20 June 2012 0 Comments

Child custody and relocation

Share In today’s fast-moving society, a custodial parent may need to relocate to another county or state for any number of reasons, often because of a job opportunity or transfer. If you are the custodial parent and there is a custody order in place that allows for visitation with the non-custodial parent, you must petition […]

22 March 2012 0 Comments

Grandparents Issues

Share Are you a grandparent who has been denied visitation to your grandchildren because their parents have divorced?  In too many cases, the custodial parent cuts off visitation of the parents of the non-custodial parent from their grandchildren. You, as a grandparent, may have visitation rights even if it is against the parent’s wishes.  Did […]

9 March 2012 0 Comments

Relocation issues

ShareWith today’s fast-moving pace, including job loss and job transfers, a custodial parent may very well want to relocate to another state for any number of reasons.  What happens when there is a custody order in place that allows for visitation with the non-custodial parent?  If this is the case, the custodial parent must petition […]

26 October 2011 0 Comments

Serving divorce papers

ShareServing the papers on your spouse is the number one step in starting the divorce process.  Serving the papers yourself, is not a good idea unless you are on friendly terms. The initial paperwork is a divorce petition and needs to be filed with the family court in Riverside County.  Once your spouse receives the […]

14 September 2011 0 Comments

Non-parent visitation

ShareRecently I heard from someone that his daughter had died.  His son-in-law now has complete custody of the children, his grandchildren.  He will not allow my friend to see his grandchildren.  Is there anything that can be done? As a grandparent, you can petition the court for visitation rights.  The court needs to know that […]

29 March 2011 0 Comments

A grandparent’s right to visit

ShareIn California, a grandparent may have visitation rights even if it is against the parent’s wishes.  Did you know that anyone who has a relationship with a child in a family capacity can sue for visitation rights?  The court will award visitation only if it is in the best interest of the child.  The court […]

22 March 2011 0 Comments

When can a marriage be annulled?

ShareAn annulment is the legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void – even though a ceremony took place.  It erases the existence of the marriage.  The marriage is considered invalid, as though it never took place.  You must petition the court to declare your marriage void in order to be granted an annulment. […]