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Splitting Your Child’s Summer Schedules with Your Ex-Spouse

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 15, 2023 in Child Custody

Coordinating summer schedules for children can be challenging for divorced parents. It is necessary to effectively split summer schedules with your co-parent to reduce potential conflict. Take a moment to explore some practical strategies and considerations that can help you navigate a smooth and positive summer experience with your children and more

Navigating the Split of a Child’s School Sports and Extracurricular Activities in Divorce

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on June 30, 2023 in Child Custody

Divorce involving children can bring about many challenges, including a child’s school sports and extracurricular activities. If you need assistance navigating this complex process, contact Mattis Law, A.P.C., a top-tier San Diego family law firm, for a free initial more

What Parental Presumption Means for Your Case

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on May 30, 2023 in Child Custody

Parental presumption is a legal doctrine that is significant in California custody cases. It is presumed to be in a child’s best interests to have frequent and continuing contact with both parents unless evidence indicates otherwise. Parental presumption is based on California Family Code Section 3011. This law outlines the factors courts must consider in determining the best interests of the more

Splitting Custody During School Breaks

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 20, 2023 in Child Custody

For divorced parents, splitting time with a child during school breaks can be challenging. Both parents want to spend time with a child, so how do they decide who can take them on vacation or sign them up for camp? These are issues that should be planned in advance to avoid conflict so parents and their children know what to expect. Keep reading to find out how to effectively split custody during your child’s school more

Minor’s Counsel 101

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 10, 2023 in Child Custody

Minors usually do not testify in child custody cases in California. Instead of having children speak in court or directly to a judge, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the child’s interests in a family law case. Minor’s counsel is designed to provide a neutral voice for the child without pressuring the child to favor one parent over another or in any way compromising the well-being of the more

Settling School Choice Disagreements for Divorcees

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on March 20, 2023 in Child Custody

If you are in the middle of a divorce and have children, there is a good chance of a dispute between you and your spouse. The areas of conflict often include whether the children will continue to attend the same school or if a change is necessary. Resolving this matter amicably is crucial for the well-being of your children, so you should consider hiring a skilled San Diego family law attorney as soon as possible to help you navigate your case. At Mattis Law, A.P.C., our top-tier firm is prepared to provide the guidance you more

How to Fight a Child Protective Services Decision

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 20, 2023 in Child Custody

Child Protective Services (CPS) is under the California Department of Social Services. It is the state’s intervention system to stop child abuse and neglect. The goal of CPS is to ensure that children are safe in their homes and to find new solutions for children who are unsafe. CPS is required to act on any report it receives of suspected child abuse or neglect. It will investigate, intervene as needed, and provide whatever services the child needs to be more

How Piqui’s Law Affects Custody Hearings

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 10, 2023 in Child Custody

California SB 616 is known as Piqui’s Law. It was passed unanimously by the State Assembly in August 2022. This bill is designed to protect innocent children from domestic violence and child abuse during custody disputes. It was named in honor of a five-year-old boy named Piqui who was murdered by his father in Los Angeles during a custody dispute in 2017. Piqui’s mother, Ana Estevez, reportedly fought hard in family court to protect her child from her abusive ex-husband, but the court refused to stop more

Custody Disputes That Cross State Borders

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on December 20, 2022 in Child Custody

As a caring and concerned parent, you will want to keep your child nearby even after separating from your ex-spouse. Trying to keep your child nearby can be a huge challenge, especially if you are no longer in a relationship with your co-parent. You will likely have conflicting interests with them as they also want to keep the child nearby. When you live in different homes, and your lives diverge, determining child custody can be complicated and more

What If One of a Child’s Separated Parents Passes Away?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on December 10, 2022 in Child Custody

Divorce and everything associated with it can significantly affect your child’s mental well-being. Sharing custody with your ex-spouse often makes things better for your children as they will grow up with the love and care of both parents. However, if your ex-spouse passes away, you may wonder how custody is more

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