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50/50 Custody

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jun 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

So you want 50/50 Custody I think the most common phrase I hear when a parent comes into my office to talk about child custody is the phrase 50/50 custody. And when I am representing my client before the court, I try to always warn them to not use this phrase unless they want to hear a somewhat...

Best Interests of the Parent?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Best Interests of the Parents vs. Best Interests of the Child This article has to do with parents taking care of themselves in order to place themselves in the best position to take good care of their kids. We hear the phrase “best interest of the child” virtually every time we walk into family ...

How to Get an Emergency Custody Order in California

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Oct 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, child custody is a matter of safety. But custody agreements don't usually happen overnight and could the child's wellbeing in a state of flux during court proceedings. In California, you can request an emergency child custody or visitation order to protect your child from harm. "When ...

Paternity Action

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is a Paternity Action? When two people have a child together when they aren't married, one of the parents must file a paternity action with the court in order to establish who the legal father is. A paternity action is similar to a family law divorce case, to the extent that child custody a...

Know Your Child Custody Case!

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you want to request child custody orders from the court it is important to understand what the court looks at in order to determine what arrangement will work best for your children. The court takes the position that the orders are for your children and what is in their best interest. The Fam...

Aunt, grandparents of 2 kids facing off over custody

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Nov 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

A child custody dispute between the California sister of an accused murderer and the parents of the victim was set for a hearing in a California courtroom. The sister of the man accused of killing his live-in partner and the mother of his two children has petitioned for custody of the couple's bo...

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