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The parent-child relationship is one of the most important, life-changing bonds you’ll ever have. Making wise decisions regarding parenting is critical for you and your children. Collaborative co-parenting is something parents will benefit from learning – to parent together even when the...

In California, whenever family law issues of child custody or visitation are in dispute, California Family Code section 3170 requires that the parties involved participate in Child Custody Recommending Counseling. This is also referred to as child custody mediation and applies whenever a party to a...

Once you become a parent, virtually every major decision you make in your life revolves around your children’s well-being.  How to navigate them through a divorce or break-up from their other parent is no exception.  Decisions regarding child custody must be handled with the utmost care, with...

Children’s Ages, Needs, and Developmental Stages              Children’s abilities and needs are not the same at four as they are at thirteen. They grow and change. These changes take place in known developmental stages that are fairly predictable, although the exact age these...

Child Custody includes two different kinds of custody:  Legal Child Custody and Physical Child Custody.  Let’s start with the definition of each: Legal custody is the decision-making process about the children's health, education, and welfare. Physical custody is where the children are going...

The holidays can be stressful for anyone but if you are a parent going through the divorce process or have recently divorced, this is a particularly challenging time of the year. Here are some tips to help divorcing parents of young children survive and thrive this festive season: Plan ahead! ...

A well-written child custody agreement within your divorce agreement will help you co-parent children more successfully after divorce. It is the most important document you will craft as parents and deserves your best effort. It can be 1 page long or 20 pages long, but it must detail how you plan...

Once you become a parent, virtually every major decision you make in your life revolves around your children's well-being.  How to navigate them through a divorce or break-up from their other parent is no exception.  Decisions regarding custody must be handled with the utmost care, with the...