Anytime you want to make a change in the legal status of your family, you should speak with a Corona family lawyer from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. While it may seem counterintuitive, the court can have a significant impact on your family.
This is true whether you are expanding your family by adopting or you are altering your family through a divorce or separation. As your lifestyle and future will both be heavily impacted by these events, it is important to ensure that you are legally protected throughout the process.
Adoption can allow you to create the family you always wanted. Giving a child a loving home is a beautiful gift, and this is what most new parents think about when arranging to adopt. Your Corona family lawyer will advise you of all the legal ramifications of adding to your family.
It is critical that you go into an adoption protecting both your rights and the rights of your new child. You’ll need to consider whether you want to have an open or closed adoption and what that will mean both today and in the future.
There have been instances of birth parents trying to reclaim custody long after originally giving their child up for adoption. Care must be taken to ensure that all of the paperwork is completed correctly so that the risk of them coming back is significantly reduced.
Whether you are getting divorced or already are, child support can be an important and expensive issue. The court will determine how much support is required for each one of your children and what percentage each parent is required to pay towards it.
This is based on state schedules, but it is also affected by both what you make as individuals and the specific needs of your child.
In many cases, the court will set an amount and then allow for additional costs to be tacked on such as health insurance and child care. This can add up to make child support payments incredibly expensive.
If you feel that you cannot afford the court-ordered support, there may be ways to have it reduced, but you will need to present a strong and fact-based case explaining why this is. Working with a Corona family lawyer from our office can help you do so.
Your Corona family lawyer can fight for your visitation rights. This is true whether you are a grandparent looking for visitation or a father needing to establish parentage.
We will need to build a case that can be presented in court, and the custodial parent will have the opportunity to hire an opposing family attorney to present a counterargument. When determining visitation rights, there are a few things the court will consider:
Whether you are adopting a child or getting divorced, a Corona family lawyer can assist you. You can discuss your case with an attorney from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock by calling 909-466-7661. You can also complete the form below to arrange a time for a case evaluation.