24Oct

PART 2: Grandparent Custody Rights and the Law

By Jenny Bain / October 24, 2015 / Children, Family Law / No Comments

Family court offers resources for grandparents seeking physical or legal custody of a grandchild. This is the second installment of a two-part blog on grandparent visitation and grandparent custody rights. We have previously explored the method by which a grandparent can obtain court-ordered visitation. There is a separate procedure one must follow through the family […]

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17Oct

PART 1: Grandparent Visitation Rights and the Law

By Jenny Bain / October 17, 2015 / Children, Family Law / No Comments

Family court offers resources for grandparents seeking rights to visit their grandchildren. It is a common misconception that grandparents do not have rights to visit with or have custody of their grandchildren absent an extraordinary circumstance. Some have heard they can apply for guardianship of a grandchild through the probate court system, or apply for […]

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11Oct

The Hague Convention: International Child Abduction in California Divorce and Custody Cases

By Neil Forester / October 11, 2015 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

When facing cross-border child custody disputes, the Hague court determines which country gets to make the orders. We live in a mobile society, and that mobility can take families all over the world – for work, for play, or for a combination of the two. Traveling the world can be immensely enriching, particularly for children, and […]

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