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September 2016 Archives

Fight for your child's right to parental support

If you are a person who does not like to make waves or face conflict, you might be tempted to ignore your co-parent's inability to pay child support. While this is certainly understandable, we want you to know one thing before you continue reading. Being supported financially by both parents is one of your child's most fundamental rights. As family law attorneys serving California residents, we believe it is wrong to rob children of this right. You probably already know that receiving child support makes your life easier and relieves you of many financial concerns. What you might not realize is that the timely payment of child support is good for your children in other ways as well.

Domestic violence lawyers: The backbone of your support system

Victims of domestic violence in California and elsewhere often have a hard time discussing their experiences with other people. This is especially so if the victim feels that their friends or family members cannot possibly understand what they are going through. Unfortunately, the strongest part of any support system is acknowledging what has happened and getting it out in the open. Once this hurdle has been overcome, talking about what happened and beginning to heal emotionally may become much easier.

Are same-sex couples more or less likely to split up?

Though legal views on same-sex marriage have shifted significantly in the last few years, it is still viewed differently than opposite-sex marriage in much of modern society. Does this mean that these couples are more likely to call it quits once they do get married?