26 May 2014 0 Comments

Settlement Reached in Modern Family Star Guardianship Case

ShareThis past Monday, a settlement was reached in the ongoing guardianship case for actress Ariel Winter. It was ruled that the sixteen-year-old Modern Family star would continue to live with her older sister. The agreement was made when the actress’s mother, Chrisoula Workman, said she would drop the objections as long as her daughter watched […]

8 May 2013 0 Comments

Visitation Agreement Rights

Share I don’t know how many times I have heard, “I want to see my children more” – during or after divorce proceedings. Some of the most contested issues of a divorce are child custody and visitation.  Every parent has the right to visit with his or her children – unless a formal court ruling […]

20 August 2012 0 Comments

Does a grandparent have rights?

Share Is your son or daughter going through a bad divorce?  Are you a grandparent who is concerned about spending time with your grandchildren?  Most grandparents find the idea of not seeing their grandchildren intolerable. Just because the parents of your grandchildren have decided to pursue separate lives does not mean that you should have […]

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 November 2011 0 Comments

Child visitation rights

ShareSome of the most contested issues of a divorce involve child visitation rights.  Both parents want custody of their child and they fight for the right, which leads to an emotionally charged legal battle.  When the parents cannot come to an agreement, the court will decide for them. When the court decides on custody and […]

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 […]

4 August 2011 0 Comments

Divorce and the family dog

ShareAn animal lover will fight for custody of his or her pet – even during divorce proceedings.  Pets are often viewed and treated as children in families – they are more than a possession.  They hold a special place in our heart.  The thought of not seeing a pet every day can be very upsetting. […]

1 August 2011 0 Comments

Grandparents have visitation rights

ShareWhen a couple divorces it should not interfere with grandparents seeing their grandchildren.  Right?  Wrong.  Many times the parent with primary custody does not want his or her ex-spouse’s parents to see the children.  She wants nothing to do with that side of the family. California law allows anyone who has a pre-existing relationship with […]

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 […]