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Making a child custody hearing more convenient

Parents in California or any other state who get divorced generally have the ability to retain a relationship with their children. In most cases, a judge will determine who has custody of the child as well as the rights of the noncustodial parent. However, it is possible that a child custody hearing will be scheduled at an inconvenient time or in an inconvenient location. Fortunately, parents may be able to appear at a hearing by phone or by video.

Why joint custody is becoming more popular

Traditionally, mothers usually got sole custody of their kids after a divorce. However, over the past three decades, it has become more common for parents to share custody of their children. Generally speaking, most child custody cases in California and throughout the country start by assuming that joint custody rights are in the child's best interest. In some cases, a parent may be entitled to legal custody without being granted physical custody rights.

Divorce involves finding answers to many questions

The decision to divorce is a double-edged sword. You may feel that you could lead a much happier life if you were no longer married, but ending your marriage will also come with many life changes that could be difficult to handle at first. Still, you and many other California residents may feel willing to take this risk.

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