Thomas D. Ferreira

Thomas Ferreira is a Divorce Lawyer and Mediator in Carlsbad California. Having gone through his own divorce in 2006, Thomas understands both the emotional and legal struggles involved in divorce and child custody cases. Thomas specializes in helping parties reduce conflict and contain costs during the divorce process.

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CHILD CUSTODY SECRET NUMBER ONE: HOW TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK BEFORE REQUESTING COURT ORDERS

As promised, here is the second installment on my series, Best Child Custody Advice Ever.  This advice is mostly for non-custodial parents who want more time with the children.  I don’t generally consider myself a “father’s rights” attorney—my philosophy is that each co-parent after a divorce or separation brings something unique and important to the …

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THE BEST FREE ADVICE ON CHILD CUSTODY EVER—3 WAYS TO TIP THE SCALES IN YOUR FAVOR

This is Thomas Ferreira, your divorce and child custody mediator serving Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido and surrounding areas. Today, I want to address a specific situation where you get child custody and visitation orders that are restrictive of your visitation, don’t give you enough time with your kids or are just plain and unfair. …

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POST-DIVORCE FINANCE AND MONEY-HAVE A PLAN

Too often I see people rush head-long into divorce without a plan.  As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(tm), and as the office manager, co-mediator and wife (current, thankfully) of a top-notch divorce attorney and mediator, I can help you plan ahead, and make our financial transition to your post-divorce life a smooth one. At the …

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Strategies to Reduce Conflict Between Co-Parents

Co-parenting is a difficult enterprise under the best of circumstances. It is likely that if you and your co-parent were able to agree on basic issues such as parenting, that you would not have divorced or separated. The problem is, the family courts expect parents to co-parent, especially where the decree or agreement awards joint …

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Non-Coustodial Fathers are Important

Many readers will be surprised to learn that throughout much of American history, the law presumed that children of divorce would be placed with fathers, not mothers. This presumption lasted through the late 19th century, with the advent of the industrial revolution. After that, society and the courts increasingly saw fathers as the source of …

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Do you have a plan?

If you are divorcing or separating, you are in one of 2 positions: Either you are leaving, or your are being left. Rare is the situation where both spouses have looked at each other and decided to “call it quits.” If you are the “leavor,” likely you have been thinking about taking this step for …

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