Law Offices of Hannah E. Sims, LL.M.
Oakland Certified Family Law Specialist

February 2018 Archives

Divorce and a place to live

Settling on a place to live during a divorce and afterwards can be a difficult decision for some California residents who are ending their marriage. The usual options include remaining in the current home, renting a home or purchasing a new place. There are multiple factors to consider before making a final decision about where to live.

Navigating shared parenting in child custody cases

When California parents of young children go through a divorce, the primary concern is often how to handle child custody. There are many commonly held perceptions about shared parenting and its effect on children that can undermine positive efforts to achieve a workable custody schedule. While decisions about custody are generally framed as being in the best interests of the child, the phrase can be vague and unclear.

Collaboration leads to healther divorce outcomes

California parents headed for divorce court may be able to avoid an ugly fight if both parties are focused and make use of available resources. In the middle of a painful divorce, there could be temptation to extract revenge through the legal system, but doing so often puts children in the middle of a dispute between the two people they love the most. No divorce is pleasant, but keeping focus on the children involved will generally improve the actions and decisions of the parents during even the most unpleasant breakups. Learning to work together with the goal of child welfare allows parents to get past the hurt and work toward a common goal.

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