San Diego Family Law Blog
It might be an unthinkable scenario, but unfortunately, it is all too real: a rape victim who has conceived a child during a sexual assault must go to court to prevent her assailant from asserting his parental rights. Depending on where you live in the United States, the laws may not fully protect victims from such a horrible situation.read more
If you are thinking about asking for a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most important concerns for many people is what will happen to their children (and who will get custody).
Many studies have been done on divorce in the United States. There is a notion that courts are biased in favor of women when it comes to custody, but that may not be entirely true.read more
Even under the best of circumstances, a divorce can be an ordeal for a family, especially when children are involved. But if you have reason to worry that your spouse poses a threat to your children, then you must promptly take action to protect your children and ensure that they are safe from harm.
The State of California has strict laws aimed at protecting children from abuse of any form, and that includes from a parent. But proving to a court of law that your spouse has already harmed or has the potential to harm your child can be quite tough.read more
Going through a divorce is almost always difficult, but when children are involved, nearly everything becomes more complicated. No matter what age your children are, they will be impacted by your decision for years to come. That’s why it’s important for both parents to communicate and come up with a plan that is best for the children.
One of the toughest parts of the process is actually explaining to your children the hows and whys. And while there is no “one right answer” about how to communicate your divorce to them, here are some pointers that can help ease you through.read more
No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce, but the reality is that many marriages, for one reason or another, do not last. When spouses find that their marriage is untenable, it’s time to start pondering how and when to reach a dissolution. And while divorce is the most common approach for unhappy couples, it is not the only option.read more
Going through a divorce can be a traumatic, life-altering event. It is easy to become overwhelmed by all of the important decisions that must be made and the intense emotions that come with them. Do not rush through these decisions, but carefully consider each step of the process because mistakes can have a lasting impact on your future and the future of your family.
One of the most common questions that we deal with on a daily basis concerns how property and assets will get divided up during divorce proceedings.
If you need help with your family law case, it would be wise to hire a California certified family law attorney. These men and women understand your needs, and they have additional qualifications that allow them to serve you better than other attorneys. These qualifications are both academic and professional. If you are in the market for a lawyer to handle your family law case, the following information may be able to help you make an informed decision.
The legal system is complex, and often, it can be hard to understand each individual branch of such a massive entity. Two of the most commonly confused courts are juvenile and family, and many people do not know the difference between the two. They are similar in many ways: for example, they are both key parts of the court system. They have many striking differences as well. An attorney who handles family law is a specialist in his field; and one who assists minors in juvenile court works with a completely different set of rules.
Family law statutes can be hard to understand, and when you are fighting for custody of a child, you will need someone to advocate on your behalf. Cases involving parents and multiple guardians can become complicated, especially if a parent suddenly emerges after a long absence to reassert his or her rights. Continue reading to learn more about how child custody rulings are impacted by the parental presumption argument.
When it comes to relationships, few are more important than the ones you have with your children. This often becomes apparent during divorce proceedings, and the court will strive to ensure a fair custody agreement between two parents. However, many things go into determining child custody and visitation, and any parent going through a divorce should be aware of these factors. If you and your child are currently struggling with visitation orders, you may find the following information to be helpful.