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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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Unmarried Parents and Child Support

In every state, parents are required to support their children. Therefore, parents are required to pay child support even if they were never married.  If one parent financially supports the child more than the other, then the non-custodial parent will have to pay child support. Amount of support is determined depends on how much each… Continue reading →

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I am unmarried with a child

Unmarried parents are a diverse group. Some unmarried parents are in a loving relationship and share a home, while others would probably be estranged if not for the child they share. However, unmarried parents, whether together or not, share unique issues with regard to child custody, child support and visitation rights. Unlike divorced parents, for… Continue reading →

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