This post will give an overview of the grounds for the involuntary revoking of parental rights and child custody in California. The termination of parental rights means that the parent and child no longer have a legal relationship. This is sought to be done for the protection of, and in the best interests of, the child.
We recently discussed how it is important to think about your financial future when you are going through a divorce. There are two types of support that might be beneficial to consider when your marriage is ending -- alimony and child support.
Filing for divorce is a big life change for many people. One of the issues that might come up, especially in a contentious divorce, is whether there are any assets hidden somewhere. Other issues might also be present.
Child support payments are meant to help financially support a child; however, these payments aren't intended as a catch-all so that the paying parent never has to spend another dime on the child. Many child support orders touch on what must happen if the child needs medical care.
After child custody and asset division, child support is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. It can be frustrating to pay a substantial amount of your income each month for the upkeep of children you see occasionally.
A couple of decades ago, the vast majority of child custody cases were handled the same way. The mother was given custody of the children and the father had them every other weekend and a couple of weeks during the summer. This has changed, and for the betterment of the children.