Southern California Family Law Blog

The daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain will no longer be in the custody of Courtney Love. KTLA reported that 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain will now be under the temporary guardianship of her father’s mother (grandmother) and sister (aunt). The court order is in place until February but doesn’t give the girl’s grandmother or aunt any access to her trust that was set up by her father. The report did not give any reasons for the change in guardianship.

Temporary guardianship is the first step in pursuing permanent guardianship of a child when it is believed that the minor needs immediate help. The temporary guardianship order stays in effect for 30 days or until the date of the general hearing. At that time, court proceedings will determine who should be given guardianship of the minor. A court can grant guardianship of a child and/or the child’s estate.

If you or a loved one is seeking guardianship of a minor, the family law attorneys at Wallin and Klarich can help you through the process. Our experienced California family law attorneys can provide you with legal advice and will be your advocate in a family law court. If you’re thinking of hiring an attorney for a guardianship, call us today at 1-888-749-7428 for a consultation, or fill out the online case evaluation form to the right.

5 Things You Must do to Prepare for a Custody Dispute: Part 5

In other posts, we discussed the first, second, third, and fourth tips that you should follow when preparing to work with a lawyer for your child custody and/or visitation issue in court. Let’s go on to the fifth and final tip.

Fifth

Remember that the vast majority of family law lawyers charge an hourly rate. The more work they do, the more you will end up having t… Continue Reading.......

Five Things You Must do to Prepare for a Custody Dispute: Part 4

In other posts, we discussed the first, second, and third tips that you should follow when preparing to work with a lawyer for your child custody and/or visitation issue in court. Let’s go on to the fourth tip.

Fourth

Have a plan. If you want more time with your child, make sure you think about how much more time, and when you propose to have that extra time. Saturd… Continue Reading.......

5 Things You Must do to Prepare for a Custody Dispute: Part 3

In other posts, we discussed the first and second tips that you should follow when preparing to work with a lawyer for your child custody and/or visitation issue in court. Let’s go on to the third tip.

Third

Write down everything you want to say. It is not enough to just say it—you need to write it. Make sure your statement is well organized by dividing it into sect… Continue Reading.......

5 Things You Must do to Prepare for a Custody Dispute: Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed the first tip that you should follow when preparing to work with a lawyer for your child custody and/or visitation issue in court. Let’s go on to the second tip.

Second

Remember that if you want to criticize the other parent about some aspect of his or her parenting, make sure you can prove that you are doing well in that aspect of… Continue Reading.......

5 Things You Must do to Prepare for a Custody Dispute: Part 1

If you are about to go through a custody and visitation battle in court, you might be looking for a family lawyer to represent you. If so, here are some points of advice that you should follow to make sure you are prepared for your consultation with a child custody and visitation lawyer.

First

You will want to gather as much evidence as possible. Do you think your c… Continue Reading.......