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Tag Archives: Child visitation

When Visitation is Supervised in California

By Andy Cook |

Last night, I was watching a television drama.  Indirectly, the show made reference to one or more characters having to have visitation with their children on a supervised basis.  That means a third party, usually a professional, shadows the parent and child to make sure the child is safe during the visitation and that… Read More »

Child Visitation Isn’t For Everyone in California

By Andy Cook |

Is a California judge allowed to deny child visitation to a father even if the visitation is supervised. Answer: yes. That’s the message from the Court of Appeal in In re T.M., which was decided last month but certified for publication this week. In T.M., a seven-year-old boy’s mother had died. Years went by,… Read More »

Court limits child visitation time of perpetrator of domestic violence

By Andy Cook |

California Family Code section 3044 says that a parent who has committed domestic violence against the other parent within five years is not allowed to have sole –or even joint– physical or legal custody of the parties’ children, unless the perpetrating parent proves by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she should,… Read More »

California Mom Loses Custody of Daughter in Divorce Court

By Andy Cook |

How does a mother in southern California with primary physical custody of the parties’ eight year old daughter lose that custody?  By behaving badly. At least that was the conclusion of a Riverside County judge who entered an order in August, 2013 awarding custody to the girl’s father, who resides in Idaho.  And today,… Read More »

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