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DHS Took My Child During My Ex’s Week due to a Neighbor Complaint

DHS took my child away during my ex’s week because neighbors complained about abuse and neglect. Formal intervention by California Department of Human Services (DHS) into child custody is virtually always disconcerting to everyone involved. However, it is vitally important to keep a level head to minimize emotional trauma to your minor child. DHS took… Read more>>

My ex won’t let me take our child out of the country for vacation

Child custody issues continue to dominate family court dockets for disputes over the right of each parent to spend time with their children in various activities. One of the most controversial issues is whether one of the parents in a shared custody arrangement can take a child out of the country on vacation, for example…. Read more>>

My Job Hours Are Changing. Can I Change My Visitation Hours?

When two parents become divorced, custody of the children is usually given to one of the parents or the other. Visitation hours will then be set up for the parent who does not have custody. How does a change in your job hours affect your visitation rights? Informal Vs. Court-Ordered Visitation Ideally, when child custody… Read more>>

Child Custody For Divorced Parents That Live Far Apart

“Better to do good at home than to go far away to burn incense.” -Amelia Earhart When parents divorce and one of them moves to a distant place, what happens to the parenting plan?  How can joint custody work when a “move-away” makes your reasonable plan impractical, if not impossible to fulfill? Child custody for… Read more>>

Child custody dispute results in mother fleeing with children

Posted on behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, March 7, 2014. This child custody dispute out of Florida may shock you if you’ve been concerned about your custody rights, especially because a parent was able to take her children as far as California… Read more>>

Bode Miller child custody case raises questions for women

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Bode Miller Child Custody Case is Raising Concerns When it comes to child custody cases, things can get difficult. During different times in a pregnancy, a woman may be more likely to receive more… Read more>>

Child custody may be given more often to stay-at-home parent

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014. As the difference in parenting styles emerge, more fathers seem to be staying home in comparison to the past, and that means more women are turning into the breadwinners. Why is this important to… Read more>>

California news reports celebs battling over child custody

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Reality TV Celebs Battling Child Custody If you’ve been a fan of reality TV, you’ve probably heard of “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” a show about a family with a pair of twins and… Read more>>

Two boys abducted by their mother returned to Southern California

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Friday, January 3, 2014. Abducted Boys Returned The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has filed charges after abducted boys returned after being taken to Europe by their mother. The charges were filed against a Slovakian woman, a legal… Read more>>

California father fights for visitation

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Friday, December 20, 2013. California Father Fights for Visitation A mother from Orange County is fighting against her estranged husband having unsupervised visits with the couple’s two young children. The husband, who is a former history teacher, is… Read more>>


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