23 April 2013 0 Comments

Understanding custody cases & what they entail

Share As the divorce rate rises so does the child custody cases being filed. Child Custody cases can become more complex and challenging because they are negotiations between two parents, who have their own opinions on what they want for their children and what is better for them. Before you file for child custody become […]

12 April 2013 0 Comments

Drunken father abandoned his child

Share In Hollywood this past Saturday a drunken man was arrested telling the police that he was missing and that he’d left his son in the car alone. The police frantically searched and found the car 3 blocks away from the site where this man was arrested. He was taken in and booked, the child […]

20 March 2013 0 Comments

Unmarried couple & establishing paternity

Share As a parent you have rights and you have responsibilities. The law does not distinguish between married and unmarried parents, or between those who are heterosexual and those who are lesbian or gay. At Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, we help unmarried parents to legally establish paternity so that unresolved questions of child custody, […]

11 January 2013 0 Comments

What is supervised visitation?

Share Are you afraid to have your children spend time with your ex-spouse without anyone else with them?  If you have concerns about your children being in the care of their other parent, you can request that the visits be supervised. Supervised visitation is generally ordered in very few cases, such as when a parent […]

28 November 2012 0 Comments

Looking for your parental rights?

Share When there is an issue of paternity, there are also questions that need to be answered in order to protect the rights of all concerned. Being a father comes with rights and obligations.  Once paternity is established, the father has a right to see his child and become involved in his child’s life.  Even […]

10 October 2012 0 Comments

Refusing court orders

Share Are you refusing to follow court orders to provide for your children? Do you realize that your actions could place an unfair burden on your ex-spouse and your children?  How do you think he or she is going to afford the rent or house payments?  What about car expenses, food and school activities? Even […]

1 October 2012 0 Comments

A father’s rights

Share A father has the same parental rights as the mother has; his rights should never be compromised during a family law matter, such as a child custody dispute. Courts have begun rewarding child custody and child support payments to fathers because a father is just as important in a child’s life as his or […]

7 June 2012 0 Comments

Planning for children with special needs

Share When a couple has a child with special needs, they must plan their estate carefully to benefit that child after their death.  They must consider the issues involved in developing an estate plan when the future of their child must be taken into account. Estate planning should be done regardless of the size of […]

5 June 2012 0 Comments

Your rights as a parent

Share Although a husband and wife have similar objectives in a divorce, there are few issues that affect mothers and fathers in a disproportionate manner. An important issue for a mother to face is economic equality.  Even though more and more women work full time today, there are still many who stay at home and […]

21 March 2012 0 Comments

Your children versus your new wife

Share Did you know that one of the most common estate issues brought before a judge involves children from the first marriage versus the new wife? Neither the children nor the new wife sees the other as the deserving party to the estate.  This can become a bitter battle for all concerned.  The children are […]