Not all divorced parents get along with each other. After all, they are divorced for a reason. However, you may wonder if something is seriously wrong if your ex appears to be making attempts to keep your children from having a relationship with you. You and other California residents in the same situation may want to learn about parental alienation syndrome.
California recognizes two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody is the type of custody over which most parents fight, as most parties want as much time with their little ones as possible. In an ideal situation, the courts will award each parent equal amounts of custody, but most situations are not ideal. In non-ideal situations, the courts may award one parent more time than the other. Judges are very selective in how they choose to administer custody which is why petitioning for more custody is a challenging and drawn out process.