At the Law Offices of James P. White, we are often asked details regarding the length of a marriage and how this affects divorce proceedings. Many clients vocalize their concerns over the “ten year rule,” so we thought we could clear the air on this issue. While there is no actual “ten year rule” in California, marriages are in fact categorized by family law courts based on the duration of the union.
Custody and visitation orders are complex legal procedures in California, and many parents can become frustrated at how long it can take for the process to move forward. That said, there are instances where the courts will not hesitate to implement emergency custody or visitation orders, especially when the safety and well-being of a child are at risk.
This premise might sound ridiculous at first glance, but not being able to locate a spouse while trying to get a divorce is a fairly common occurrence. Sometimes people are separated for a long time before one decides to formally terminate the marriage. Other times a spouse chooses to estrange him/herself and does not wish to be found.
Our blog posts often focus on difficult issues such as divorce and child custody disputes, but family law attorneys also routinely deal with positive situations and cases! For this post, we thought we would mix things up a bit and explore the formation of a new marriage in the State of California.
Supervised visitation is an option in cases where there is concern that a parent might act in an inappropriate way or act out in front of his/her child. It serves as a middle ground that allows the parent to retain his/her right to parental visitation while helping address the concerns of the other parents and the courts.