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joint vs sole custody
Joint Custody vs Sole Custody

The State of California considers both parents to be equally responsible for the care and wellbeing of their children, to have the right to spend time with their children, and to have the right to make decisions concerning how their children are to be raised. It...

child refuses
What do I do when my child refuses court ordered visitation with me?

John A. Moran, Ph.D., Tyler Sullivan & Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D. have written a short and exceptionally easy to understand and implement guidebook for dealing with children who reject a parent. We highly recommend Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap:  Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent...

How Can I Keep Our Divorce from Impacting Our Children?

The decision you make about the process you are going to use for getting divorced is the first decision you will make to limit the impact on your children. Not all clients are aware that they have choices because not all attorneys educate their clients...

California’s Divorce: A Beginner’s Guide

Founding Partner, Kimberly A. Madigan, CFLS was recently interviewed by Jason Crowley, CFA, CFP, CDFA.  For a link to the interview, please visit https://www.survivedivorce.com/california-divorce-a-beginners-guide....

EMERGENCY SCREENINGS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY FAMILY COURTS

What Is an Emergency Screening? An Emergency Screening is ordered to assist the court in determining the health, safety, welfare, and best interests of the child regarding the current emergency related to child custody and visitation.  An Emergency Screening is an urgently needed and time limited...

Holiday Tips for Divorcing Families

Make a detailed holiday plan and keep the children informed of the plan. Planning and predictability helps children cope with the often-intense emotions and expectations of the holidays. Be open and flexible. Although it is important to have a detailed and specific plan, changes...

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