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August 2017 Archives

What is domestic violence, and what should victims do?

Domestic violence is something that no one should have to deal with. It includes abuse or threats of violence against someone who is or has been in an intimate relationship with the abuser. Abuse has many different meanings, but by law, domestic violence includes sexual assault, harassment, stalking, physically harming another person and/or making someone afraid that those things may happen in the future and result in serious injury.

Mother to pay over $475 in support with only $50 going to kids

A mother in California was shocked to find out that she'd have to pay close to $500 a month in child support, but even worse, most of that money wouldn't go to her children. Instead, that money would be used to pay back her ex-husband's state aid.

Same-sex couples have the right to adopt

Adoption may be the only way that you want to grow your family. If that's the decision you've made, you deserve the right to apply to become an adoptive parent. You might think you will struggle due to being homosexual or involved in a same-sex relationship, but the truth is that children can thrive in a number of different circumstances as long as they are part of a loving home.

Paternity testing is the only guarantee of parentage

The only way to guarantee a child's father's identity is by performing a DNA test to prove paternity. Paternity tests are highly accurate and take either blood or tissue samples from the father and child before matching them. If the DNA samples line up, then the father and child are related. If not, then the child has another parent who is not yet known. You have a right to seek a paternity test if you question paternity at all.