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What Parental Rights Do Sex Offenders Have?

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

Child custody is complicated under any circumstances, and even more so when a parent is a registered sex offender. A sex offense conviction can have a significant affect on parental rights. If a parent is a registered sex offender or convicted of a sexual act against a minor, the court could deny both custody and visitation, while still requiring that parent to pay child support.read more

Halloween/Trick-or-Treating Custody Agreements

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

Halloween is a time of joy for children. When co-parenting, both parents usually want to be included in the festivities. Unlike Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other major holidays, Halloween may be left out of the parenting plan. Advance planning can make it possible for everyone to enjoy Halloween and trick-or-treating.read more

How To Best Co-Parent With Someone Who Is Bipolar

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

Bipolar disorder is a very complex mental illness that can have serious effects on a person’s everyday life. Mood swings are prevalent, and can often make the person extremely unpredictable and volatile.

If you have concerns regarding co-parenting with somebody who is suffering from bipolar disorder, it is wise to seek the advice of an attorney to create a situation that benefits everyone.read more

Co-Parenting With An Addict

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

The pressures and worries of co-parenting can be scary enough. However, throw addiction into the mix, and you have the recipe for a highly stressful situation. An addict’s habits can have a major impact on those around them, including their children. Your first instinct might be to try and prevent the addicted parent from seeing the children, but that can raise concerns about damaging the child’s relationship with a parent.read more

How Does Your Income Level Affect a Custody Case?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 15, 2022 in Child Custody

Decisions regarding child custody are made by the court based on what is considered to be in the best interests of the child. The income of each parent also plays a role in the court’s decision. While a parent with significant financial resources offers a child more opportunities, the financial status of the parent will have more of an impact on court decisions regarding child and spousal support than in decisions regarding child custody. 

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Will Marijuana Affect My Custody Claim?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on March 1, 2022 in Child Custody

The landscape of the culture regarding marijuana is changing, along with how the public views marijuana and its users. Nevertheless, legal marijuana use could have an impact on a child custody case. In the criminal arena, after recreational use of cannabis became legal in California, many pending misdemeanor possession cases were dropped. In family court, however, it is a different matter, and marijuana use could still arise as an issue.

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Which Social Media Posts Will Hurt Your Custody Case?

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

Your social media posts could impact the outcome of a child custody case. A parent who posts negative content about the other parent on social media may experience consequences that could be avoided. Your best approach is to avoid posting anything on social media, whether images, comments, or any other data until the custody matter is resolved. You can expect that your social media accounts will be reviewed by the other parent’s legal representation.read more

How Will a Court Consider a Child’s Mental Health?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 5, 2022 in Child Custody, Divorce

The mental health of both parents and children can play a role in a court decision regarding child custody. It is well-known that parents’ mental health has an impact on children, and that healthy development is linked to the care and support the parents provide. If a parent is dealing with a mental health condition, it is often more difficult to provide what children need.read more

Child Kidnapping – Is the Danger at Home?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Child Custody

When children go missing in America, the culprit is usually a family member, not a stranger.read more

How to Respond to Parental Alienation

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Child Custody

No one will tell you that sharing joint custody with an ex is a cakewalk, but disputes between the parents should never impact their relationships with the children.

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