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Why unwed mothers should demand that fathers establish paternity

In the state of California, unmarried fathers aren't automatically considered to be a child's biological parent, even if they're listed on their birth certificate. Instead, they must establish their paternity in order for the state to recognize them as the child's biological parent. This must occur before any visitation, custody or support order can be made by a judge.

California's pet custody and support divorce law rolls out Jan. 1

In the past, many states' laws treated pets as nothing more than property that should be split up like a house, jewelry or any other asset in a divorce. That will change on Jan. 1, 2019, when Assembly Bill 2274 goes into effect in California though.

Petitioning for grandparents' rights in California can be hard

If your son or daughter separates from his or her partner or spouse, then you may assume that you can continue spending time with your grandchild similar to how you did before they split. Children often get used by exes as pawns in custody cases, though. Then there are situations in which a parent may not be awarded custody or visitation. In instances like these, you may wonder what your rights as a grandparent are.

Couples in Silicon Valley should consider a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements do not seem very romantic. Many couples decide not to pursue a prenuptial agreement because they feel that may detract from their relationship's romance. But prenuptial agreements are very important legal documents that can protect your assets in the future.

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