Child custody cases and processes can be quite stressful and overwhelming to both parents and children in such situations. It is easy to believe what people say without really understanding it or trying to research the source of the information people give you. This feeds into myths and makes them stronger, while giving you misconceptions … Continue reading Myths About Child Custody You Need to Stop Believing Now

Usually, child visitation rights govern a parent’s right to visit their children and spend time with them. In California, courts can grant grandparents visitation rights to spend time with their grandchildren. When Can A Grandparent Petition For Visitation Rights? Child visitation rights are usually used in cases when a parent does not have custody over … Continue reading A Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in California

Confidential marital communication refers to the right of a wife and husband to refrain from testifying in a court trial with regard to the confidential statements shared with each other during the period of their marriage or spousal relationship. The Importance of Marital Communications Privilege The marital communications privilege, as the name suggests, is only … Continue reading Marital Privileges and Confidential Marital Communications

  Parental alienation occurs almost exclusively with family separation or divorce, particularly where legal action is involved. Legal Recourse To Parental Alienation In the state of California, parental alienation is seen as an act in which a parent may attempt to isolate their child/children by keeping them away from their spouse or the other parent. … Continue reading Understanding Parental Alienation

People often face a lot of difficulties and complications when dealing with the surrogacy laws in the US. Hence, if you’re thinking of having a baby using this procedure, it is critical to know and understand all of the details about how your particular state (where you live) handles such laws.   Not every state … Continue reading Understanding California’s Surrogacy Laws

These days, families have become increasingly mobile, multi-cultural and multi-residential. When divorce and child custody enter the mix, the existing laws, and enforcement of them, create enormous hurdles. When couples that live in different states or countries file for divorce, custody rights, or paternity, interstate and intercountry family law disputes come to light, such as … Continue reading Interstate And Intercountry Family Law Disputes

Abuse in marriage is quite common. Any tort inflicted by one spouse that causes mental, physical or emotional distress to the other spouse is classified as marital tort. As per a CDC report, 24 people every minute are subject to rape, violence or stalking in an intimate relationship.   One in four women experience physical … Continue reading Filing For Marital Tort In Abusive Marriages

Divorce laws in the United States might vary from state to state. Each state determines the best processes for awarding alimony, or child support, and the division of assets. Sometimes the decision varies from case to case and based on the individual situation.   When it comes to a disability claim, there are several aspects … Continue reading Disability Claim By A Spouse In Divorce

California’s Paternity Testing Laws In the state of California, the terms “paternity” and “parentage” are often used interchangeably. In parentage court cases or paternity cases, orders are passed by the court to determine the identity of the child’s father.   In certain cases, the law might assume the father’s identity. For instance, when a child … Continue reading Paternity Testing in California

Child Support Rules in Shared Custody Many parents are surprised to know that child support could be ordered even under shared custody. Shared legal custody implies that parents are joint decision makers for the child, and this does not have any impact on the amount of child support decided by the court. Only in the … Continue reading Child Support and Shared Custody