Child Custody and Visitation

Children, divorce, and court appearances

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on December 9, 2014

California law recognizes that in some instances, a child or children must appear in court during divorce proceedings.  Sometimes they must even testify. However, state statutes describe in detail the rules and limitations regarding the treatment of child witnesses under the age of 14.  The well-being and safety of the child is foremost in such […]

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How child visitation works – part 1

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on November 5, 2014

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The term “visitation” in relation to child custody arrangements after a divorce can be considered an umbrella term, since visitation covers – and concerns – different issues, different laws, and different parties. Parents going through the process of divorce are tasked with developing and agreeing upon plans for parenting in addition to child custody arrangements […]

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Grandparent rights in California

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on October 3, 2014

This post will address the “related” issue of grandparents’ rights in California.  You may remember that in a recent post we discussed the subject of paternity determination, and how that issue impacts divorce and fathers’ rights issues. Grandparents’ rights is a very real, legally defined arena in California. Grandparents may be concerned, when hearing about […]

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