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Children's Rights
A child has a right to: 
  • A continuing relationship with both parents.
  • Be treated not as a piece of property, but as a human being recognized to have unique feelings, ideas, and desires consistent with that of an individual.
  • Continuing care and proper guidance from each parent.
  • Not to be unduly influenced by either parent to view the other parent differently.
  • Express love, friendship, and respect for both parents: freedom from having to hide those stated emotions or made to be ashamed of such.
  • An explanation that the impending action of divorce was in no way caused by the child's actions.
  • Not to be the subject and/or source of any and all arguments.
  • Continuing honest feedback with respect to the divorce process and its impact on the changing relationships of the family.
  • Maintain regular contact with both parents and a clear explanation for any change in plans and/or cancellations.
  • Enjoy a pleasurable relationship with both parents, never to be employed as a manipulative bargaining tool.


Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452