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What are some reasons parents lose custody of their kids?

Most individuals who've gone through a divorce will tell you that it's not an easy process. Parents often use their kids as pawns to try to get underneath each other's skin. They often threaten to have their child taken away from them. There are many valid reasons that a parent can try to convince a judge to reduce the amount of custodial time that their ex has with their child.

What should Californians know about no-fault divorce?

Divorce used to be an uncommon practice, which meant that the few people who did seek divorces often did so because of extreme circumstances such as spousal abuse or flagrant infidelity. In those situations, the spouse who was tired of the other's behavior could petition the courts for a divorce based on the fault of their spouse.

How to secretly document the abuse that you've endured

Abuse can take on many different forms. It can be verbal, emotional, mental, sexual, financial or physical to just name a few. It takes courage for you to walk away from your abuser, especially if you're dependent on them. If you're tired and fed up of being treated poorly, then you should start compiling evidence of your abuse right now.

Pros and cons associated with monthly and lump sum alimony

Many California families are led by a single head of household that serves as the breadwinner while their spouse stays at home to take care of the home and kids. If that's long been the case with your family here in Riverside, then it's likely that you plan to request alimony from your spouse when you two split up.

Same-sex adoptions are increasing

Up until the last few years, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals in California and across the nation struggled to gain the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. This was especially a problem for homosexual couples looking to adopt or foster children. There's been an uptick in LGBTQ adoptions in recent years thanks to shifts in perspectives though.