If the parents of a child die or are otherwise incapable of caring for their child, they may want to appoint a guardian, or you may decide to apply for guardianship of the child yourself—regardless of the parents’ wishes. A guardian is any person who takes legal responsibility for the care of a child who … Continue reading Applying for Child Guardianship in California
The purpose of child support is to provide for all the costs associated with raising a child in an appropriate manner. Kids aren’t cheap. They need the basic necessities of a safe home environment and physical care, of course, but there are many other costs of raising them. Child support payments are usually provided to … Continue reading What Can Child Support in California Be Used For?
Custody issues can get nasty under the best of circumstances, but when you’re dealing with a parent who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the situation is likely to become a battlefield—with your children on the front lines. What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? People diagnosed with NPD are obsessed with themselves, just like the Greek god … Continue reading Custody Mediation with a Narcissist
Whether you’re considering filing for a divorce or you’ve already begun the process, a family lawyer can help you in many ways. We can protect your rights, give you advice on the entire divorce process, and represent you in court. When preparing for your initial consultation, you may be wondering what to bring with you. … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Consultation with a Family Law Attorney