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James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Recent Posts in Child Custody Category

09.08.2016
How Will a DUI Affect a Child Custody Ruling?

During any divorce case, the judge will take the children’s best interests into account when making any sort of child custody ruling, and that includes looking into the driving records of all parties involved. One key part of a driving record ...

08.26.2016
How Will Infidelity or Adultery Affect My Divorce Case?

Even though adultery can end a relationship in a heartbeat, it may not have the same dramatic effect on your divorce case depending on which state you live in. California is one of a number of states that allow for “no fault” divorce ...

07.29.2016
How Is Paternity Established?

Only in the rarest of cases do courts need to determine who the mother of a child is; nine months of pregnancy and hours of labor leading to the child’s birth tends to be a pretty strong indicator. Paternity, on the other hand, can be much ...

07.11.2016
Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases

Divorce proceedings can become contentious, especially when the court needs to determine who will be granted custody of any children involved. A common way that a parent may attempt to secure custody rights is to prove that the other parent cannot ...

07.01.2016
Reasons a Parent Would Get Supervised Visits Over Custody

Custody battles in a divorce can often become contentious when both parents have a vested interest in keeping their children in their lives. Because courts and experts agree that the best case scenario for children is to have their parents remain as ...

05.17.2016
What Happens to a Custody Agreement When You Move Out of State?

As hard as it was during the divorce, your life has settled down to the point where you’ve moved on, and you’re ready to move to greener pastures. But what happens if the pastures you’re moving to are in a different state from your ...

04.29.2016
Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

The American Psychiatric Association recognizes parental alienation syndrome (PAS) as a dysfunction in the child-parent and parent-parent relationship. Occurring in hostile marriages, separations, and divorces, PAS involves one parent (the alienator) ...

04.25.2016
Co-Parenting Time: How to Make the Most of Summer Vacation

Summer vacations are a time for you and your family to step outside, take a break, and enjoy the warm weather together. Many families go out of town, while others choose to enjoy local amenities. Summer vacations are a time to create new and ...

04.15.2016
Child Custody Do's & Don'ts for Divorcing Parents

During contentious custody battles, what you do and don’t do makes the biggest difference. The court will be evaluating you and your spouse on parenting styles to determine who is a better fit to care for the children. In most cases, parents ...

03.29.2016
How to Get Full Child Custody

A Guide to Sole Child Custody in Rancho Cucamonga If you live in California and you want full custody of your child, you may face an uphill battle. While the courts do consider the best interests of the child, they also consider a number of other ...

03.25.2016
Building a Case for Full Custody

Determining child custody can be emotionally draining and stressful. While it is better for parents to mutually consent to a custody plan, many times their views differ on whom the more capable guardian is. If parents cannot decide on how custody ...

01.28.2016
Nearly Twenty Years of Experience to Support Your Case

When it comes to finding a lawyer for anything, it can often be overwhelming trying to decipher who is the best choice for you. A countless number of attorneys distribute advertisements proclaiming they are the best and they can help you. While this ...

10.20.2015
Can I Get Child Custody If I Frequently Travel?

Working full time and raising a child can be difficult. When a couple is divorcing, working parents may wonder whether the court will grant them custody of their child if they need to travel a lot. The answer to this is maybe. It depends on the ...

09.17.2015
What Are the Types of Child Custody Arrangements?

Ensuring Stability for Your Children Child custody is one of the most emotional steps in any divorce proceeding. Rightfully so, because it decides how your children will be raised and affected by your divorce. However, while child custody is a ...

08.17.2015
What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation can occur during high conflict marriages, separations, and divorces. It is a group of behaviors exhibited by the parents that negatively affect their child’s emotional and mental well-being. It can occur during arguments or ...

09.15.2014
Modifying Family Law Court Orders In California

Our Rancho Cucamonga family law attorneys have helped numerous individuals and families navigate the complexities of their legal journeys. Aside from providing our clients with comprehensive and personalized support during the divorce process, we ...

08.04.2014
How is Child Support Calculated?

In any type of family law case – and especially in those involving divorce – a great deal of attention is given to children, if and when they are involved. The standard in family law courts is that the best interests of a child must be ...

02.21.2011
What Rights Do I Have If I Am A Registered Domestic Partner?

Pursuant to section 297.5 of the California Family Code, persons who are registered as a domestic partner shall have the same rights, protections, benefits and shall have the same obligations as those granted to and imposed upon spouses. This means ...

02.10.2011
What Is A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is defined by the Family Code as abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, dating relationship, a child of a party, or any other blood relative. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order prohibiting ...

01.17.2011
What Factors Are Used To Determine Child Custody?

Often times, child custody is the most emotional and sensitive issue when people are going through a divorce or paternity action. The emotional scars are not only borne by the parents, but the children as well. Through all the fighting and ...

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