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Family Law Attorney 101: What You Need to Know About Child Custody in California

Child Custody Attorney Roseville

In this post, we’re going to help you understand some legal ramifications when dealing with the sharing of parenting responsibilities. Often times, you will hear the phrases “custody” and “visitation” used in separation and divorce cases, but there are a couple of distinctions we must make here: “Child custody” refers to the rights and responsibilities between parents for taking care of their children, while “visitation” refers to the way in which each parent will spend time with the children. In the Golden State, either parent can have custody of the children or the parents can share custody, with a judge making...

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How Winter Creates Child Custody Issues

Even the best-crafted custody agreement does not take into consideration every single situation that could possibly arise. In these circumstances, you must often make a judgement call; case in point: Your child is running a high fever, making it not in his or her best interest that he or she return to you for your designated custodial time. With winter upon us, you may also find yourself required by your custody order to exchange your child in the midst of a snowstorm or, worse, a blizzard; again, you should use your best judgement in deciding whether to follow the custody agreement. Here...

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Child Custody: What Should a Parent Expect?

Child Custody Law Roseville

Custody battles, especially for primary custody, can be one of the most challenging and embittering parts of a divorce or separation. There are so many misconceptions that it can be tricky to get the facts straight – and sometimes those facts can change between states, as well. This is why if you are pursuing primary custody of your child, it is important to retain a lawyer specializing in family law and/or custody. We can tell you from vast experience that few family law issues are as vital to a family unit as child custody concerns; ultimately, a custody outcome determines the...

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A New Normal in the Age of COVID 19

Family Law Teleconference

There are no two ways about it: The world is a scary place right now, what with the continuation of the sweeping Coronavirus pandemic and global violence that has broken out for a variety of socioeconomic and political reasons. We’re not here to throw more gasoline on that fire of fear – plenty of outlets and organizations have accomplished that already; rather, we are going to shine a light of hope and salvation in these uncertain times with regard to our specialty, family law, and inform our valued client base that we are still here for them via teleconferencing. McKean Family...

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Affect Your Child Support

Child Support and Covid 19

The global pandemic known as Coronavirus (or COVID 19) has wreaked havoc not only on the medical elements of society, but on millions of working people who have either lost their employment or their own businesses. While many people aren’t really thinking about it, this worldwide emergency has begun to affect every corner of law, as well, including family law matters such as child support. At the heart of all this is what we touched on above – the challenges faced by those who have lost employment or a significant reduction of income. If you are currently paying support and your...

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Finding the Best Family Law Attorney in Roseville

Family Law Sacramento

Deciding on a family law attorney is no easy task, but there are a number of attorneys in California who are capable of representing you properly – the key is doing your homework in the form of asking the right questions before you hire anyone. In the case of a divorce lawyer, choosing the right divorce attorney is the first crucial step of the divorce process (and the same tactic applies to finding a quality child custody lawyer). Methods When it comes to seeking out the most effective practitioners of family law Roseville has to offer, there are three fundamental ways to...

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What to Do When Your Partner Stops Paying Child Support

Child Support Issues

In the world of relationships, nothing is worse – outside of perhaps learning that your partner has been engaging in extramarital affairs – than a spouse refusing to pay child support. It’s a stress and headache no one needs, especially in this day and age of added life complexities, but if it happens you have to know how to deal with it. That’s where our blog you’re about to read comes into play. It is our experience that the majority of parents want to support their children, both financially and emotionally, whether they are married to one another or not. When certain...

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The Ins-and-Outs of Legal Separation in California

Legal Separation in California

Unbeknownst to a significant number of residents living in the Golden State, filing for legal separation is similar to the divorce process, the primary difference being that the parties’ marital status does not end upon division of marital assets and debts. Put succinctly, the “legal separation” process in California allows couples to lead separate lives, though the marital status isn’t eradicated; the petitioner must file a petition for legal separation, and the respondent must file a response – or the matter proceeds by default. What’s more, both parties must exchange disclosures, which are considered mandatory, and the same process applies...

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Top Five Tips for Finding a Divorce Lawyer

There are few things in life as messy as a divorce. From the ranges of emotions that raise stress to unparalleled levels to the toll the entire process places on everyone involved, including children, separation of husband and wife is just a cruel reality we sometimes find ourselves in. When it comes time to find the right lawyer for your particular needs, it’s imperative that you are armed with all the essentials necessary – after all, this is a legal battle that both sides want to win, for a myriad of reasons. In this post, we’re going to share our...

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Understanding the Basics of Family Law: How Does it Differ from Other Types?

Family Law Reoseville Ca

Put succinctly as possible, family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations, with most practices focusing on representing clients in a divorce – and dealing with the issues usually attached to divorce, such as division of marital property, child support/custody and alimony. Family lawyers are also responsible for drafting postnuptial and prenuptial agreements and litigating related matters; there are some family attorneys that represent perpetrators or victims of domestic violence in civil protection order proceedings (and defend clients accused of domestic violence in criminal proceedings). Further, guardianship/adoption, juvenile delinquency and child abuse/neglect all fall under the category of family law,...

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