Understanding Visitation Rights in a Military Divorce

A divorce with children is always going to be more complicated. It will require some effort to establish a visitation schedule that works for everyone involved. For military couples, this process can be even more difficult given it will likely involve deployments, unpredictable hours, and other issues. Whether one or both parents are in the military, it is important to know your rights when it comes to visitation Read More

Getting Divorced? How to Protect Your Kids through the Process

Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, especially the kids. In order to minimize any negative impact on children, it is important to consciously make an effort to shelter them from any type of drama, negativity, and other common issues that arise during a divorce.  Of course, this is much easier said than done. Read through the following proven tips and see which ones will work in your Read More

A Quick Guide to the Step-Parent Adoption in California

Adopting a stepchild is a beautiful event that takes place in many families. Many people are surprised, however, at just how complicated it can be from a legal point of view. Learning about how this process works, what potential legal obstacles can come up, and how to overcome them, is very important. The following are some key points to understand when considering a step-parent adoption in California. If you have Read More

6 Things to Know About How California Courts Decide on Child Custody

When going to the courts to determine child custody, it is important to know what to expect. This starts with learning about how the courts in California make decisions regarding child custody. The courts will work to put the “best interests of the children” first, but that is pretty vague and can be confusing to many people. Read on to learn about several specific factors that the courts will consider, and how they Read More

Divorce in the Military: 4 Things You Need to Know

A military divorce is a non-legal term used to describe any divorce where one, or both, of the parties are active duty members of any branch of the US Armed Forces. While military divorces go through the same basic processes as a civilian divorce, there are some scenarios that are unique to those who are serving their country. Understanding what you can expect when divorcing in the military can help you prepare, and Read More

Are You the Father? A Shortlist of FAQs on Establishing Paternity in California

Having a child is one of the most joyous things you will ever experience in your life. If you are in a situation where the paternity of the father is in question or being denied, however, it can become quite a challenge. Establishing paternity in California is usually a fairly easy process. Read through some of the most common questions about establishing paternity, and get the answers you need. Q) Do I Have to Read More

Silent Suffering: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a terrible crime that impacts victims physically, mentally, psychologically, emotionally, and on many other levels. While it is condemned by virtually everyone, thousands of people experience it each year and often feel helpless to leave their situation. If you or a loved one is currently living in a violent situation, or have recently escaped one, it is important to remember that you have Read More

Understanding the Concept of Annulment in California

If you are married and don’t want to be anymore, there are two options available to you in California. Divorce is the most common option, and is the only option for most people. In certain specific instances though, California law allows a marriage to be annulled. Rather than ending a marriage, as divorces do, a legal annulment makes it so the marriage never took place or existed. How is this so? Well, unlike a Read More

The Basics of Child Support in California

As a divorcing parent, it’s natural to have your child’s welfare at the forefront of your concerns. Child support is designed to make sure your children have everything they need in terms of their health, education, and general wellbeing. You may have heard about child support before, but how does it actually work in the state of California? Let’s go over the basics.   What is the purpose of child Read More

6 Things You Should Expect in a California Divorce

Are you dreaming of your life after divorce? It can be hard to visualize the legal process of divorce—how it will work, how long it will take, and what you can expect from each step. If you’re pondering a divorce in the Golden State, you should get to know these key concepts.   1) You’ll need to meet some basic requirements. In order to get a divorce in California, you’ll need to meet certain criteria. Read More