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December 2018 Archives

Will your child get to speak in court about custody preferences?

Custody proceedings are typically nervous affairs for the parents involved. After all, they are fighting for the relationship they have with their children. Of course, custody hearings are also stressful for the children involved, as the living circumstances they will have in the future are determined at such hearings. That anxiety can be even more intense when the child has to testify as to their preferences for custody.

What are the requirements to adopt in California?

If you're considering pursuing adoption as a way to build your family, then you've made a wise choice. There are countless kids in California looking for a mom or dad to shower them with unconditional love and provide them with a forever home. The state has many requirements that you must meet to adopt, though.

Infidelity may have an indirect impact on your child custody case

Up until a few decades ago, a cheating spouse may have stood a chance of losing it all when their ex filed to end their marriage. Ever since many states, including California, have instituted a no-fault divorce, it's made it where a spouse's adultery has little to no effect on how alimony or custody awards are decided.

A nonprofit aims to curb California's domestic violence rates

Safety Through Connection is a new initiative that has been launched by Prevention Institute (PI) to help curb rates of domestic violence among some of California's most at-risk populations. The Oakland nonprofit plans to provide $50,000 to five different community organizations that have been successful in effectuating change among these populations on issues other than domestic violence.

Prepare your children for the upcoming holidays

Children of recently divorced parents might find the holiday challenging, especially if this is the first holiday season since the divorce. As a parent, you will have to help your children work through a myriad of feelings and concerns that come with this situation. There are several things that kids might worry about.