enough. For parents who go through a divorce or separation, deciding on how to handle parenting and custody issues can make a tough situation heartrending. If you are like most parents, you hate the thought of missing out on important moments…

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