Posts Tagged ‘termination’

Can You Reinstate Your Parental Rights After Termination?

In some states, parental termination may not be the end-all to rights. Sometimes, a parent could gain their rights back under certain circumstances even after the court has officially terminated these rights. However, the parent must be able to show certain standards, such as an improvement in their day-to-day lifestyles and ability to care for… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Children, Parental rights | Comments Off on Can You Reinstate Your Parental Rights After Termination?

Rights of a Parent Who Remains Absent After Divorce

Many people think that, just because a parent is absent, they no longer have parental rights. However, this could not be farther from the truth because all biological parents have a fundamental right to parent their children. This means that, if you are a biological parent, you have the right to make legal and medical… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Parental rights, Visitation Rights | Comments Off on Rights of a Parent Who Remains Absent After Divorce

Child Custody Issues: What is Abandonment of a Child?

Many parents are unaware of the vast consequences of child abandonment and how it could eventually lead to the permanent loss of parental rights. Child welfare laws dictate just what child abandonment is, many of which refer to it as a type of neglect. In cases of child abandonment, a parent leaves a child for… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Abuse & Neglect, Children, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Child Custody Issues: What is Abandonment of a Child?

How do I Initiate a Stepparent Adoption?

What happens if your child’s birthparent has not been supporting or visiting your child for an extended period of time? What if you wish for your husband or wife, the child’s stepparent, to officially adopt the child? Stepparent adoption may not be as difficult as other types of child adoption, but there are steps that… Continue reading →

An end to spousal support

California law does not favor one spouse paying spousal support to the other forever.  The court gives you the opportunity to revisit the issue of spousal support payments. When a couple has been married for many years, questions sometimes arise regarding spousal support modifications or termination.  There are times when the court will end or… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Divorce, Spousal Support | Comments Off on An end to spousal support

Stepparent adoptions

Being a stepparent is an important role in the life of your spouse’s child.  The question is, “Do you have the same rights and obligations as the biological parent?” Stepparent adoptions create such a relationship.  The most challenging part of the adoption process is terminating the rights of the biological parent.  Termination can be voluntarily… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Adoption, Family Law | Comments Off on Stepparent adoptions

Termination of parental rights

The court believes that a child has the right to both a mother and father’s love and presence.  They do not believe in terminating a parent’s rights, but will do so when the circumstances make it necessary.  Specific circumstances include, but are not limited to: ·     cases of abuse and neglect ·     the father does… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Family Law, Parental rights | Comments Off on Termination of parental rights

Termination of spousal support

California Family Code Section 4320 ensures that in a divorce, each party can maintain the standard of living they are used to while in the marriage.  If one party cannot do this on his or her own, the court will award spousal support. Spousal support, in most cases, is temporary and is meant to come… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Divorce, Spousal Support | Comments Off on Termination of spousal support