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Tag Archives: family law

Grandparent Adoption

In March of 2009, the California Supreme Court upheld a decision that allows legal guardians to adopt children after they have resided with the guardians for a period of two years. Supporters of guardians’ right to adopt say this is good news for grandparents, a demographic that is increasingly rising, and now adopting, their grandchildren…. Read More »

Emancipated Minors

Children are not technically allowed to divorce their parents, but under certain conditions, a child who is between 14 to 18 years old, may request permission to become legally emancipated from their parents. An emancipated minor is a child who is under 18 years of age and chooses to become fully responsible for their own… Read More »

Visiting an Incarcerated Parent

The parent-child relationship is never more complex than when one parent is incarcerated. Even when a parent has been convicted of a crime and is serving time in prison, that parent can still have appropriate contact with their children as long as it remains in the best interest of the child. When arranging visitation with… Read More »

Attorney Ethics — Fees, Consent and Confidentiality

Every year The American Bar Association (ABA) receives and processes numerous complaints accusing attorneys of unethical practices. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct covers many of the ethical issues relevant to the practice of law. Attorney ethics are under constant review by individual state bars in addition to the national body. Bar Associations’ constant… Read More »

How to Get Your Child Support Payments Modified

Point guard Steve Nash of the LA Lakers reportedly asked his attorney to go to court to prevent his ex-wife from picking up his family and following him from Phoenix, where they currently reside, to Los Angeles. One theory says the NBA star is trying to prevent his wife from moving so that she cannot… Read More »