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How Substance Abuse Issues Affect Child Custody Decisions in San Bernardino

When determining child custody arrangements, the court’s primary concern is the well-being and best interests of the children involved. In San Bernardino County, substance abuse by one or both parents is a significant factor that can heavily influence custody decisions. Substance abuse poses a potential risk to children’s safety, emotional stability, and overall development…. Read More »

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What Legal Options Do I Have if My Co-Parent is Refusing to Let Me See My Children on My Scheduled Time?

Going through a divorce or separation is one of the most challenging experiences a person can face, especially when children are involved. In an ideal situation, both parents would follow the agreed-upon or court ordered visitation schedule allowing the children to spend time with each parent without any issues. Unfortunately, this is not always… Read More »

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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Cause a Modification of Child Support?

There are two essential factors to be aware of when considering filing bankruptcy in how that may impact a Family Law proceeding: Filing bankruptcy during the pendency of a Family Law dissolution, pre-judgment, will place a hold on the entirety of the dissolution proceeding. It is essential to be aware that a dissolution will… Read More »

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Could You Need a Child Support Lawyer and Not a Child Custody Lawyer?

When it comes to family law matters involving children, there are two main areas that often arise – child custody and child support. Many people mistakenly believe that if they need legal assistance with one issue, they automatically need help with the other. However, this is not always the case. In some situations, you… Read More »

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Do You Often Need to Come Back to a San Bernardino Family Lawyer for Another Matter?

Family law is often challenging and complex, and it is not uncommon for individuals to find themselves returning to their trusted family lawyer for additional assistance. At the Law Office of Joyce Holcomb, we have been supporting individuals going through family-related legal challenges throughout California. This guide sheds light on the common reasons individuals… Read More »

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What Time of Year Do Most Divorces Happen and Why?

When contemplating life’s various aspects, like graduations, birthdays, and holidays, one realizes there is hardly an opportune moment for divorce. Nevertheless, for many married couples, facing the unfortunate reality of divorce is inevitable, irrespective of the timing. Divorces and separations bring about emotional and messy situations for all parties involved. Numerous studies have yielded… Read More »

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How is Child Support Paid if My Ex is in Jail?

Handling the complex nature of child support can become even more challenging when the other parent is incarcerated. For individuals separated, divorced, or no longer involved with their child’s other parent, the confinement of the latter can pose unique challenges in ensuring the financial well-being of the child. In this article, we will explore… Read More »

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Why is the Divorce Rate Falling in the United States?

In recent years, there has been a notable decline in divorce rates across the United States. This trend has piqued the interest of researchers, policymakers, and individuals alike. But what has led to this turn of events? Here, our experts at the Law Office of Joyce Holcomb explore the various factors contributing to this… Read More »

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What Factors Need to Be Considered to Change a Custody Agreement?

When parents go through divorce or separation, establishing a custody agreement is a crucial element of the process. This legal arrangement outlines both physical custody and legal custody. Custody agreements are typically designed to provide stability and continuity for children over the long term. However, there are instances where adjustments to these agreements become… Read More »

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When Should a Grandparent Hire a Lawyer to Protect Their Rights?

A grandchild’s relationship with their grandparent can be meaningful, often involving sharing cherished family moments and memories. However, there are situations where grandparents may not be able to spend time with their grandchildren as they wish, and at times, unable to see them. In such cases, a grandparent may need to protect their rights… Read More »

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