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The Changing Role of Fathers

In a recent poll discussing whether fathers today are more or less involved in their children’s lives than they were 20 years ago, respondents were decidedly undecided. While statistics conclude that there are more single-parent families and families without fathers than ever before in American history, even fathers who do not live with their children… Read More »

What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

The specialization in family law dates back to 1980 when a group of family law attorneys from the San Francisco Bay Area began meeting regularly to discuss issues related to their area of practice. The group developed the concept for a specialization in order to advance the area of family law and create a standard… Read More »

What is an Annulment?

When a marriage does not work out, a couple can dissolve the marriage by way of divorce. When a marriage has been invalid from the beginning, a couple can nullify the marriage with an annulment. There are very specific conditions that must be met in order for a couple to be granted an annulment. These… Read More »

Non-Parent Visitation

When family relationships become complicated by divorce or the death of a parent, there are sometimes disagreements about who should be allowed to visit with the minor children involved. A case in the California Court of Appeals, Herbst v. Swan, delineates some of the issues involved in deciding the rights of non-parents to visit minor… Read More »

When You Disagree on Educational Decisions

Parents do not always agree on childrearing. When parents are divorced, those disagreements can cause a great deal of stress as the parents struggle to find common ground. One of these areas might be the educational decisions they make on behalf of the children they share. California law stipulates mandatory school attendance for all the… Read More »

Supporting a Child With Special Needs

According to California law, the responsibility of raising a child belongs to both parents. The state sets forth guidelines for determining an appropriate amount of child support one parent must pay the other parent for the child’s maintenance. Parents supporting a child with special needs might be entitled to support under a different set of… Read More »

It Is Not Too Late for a Postmarital Agreement

While most couples have heard of the importance of creating and signing a premarital agreement, not everyone does it. Once a couple has entered into the marriage, a post marital agreement can still be created. Discussing the important matters inherent in the process might offer both partners peace of mind. What does a postmarital agreement… Read More »

Can I Relocate After Divorce?

According to California family law, a custodial parent has the right to relocate as long as the court determines that the move is not detrimental to the child. The statute itself does not elaborate on this, but instead leaves the determination to the discretion of the court. If the parent with primary custody of the… Read More »

Seven Tips for Dating After Divorce

The process of separation and divorce can leave you feeling drained and lonely. Take some time once your divorce is final to get back on your feet. When the time is right, you might decide to start dating again. If you’ve been out of the dating pool for a while, it’s important to know that… Read More »

Virtual Visitation Pros and Cons

Advances in technology have made communication easier than ever. While that is good news for world commerce and grassroots peace efforts, it is not entirely clear if it is an asset or a liability when a divorced couple is negotiating shared parenting responsibilities. California lawmakers are addressing this issue with an amendment to California Family… Read More »