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What Rights Does the Non-Custodial Parent Have When Parenting?

What rights does a non-custodial parent have? If you are the custodial parent of a child, you know that you have to make many important decisions for that child and care for them on a full-time schedule. You might wonder what role the other parent in your parenting relationship fulfills, and what it means for… Continue reading →

I Am a Custodial Parent, What Are My Responsibilities?

If you are the custodial parent of your child, you have a very important job – in fact, you might find that there are several. If you are the custodial parent, this means that the courts have given you primary legal or physical custody of your child. Of course, every relationship is different when you… Continue reading →

Unmarried Parents: What Happens in the Event of a Custody Battle

What happens when a child is born to an unmarried mother? Does the father have rights? Technically, according to the laws, the father has no legal right to see his child if there is no court order put in place – but a court order can easily be enacted at any time. Unwed fathers are… Continue reading →

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When You Are an Unmarried Father, What Are Your Rights?

If you are the biological parent of a child, you have a right to seek reasonable visitation or child custody as it pertains to that child. This applies even to parents who were not married when the child was born. The courts usually look at it this way: Having both parents in the child’s life… Continue reading →

If a Father is Unwed, Can They Receive Child Custody?

If you are an unwed father and the mother is denying you rights to your child, you may be able to receive rights. To obtain custody and visitation, you will have to file for a paternity suit. Today we will walk you through your options and how you can move forward. Filing Your Petition  First,… Continue reading →

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Getting Custody as a California Mother: The Ins and Outs

In each state, you will find that the custody rights of a parent change drastically. On a historical level, many states agreed that mothers should always have custody, but in California the courts look at the health, safety, and welfare of the child. California Family Code Section 3011 states that judges evaluate several factors before… Continue reading →

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The Process and Benefits of Establishing Paternity

There are many important reasons why a parent would want to establish paternity that will both benefit the parent and the child. However, you may wonder how the process works and how we can help you along the way. Today we will help you understand. Ways That Paternity is Established  1.) The first way that… Continue reading →

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Unmarried Parents Pursuing Child Support

Mothers and fathers alike ask the same question all the time: “If we were never married do I have to pay child support?” The answer is simple: Yes. Even in the case of non-custodial, unmarried parents, they will have to pay child support legally until their minor children reach 18 years of age. Unmarried parents… Continue reading →

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Tips for Unmarried Parents Who Want to Raise Children Together

There are several things to take care of when an unmarried couple wants to raise children together. First of all, unmarried parents will want to make sure both of their names are on the child’s birth certificate. This is the best way to make sure each parent has important legal rights, including custody rights, visitation… Continue reading →

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Unmarried Partners and Estate Planning

Today, more Americans than ever are choosing to live together rather than get married, which was made apparent in the Census data which showed that the number of live-in couples in the U.S. rose 25 percent between 2000 and 2010. It is important for unmarried couples to note that they do not have some of… Continue reading →

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