If you have been raising your stepchild as your own, you may soon want to adopt the child. The love between a stepparent and stepchild can be just as strong as the love between biological parents and their children, and many stepparents end up raising their stepchildren like their own. However, a stepparent does not … Continue reading How Does Stepparent Adoption in California Work?
By the time the final divorce papers are signed, most people are emotionally and mentally drained. While working with a family attorney makes the legal process easier, it can’t erase the emotional impact of separating from your spouse. Whether getting divorced left you feeling worn down, depressed, or excited but unsure of what to do … Continue reading Post-Divorce Tips
Going to court isn’t easy, especially when you’re dealing with custody matters. Not much is more emotional than fighting for custody of your children. How much time you get with them is on the line, and how a judge rules could impact your time with them until they turn eighteen. That’s why it’s critically important … Continue reading What Happens During a Child Custody Hearing?
Nothing is more important than the relationship between a parent and his or her child. While nearly all parents would like to have full custody of their children, this isn’t always possible, especially when a divorce is involved. Other factors might also come into play, making even joint custody unavailable and leaving some parents with … Continue reading Types of Child Visitation Orders in California