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March 2015 Archives

Child custody matters and relocation decisions are important

The term "divorce" has a ring of finality and yet the family's situation may change radically after a divorce. An Orange, California, parent with custody over a child may need to relocate out of the immediate area or out of state. However, before a parent makes the decision to relocate, the parent must consider the most important factor a court will consider before allowing relocation, the best interests of the child.

How does a potential parent adopt a child in California?

According to a 2013 federal government report, more than 100,000 children in the United States are currently eligible to be adopted. How many of these kids are in California is not known, but many live in foster homes. Some children have lost both parents, some have been removed by court order from abusive homes and some are given up by mothers for a variety of personal reasons. Wherever and whenever possible, the state's Department of Social Services places these children into homes with the goal of permanent adoption.

When does a grandparent have visitation rights in California?

Divorce takes a toll on children. As parents squabble about many issues, such as spousal support or child custody, children worry about their future. Parents often wonder who will pay for child support or for the children's medical expenses. In the best interest of the child, the court awards child custody to one parent and orders the other to pay child support. However, it may not always be possible for a parent to look after their child. In those cases in California, a grandparent may be given custody or visitation rights.

Experienced attorneys make divorce quicker and more efficient

According to some experts, the United States has seen a rise in the number of marriages ending in courtrooms in recent decades, with California alone seeing tens of thousands of marital dissolutions each year. Anyone who is facing divorce will probably agree that it can be an extremely challenging event, both emotionally and financially. Beyond the details of the divorce itself, may be decisions about spousal support, property and asset division and child custody and support if there are minor children still at home.

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