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Grandparent Visitation

Grandparents are often concerned about how their relationship with grandchildren will be impacted when parents divorce. Sometimes arranging visitation on an informal basis is not an option. In those cases, California Family Code provides opportunities for grandparents to formally request visitation with grandchildren under several different types of circumstances. (See for example, Family Code sections 3021, 3040–3041, 3100–3105, and 3120.) The parents retain their Constitutional and legal rights to make decisions regarding the care, custody, and control of their children and if grounds exist, the parent(s) can object to a grandparent's request for visitation. The U.S. Supreme Court has h

Thinking of representing yourself? Don't!

It always amazes me how many people contact my office wondering whether they are divorced. You're probably thinking what I'm always thinking: How could you NOT know whether or not you are divorced? 100% of these calls come from people who thought they could handle their divorce on their own, i.e. they were self-represented. I recently got such a call. In October of 1986, he and his (thought-to-be) ex wife filed a joint petition for Dissolution. Unfortunately, that's all either of them ever filed. They thought that was all that was needed. They didn't know any better. He wants to retire now and reached out to Social Security and his Pension plan to find out what steps he needs to take to coll

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