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Child Custody For Parents With History Of Substance Abuse

One of the important grounds on which parents can lose custody battles is having a history of substance abuse. Parents who struggle with substance abuse often have a strained relationship with their children and it plays a major part in family court proceedings.  If a court finds a parent guilty of alcohol or drug abuse, it can affect custody.  In serious cases, Child  Protective Services (CPS) can also intervene and remove the children from the addict parent. In some cases, the parents are arrested and charged with child neglect. Effect on custody During a divorce proceeding, the California courts will…

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Do’s And Don’ts of Dealing With Abused Children Of Divorced Parents

More than often, children end up becoming victims of divorce. And sometimes, they are the reason why parents get divorced. The latter is common during child abuse cases. Child abuse includes physical, psychological and sexual harm inflicted on the child. Child neglect and abuse is a major ground for divorce and most states including California award custody to the other parent without much pressure. However, once the child goes back to the caregiver, there are certain do’s and don’ts to follow while dealing with them. Do’s First and foremost, get your child(ren) individual therapist with a therapist licensed in your…

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Divorcing A Physically Abusive Spouse

Obtaining a divorce from a physically abusive spouse can be an extremely difficult affair for those on the receiving end. You need courage, sacrifice, and strong legal representation. It also needs a willing mind to navigate through challenging circumstances for a better life both for the spouse and children. It is extremely difficult to divorce an abusive husband in marriages that have lasted a long time. This is because the husband generally in these kinds of cases control the household finances. Not a simple process A few people will advise you to simply walk away from a life of hell….

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What To Know About Visitation Orders

Child visitation, increasingly referred to as a parent’s parenting schedule so as to not minimalize the parenting of the party who has less custodial time than the other, is a plan incorporated within a court order which stipulates the time and duration of visits a separating parent can see his or her children. A parent who gets to spend less than half of the time with his or her children can be termed as having visitation with them. Just like child custody settlements, depending upon several factors such as specific circumstances of the case and best interests of the child,…

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Understanding Supervised Visitation

The State of California stipulates that all child custody related arrangements with reference to parental divorce cases would incorporate the best interest of the child. As per the specific situation, the court of law will decide a settlement which would imply that either both or one of the parents will be granted the shared or single custody of the child respectively. In addition to the child custody, the judge may decide the visitation arrangements for the child which would order the child to have contact with one parent only in the presence of neutral third party. The aforementioned arrangement is…

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