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Family law matters have options for you to consider

Family law issues are often things that will keep you up at night as you try to figure out how you are going to keep everything on track. Whether you are going through a divorce, a custody battle or an adoption, knowing what to expect can often help you feel less stressed about everything so that you are able to continue on with life.

Establishing paternity for unmarried parents in California

Some parents who weren't married when a child was born will need to establish paternity for that baby. This is done in two different ways, depending on the situation at hand. One of the ways is for them to sign a Declaration of Paternity, which can be done at the hospital when the baby is born or at specific state agencies later. The other option is through DNA testing to determine paternity.

Ensure your prenuptial agreement is executed properly

When people decide that they are going to get married, they are likely going to focus on things like picking out the wedding colors and planning the honeymoon. They typically don't think to plan for divorce. This could prove to be a mistake for some people.

Finding the right plan for your family law matter

We recently discussed adopting a teen and some of the challenges that come along with that. While this is certainly something that will apply to some families, there are many other family law issues that families might have to handle. It is imperative that you take the time to learn about what legal options you have when a family law matter creeps up.

Teen adoptions: Challenging and usually rewarding

Adopting a teenager isn't usually the first thought that people have when they make the decision to add another person to their family. Many people automatically default to adopting newborns or even toddlers. The fact of the matter is that there are many teens in the foster care system who need a family to love them and help them learn how to be productive and responsible adults before they age out of the foster care system.

Bill signed by Governor Brown helps some parents with child care

Imagine being stuck in a marriage just because you can't afford child care and you can't get help learning English as a second language. This is the case for many men and women in this state who aren't native English speakers. There isn't any reason for a person who is willing to learn English to improve his or her life to feel stuck because of child care issues.

Infidelity doesn't have to end a marriage

There are many things that can lead to the end of a marriage. One of these is a cheating spouse. While some people might think that a cheating spouse is an automatic marriage ending event, this isn't the case. It is possible to move past infidelity if both spouses are willing to work on things.

Can a birth parent revoke the consent to an adoption?

Before an adoption can move forward, birth parents have to consent to it. While this may sound obvious, it's a very important step, especially if parents don't necessarily agree that they want to give the child up for adoption. Once it's done, it's legally binding, so getting that consent up front is crucial. Parents on both sides must know exactly what it means, how it works, and the impact it has on their personal rights.

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