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August 2019 Archives

What lasting impact does domestic violence have on my health?

If you asked most people if they believed that domestic violence left a lasting impact on a victim's life, they'd likely tell you that it doesn't. Research conducted by the national nonprofit Futures Without Violence (FWV), however, shows that it does. They found that domestic violence victims are at a significantly higher risk of developing health problems than those who haven't been subjected to such treatment.

Spousal support may soon cap out at 5 years in California

On August 8, the California Secretary of State (SoS) announced that a new family law petition had begun circulating. If the proposal were to generate enough support among voters, lawmakers would be one step closer to limiting the length of time that a spouse can collect alimony here.

Why parental rights are terminated before a California adoption

There are many ways to adopt a child in California, each with different requirements to do so. If there's one commonality shared between them, it's that the child's biological parents are required to terminate their parental rights before an adoption is allowed to move forward.

Deciding what's in the best interest of your child isn't easy

If you're going through a divorce, then you've likely heard your Riverside family court judge say they'll decide what's in the best interests of the child. While that sounds ideal, you may wonder what that means for your family in your specific circumstances. It's simply a way for the court to convey that visitation or custody decisions they make will take into account certain factors to make sure that the children remain safe.

How you can help your child through your California divorce

Divorce is often difficult for spouses to cope with, especially the longer they've been married or the more high-value assets that they share. Parents often don't realize how much their divorce also impacts their kids until they start having behavioral problems at home or school. There are ways that parents can take charge of the situation so that their child can feel supported as you all navigate the unchartered waters of divorce.