Parenting a child is an everyday challenge in California. Parents need to ensure that they are meeting the needs of their child, both emotionally and financially. These requirements become more challenging if the child's parents decide to go separate ways. Under these circumstances, child custody is usually the most complicated part of a divorce.
As explained on our child custody webpage, these issues range from the visitation rights of the non-custodial parent to the amount of parenting time for each spouse and the relocation of the children. Each of these issues may have a negative impact on a child. Children may not thoroughly understand why mom and dad are getting divorced. Sometimes children even blame themselves for the parents' separation.