Child Custody

Developing a Shared Parenting Plan

If you share children with another parent, you will eventually need to resolve custody issues and work on the terms of a marital settlement agreement or a parenting agreement.  Even in the...
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COVID-19 and Child Relocation

The pandemic has resulted in a major migration for many people. In the last nine months alone, more than eight million people have uprooted and moved back in with family or to...
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Same-Sex Marriage Divorce and Child Custody Disputes

The landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in 2015 by the U.S. Supreme Court, granted long overdue rights to same-sex couples. These rights include the right to marry, and consequently, the...
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Holiday Visitation Disputes in the COVID-19 Era

If you split shared physical custody of your children with your ex-spouse or former partner, do you have a working agreement regarding holidays like Hanukkah or Christmas? If you do have holiday...
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Set for Family Law Trial? How to Avoid it.

What are the alternatives to conducting a Divorce or Custody Trial? For financial issues concerning property, support, or attorney fees, a trial is completely avoided by the development and negotiation...
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What is a Family Law Trial?

A trial is a full hearing concerning disputed issues involving witnesses and other admissible evidence. At the end of the trial, the judge will make a ruling. Hughes Law Group...
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Is what I tell a divorce lawyer confidential?

This is a common question we get at Hughes Law Group. Tell your divorce attorney your true concerns and be candid with your goals and your reasons. It is essential...
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What issues can be resolved in a California divorce?

The Family Court is a Court of limited jurisdiction. It does not involve all disputes between married persons. In general, the Family Court is limited to resolving issues of child...
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Our Position on Initial Custody Requests

Clients hire attorneys that they believe will increase their likelihood of “winning” and who also reflect the client’s philosophical viewpoint. If you don’t agree with ours, ask yourself if you...
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The Destruction of Disparaging Comments

In my practice of Family Law for twenty five years, I’ve heard several judges give “the speech” to child custody litigants that refuse to recognize the destruction that their negative...
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