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May 2017 Archives

Child adoption agency goes bankrupt, leaves families struggling

There is little more tragic than not being able to bring home a child you've waited for during the long adoption process. Normally, at the end of the program, you're able to have home visits and to see your child placed in your arms. Sometimes, these programs go bankrupt or close, but that should not excuse their actions.

How can you prepare your children for a summer at your house?

Summer is nearly here, and that means your kids won't have to head to school. Your goal is to make this summer exciting and engaging for your kids, especially since your recent divorce. You're not the primary custodian, so this time is especially important to you. You want your kids to know you love and care about them.

Awkwardness at graduation: Take steps to look past divorce

As the end of the school year arrives, one thing that's vital for you to remember as a divorced or divorcing parent is that your decisions should not impact your child's graduation. You and your spouse chose this path, but it does not have to impact your child's big day.

It’s dangerous to try divorce without an attorney in California

While divorce is generally the same in most parts of the world, the way that the law deals with divorce is different from country to country. If you moved to California from somewhere other than the United States, it is possible that your beliefs about how divorce and divorce settlements work here is dangerously inaccurate.

What is a temporary restraining order, and how do you get one?

A temporary restraining order (TRO) has the ability to save lives. It's a legal document that helps protect anyone who finds him or herself a victim of domestic violence. The court order requires that the alleged abuser stays away from the victim and imposes distance requirements. Many basic TROs require the accused to stay at least 100 yards away at all times.