You and your spouse were always the best of friends, but in the last few months, you've noticed changes. Now, out of the blue, he's seeking a divorce. You don't know why, and frankly, you don't care why. All you know is that they're being unreasonable and that you're concerned that they're going to harm you in every possible way.
No one should have to go through the trauma of violence in the home, but many people deal with it every day. Domestic violence is a true problem in American society, and it can be a roadblock to people who want to leave their relationships.
Grandparents are often worried that their grandchildren won't see them often after a divorce. This is a fair concern, especially if there are disputes between the children's parents or families.
As a father going through a divorce, the last thing you want to see happen is what the media shows so often: fathers who aren't in their children's lives. You want to be part of your children's lives, and you want to be an active, regular part at that.
With any divorce case, the primary concern is the children involved. It's necessary to make sure they're safe and comfortable, even if they are not happy about the changes that are happening.
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.
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.
Legal separation is not just another word for divorce. Legal separation and divorce are separate and distinct things here in California.
Calculating child support in California can be complicated for either parent. A calculator has been provided by the State of California and you can simply enter your relevant information into and the calculator will be able to determine how much might be paid. However, there are some factors that could affect how much child support you might end up paying.
This Valentine's Day will also be the day of One Billion Rising, a worldwide movement aiming to end all forms of violence against women. One in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, usually by someone they know. Partners engaged in domestic violence can extend their violence beyond physical and sexual abuse however. This can include: