March 2012 Archives

Proposed child custody law favors fathers' rights

California readers may be interested in a fathers' rights debate that is going on in one state where legislation is pending that proposes reforms more favorable to dads. There, when a child is born out of wedlock, a father may soon find that his rights to child custody has increased. This would occur if a new law being proposed is actually enacted into law.

Man fights for custody of his children after deportation

The primary caregiver of a child is most often the one to whom child custody is awarded in divorce and separation matters. California residents who have gone through a divorce know that the custody decision can be one of the most difficult in a case. However, as one recent story shows, child custody matters can arise outside of divorce as well.

Divorce and California baby boomers: assets key consideration

Almost half of all marriages, in California and across the country, end in divorce. For those married couples over the age of 50, the divorce rate has doubled over the past 20 years, according to a large university study. The study showed that in 2009, almost one in four divorces filed in the U.S. was for these more mature couples.

California property division: Rover is taking charge

The family pet often likes to be the center of attention, and that is starting to apply in some divorce proceedings as well. While the law in California and across the country still technically treats pets as property, the issues that courts consider in deciding who keeps an animal are becoming increasingly similar to child custody proceedings, as opposed to property division.

Divorce wars: Facebook increasingly playing a part

Modern technology in the form of Facebook and other social media sites allows us to vent our frustrations here in Riverside, California, and across the country. We have seen athletes and others get in trouble for making seemingly spur-of-the-moment statements on Twitter, comments that they most likely wished they had thought twice about. The fact is that the manner in which we communicate with one another has changed. And that change is having an effect on divorce and child custody litigation.

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