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Foster parents battle Native Americans in a family law dispute

Many California families include fostered or adopted children. In fact, many foster parents become legal guardians or adoptive parents of their foster children. A current situation in another state has erupted into a contentious family law battle over a child of Native American heritage.

Family law resources for California parents who divorce

Forging an amicable parenting alliance after divorce is often quite challenging. Many in California choose to co-parent, yet they find it difficult to create an agreeable plan. Relationship issues and communication breakdowns may make for a stressful experience, prompting a concerned parent to seek family law assistance if a particular problem is not able to be resolved.

DeAndre Jordan rejoices in family law victory

NBA superstar Deandre Jordan has been engaged in an ongoing child custody battle with the mother of his 1-year-old son. A recent development in the case has caught the attention of basketball fans across the nation. Jordan reportedly obtained a small family law victory in a California court regarding visits with his child.

Celebrities and Stepparent Adoption

A little celebrity gossip for the weekend: Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been in the tabloid news quite a bit lately, and it's not due to their professional acting careers. It's their personal lives that are drawing interest. There's much speculation that the alleged couple could be looking at co-parenting Katie's daughter Suri, and may be seeking a permanent arrangement by having Jamie file to adopt Katie's daughter.

Children's extra curricular activities may pose family law issues

California, like every other state, has its own guidelines and regulations concerning child support issues. When parents divorce, the court has the ultimate say in whether either party will be ordered to pay child support, as well as the amount and time schedule of such payments. In an interesting development in another state, it appears that having a child who may be an overachiever can cause unexpected family law issues for divorcing parents.

Working Together on a Parenting Plan

You may have noticed that there's a lot of talk about cooperation and negotiation when you are going through a divorce. You hear it from lawyers, mediators, judges, teachers, family members, and well-meaning friends who have been there. It probably feels pretty contradictory right now, doesn't it? You may be thinking "If we were able to cooperate, we wouldn't be getting a divorce." Your frustration is understandable. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the fact that negotiating and cooperating with one another is the most effective way to get through your divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved.

Addressing family law issues in California

Many people in California often have need of experienced guidance when it comes to various types of family-related situations. Whether planning to adopt a child, craft a prenuptial agreement or execute a thorough estate plan, obtaining positive results is often made easier by acting alongside a skilled representative. When considering any sort of legal action, it is advisable to seek clarification of the laws that govern a particular matter and discuss the details of an individual family law situation in order to determine how best to proceed to bring immediate and long-term plans to fruition.

Grandparent Visitation Rights In California

For many children, having a relationship with their grandma or grandpa is an important part of their family life. In most families, despite divorce, parents make a concerted effort to help continue this relationship. As in many situations, having healthy and loving relationship with extended family members is likely in the best interests of the child. However, there are times when a grandparent feels like he or she is being alienated from their grandchild. This can be tough as grandparents' rights vary within each state.

Can A Child Seek Emancipation In California?

When it comes to parents and their children, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are from. There are going to be fights. Your child will rebel. This is just a normal part of a child growing up and learning their boundaries. However, there are those one-off situations when it goes much farther than any parent could ever imagine. Their child has decided they want to take legal action against their parents and seek emancipation. In California, this is possible.

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