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How to Establish Child Custody If You Were Never Married to the Other Parent

In 2018, nearly 455,000 babies were born in California and more than 168,000 to unmarried mothers. Although those mothers automatically gain custody of their child at birth under California law, fathers do not.

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COVID’s Impact on Child Custody in California

In the midst of these unprecedented and unpredictable times, many people are left with questions about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can affect different legal situations. One of the more prominent concerns involves previously-determined child custody agreements.

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Los Angeles Child Custody Attorney Committed to Your Case

Divorce and separation are difficult matters without the added stress of determining custody for your children. Many parents attempt to go through these court proceedings alone, but you should know that having the right representation can make the difference between custody and visitation.

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Divorce and Mediation

Divorce proceedings are often stressful and complicated. Divorce is not simply the dissolution of a relationship. There are often many other matters that need to be settled, which may include the division of assets and child custody arrangements.

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Child Custody Modifications

Skilled child custody attorney Karen S. Brown believes that a child’s best interests should always come first. She has helped countless clients in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA areas fight for custody, ensuring their child grows up in a nurturing, supportive household.

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Divorce vs. Annulment

Not all marriages work out, which is why couples drift apart and break up. Even in amicable splits, it’s helpful to have a skilled divorce attorney on your side. The Law Office of Karen S. Brown has helped countless residents of Encino, CA, Studio City, and Hancock Park with their divorces and annulments. Our goal is to make the process as pain-free as possible.

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Prenuptial Agreement Review Services

A prenuptial agreement is a written legal contract that protects both spouses when a marriage ends, whether through divorce or the death of one of the spouses. Each spouse discloses assets, debts, and property before marriage, and the rights and responsibilities each spouse has during the marriage itself.

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Dividing Stocks in a Divorce

The Law Office of Karen S. Brown is here to help people with their family law issues. Karen Brown has years of experience handling disputes in a divorce, such as division of property and child custody arrangements.

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Tips for Determining Child Custody during Holidays

When sharing custody with your children or arranging any sort of visitation with a former spouse, it’s always important to be on the same page. That means sharing expectations and making sure that a schedule for custody is agreed upon. Establishing this kind of schedule can avoid disputes and hard feelings.

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Understanding Divorce and California's New Pet Law

Divorce can be complicated and disruptive for all involved parties, including pets. Before this year, pets were treated as property in the state of California, sometimes causing them to be used as bargaining chips and often with disregard to what's in their best interest.

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