Court Closures and Pending Family Law Cases

Court Closures and Pending Family Law Cases

Family Law
As is the case across the United States, state courts in California are closed to the public, with all regularly scheduled hearings postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. This can be concerning if you have a pending family law case, and you might not know what to expect to happen. Currently, the Placer County state court is only hearing limited types of family law cases. According to court announcements, these include: Domestic violence restraining ordersTermination of parental rightsFreedom from custody and controlAdoptions If you have a divorce case, support modification petition, or another type of case not listed above, any necessary hearings have been postponed. Always remember that you can obtain emergency restraining orders if you are experiencing domestic violence, and you should call a trusted Roseville attorney immediately if…
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Tips for Divorced Parents During COVID-19 Quarantine

Tips for Divorced Parents During COVID-19 Quarantine

Child Custody
With schools closed and many parents working from home or on hiatus from work, many people are focusing on family bonding time and activities that will keep their children safe. However, this time can be significantly more stressful for divorced parents who are sharing custody. At this time, stay-at-home orders are not intended to impact custody arrangements, so you should plan to continue on your regular custody schedule. If you and the other parent are on good terms, you should work together to come up with the safest plan that will keep each of you and your children socially isolated as much as possible. However, what if you cannot agree on a plan? What if your ex refuses to acknowledge social distancing or stay-at-home measures? If you believe that the…
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The Benefits of Child Custody Settlements

The Benefits of Child Custody Settlements

Child Custody
When parents decide to divorce or not live together anymore, it is necessary to determine how they will share custody. Most parents want to spend as much time with their children as possible, so they might be inclined to fight for primary custody, which can lead to disagreements. While it might take some negotiation to find a middle ground, reaching a settlement agreement out of court can be highly beneficial. Avoiding Custody Litigation If parents cannot reach a compromise for custody arrangements, the matter will need to go before the court. Each party will present their arguments, and the judge will make the decision how custody will be divided. You know your situation, schedule, and child better than the judge ever will, so the resulting ruling might not be ideal…
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Back-to-School Tips after a Summer Divorce

Back-to-School Tips after a Summer Divorce

Divorce
If you and your spouse get divorced over the summer, it can put a lot of stress on your child. This stress does not simply go away once school starts, and with busy schedules full of sports, homework, and activities, it can be easy to forget that your child has experienced a major change. The following are only a few tips when school starts again after a divorce. Talk to their teachers. Never be afraid to notify the school and your child’s teachers of the divorce. Teachers can keep an eye on your child and advise whether they may need to spend time with the school counselor or need other accommodations. Divorce can result in lower performance in school or acting out, and it is important that teachers understand why…
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