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Do Children Have A Choice In Custody Disputes?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

When you are going through a divorce that involves children or separating from the person you share a child with, you can create a parenting plan with the other parent.  To do this, you and your ex-partner must agree about the terms of the plan including when you will each spend time with the… Read More »

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What To Do When Your Ex-Spouse Wants To Move Abroad With Your Child

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

The life you and your spouse have during the divorce process may not be the same life you live post-divorce. People sometimes move to be closer to family, for a new job, or simply just to get a fresh start in life. In most cases, these moves still make child custody visitation possible. However,… Read More »

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Are Children Allowed To Refuse Visitation In Santa Clara County?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Child custody orders are legally-binding and there are harsh penalties for parents who choose not to comply with them. What happens, though, when a child refuses visitation? Children may at first show reluctance to visit a non-custodial parent before flat out refusing to go. So, is this allowed by the courts in California, and… Read More »

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When To Seek A Child Custody Modification

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Once all terms of a divorce, including property division and child custody, have been resolved, the judge overseeing the case will issue a divorce decree. The divorce decree outlines the terms, as well as each party’s rights and responsibilities after the divorce. The terms outlined in the divorce decree are final and legally binding… Read More »

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Does A California Judge Have To Adhere To A “50/50” Split Of Parenting Time?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Ideally, parents who decide to divorce can come together and negotiate an acceptable schedule for sharing custody. Of course, the court is the final arbiter of what arrangements are in the “best interests” of the child. And if a dispute does later arise, say as to whether to modify a previously agreed upon schedule,… Read More »

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Understanding The Best Interests Of The Child In Santa Clara County

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In any divorce case that involves children, custody issues are some of the most contentious. Feeling uncertain and filled with worry at this time is natural, as you are likely very concerned about the outcome of your custody case. Knowing what a judge will consider during child custody hearings can help you better understand… Read More »

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