Category Archives: Best Interest

Can Attorney Fees be Awarded in a Grandparent Visitation Case in California?

In family law proceedings, a California court can require one party to pay the other party’s attorney fees. In Stuard v. Stuard, the family court ordered an adult son to pay his parents’ attorney fees when his parents filed a … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Custody in California

The Fourth Appellate District Court addressed whether a finding of domestic violence prohibits the perpetrator from having joint or legal custody of the minor children. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE CUSTODY DISPUTE The parties were in the process of getting … Continue reading

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Grandparent Visitation Rights in California?

In the case of Hoag v. Diedjomahor, the court was asked to determine whether it would be in a minor’s child’s best interest to order grandmother visitation. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR VISITATION Mother and father … Continue reading

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In California, Visitation is Based Upon the Best Interest of the Child and is not Contingent on the Payment of Child Support.

In Camacho v. Camacho, the appellate court addressed whether a family law judge could limit a non-custodial parent’s visitation with the child until the parent pays child support and undergoes psychiatric therapy. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE CUSTODY DISPUTE The … Continue reading

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Can a Court Hear Testimony from a Nine Year Old Child About his Desire to Live in the United States?

In the custody case of Escobar v. Flores, the judge determined that it was in the best interest of the minor child to live in the United states after the judge interviewed the nine year old child and found that … Continue reading

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