Posts Tagged ‘mother’

Divorce Myths You May Have Heard Of: Are They True?

 Every divorce is different, which means everyone experiences different outcomes.  If you are entering into the divorce process, you may have heard rumors from others close to you or on the Internet regarding divorce. Today we want to take a closer look at some of the myths of divorce to shed some light on the truth…. 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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Options That Unmarried Parents Have in Determining Custody

When it comes to child custody, unmarried parents face many of the same challenges that married parents do. Depending on whether you are the mother or father of the child, the child custody laws will differ. Take, for instance, the following: Mothers: When a mother is unmarried and in the midst of a custody battle,… Continue reading →

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How the Court Determines Who Will Receive Child Custody

When custody disputes are a matter of concern, the court will always consider “the best interest of the child” to make their determinations. You have probably heard this many times before when considering child custody matters. Considerations by the Judge  The first thing that a judge will consider, of course, are factors that show that… Continue reading →

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Children and Parents: Blended Families in California

In 1996, something known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act passed, which would lead to a state form used for voluntary paternity acknowledgement. In 2000, something new known as the Uniform Parentage Act came about to establish the parentage of children born to both married and unmarried couples. This would not only… Continue reading →

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Problems You May Encounter With Paternity

In many cases, when a baby is born, paternity is assumed because the couple is married, a form is signed, or the father agrees to have his name put on the birth certificate. There are many reasons why paternity is important for everyone involved, as it secures support for the child and the father is… Continue reading →

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What is the Primary Caretaker and How Are They Determined?

What happens when a mother and father divorce and both gain physical custody of their child? In some cases, the mother and father can come to an agreement together concerning what works best for their schedules. However, in many cases, these situations end up in front of a judge in family court. The courts will… Continue reading →

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Custody When One Parent is Physically Ill

A few years ago, a case made the news because a young mother with Stage 4 Breast Cancer lost primary custody of her daughter and son to an estranged husband due to her diagnosis. The case became a big deal because people questioned whether or not a parent should have to lose custody of their… Continue reading →

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Obtaining Child Custody as a Mother in California

You may wonder who is more likely to receive custody of a child: the mother of father. If you had asked this question in the past, things would have been a lot different than they are today. Today’s courts are a lot different from ones of the past because they are looking to award custody… Continue reading →

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Questioning paternity?

A father’s role in his child’s life is equally as important as a mother’s.  Are you questioning whether you are the father of a child? Are you looking to prove paternity in order to receive custody rights or are you trying to disprove paternity so you won’t be responsible for paying child support? When there… Continue reading →

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