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Category: Unmarried Parents

CARLSBAD DIVORCE LAWYER AND MEDIATOR REVEALS A SECRET ABOUT YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE

Here’s a little secret about California’s child custody laws: Like other “family” laws, child custody and visitation laws are not designed to be fair to parents. Instead, the basic principle of child custody laws is known as the “best interest of the child’ standard. When making decisions on your child custody matter, your family law …

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Unbundled Services Give You Professional Legal Help Without the Huge Attorney Price Tag

 This is Thomas Ferreira, your divorce and child custody lawyer and mediator in Carlsbad, California. I just got back from back-to-school orientation for my boys. I took this task on even though my ex-wife has the kids this week, applying my core strategy of being nice and building trust. Now I’d like to move …

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CHILD CUSTODY SECRET: KNOWING WHEN THE COURT CAN HELP YOU, AND WHEN IT CAN’T.

Thomas Ferreira here, divorce and child custody mediator in North San Diego County.  I want to let you in on a strategic secret that can save you thousands in lawyer costs and untold grief. I have a question for those of you who are divorcing, have a paternity case pending or a support case pending: …

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SHARING KIDS WHEN YOU USED TO LIVE TOGETHER: HOW TO START OFF WELL.

You’ve had about all you can take, and you’ve decided to move out of your girlfriend’s house.  But there’s a little problem, one that weighs about 25 pounds and follows you around a lot—your 2-year-old son with her. Or on the other side, you’ve asked him to leave, but you know that your little girl …

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HOW UNMARRIED FATHERS CAN INSURE THEIR PLACE WITH THE KIDS AFTER THE BREAKUP

Greetings from Thomas Ferreira, your child custody, family, divorce and support mediator and lawyer serving California cities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, San Diego and surrounding areas. With marriage becoming less popular among men and women of parenting age, the question of parenting children after the breakup has become a popular subject of litigation.  …

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