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Mother's custody affected by fiancé's medical condition

When two parents find themselves battling for custody of their children, courts often make a decision that they feel is in the best interest of the children. Oftentimes, one parent may feel as though the custody agreement is not fair, but it is important that they look at why the court made the decision they did. In some cases, it may not have to do with the parent directly, but the people around them.

What are common items included in prenuptial agreements?

It is common for couples who are entering a marriage to choose to get a prenuptial agreement. Not only may they find that it is necessary to protect themselves in the event of a divorce, they may find it necessary due to the laws pertaining to the distribution of property and assets in their state. With this type of agreement protecting your property and assets, should a divorce occur, certain items that were acquired during marriage may not be at risk of being divided between you and your spouse.

What is virtual visitation and what are its benefits?

In child custody cases, it is not uncommon for one parent to be awarded visitation rights, while the other has full custody of the child. Traditionally, the parent who is awarded visitation rights meets with the child in person, but a new form of visitation has emerged that doesn't require these in-person meetings to occur. Virtual visitation, also known as electronic visitation or Internet visitation, has made it possible for parents to keep in touch with their child in situations where an in-person meeting isn't possible.

Virtual visitation is used when one parent, the custodial parent, is looking to relocate with the child. With the child moving away, the non-custodial parent will find themselves with limited parenting time, so they won't see their child as much. With this being the case, instead of meeting with them in person, they use email, instant messaging and video conferencing to stay in touch with their child.

Family-owned businesses and divorce

Community property is a common issue that many couples that are divorcing run into. Laws for this issue differ from state to state, so some may find it difficult to understand their state's laws and how property is to be divided should a divorce occur. Not only may there be disputes about who will get the house, the family business may also be something that spouses find themselves wanting to discuss.

How a child support attorney can help with your case

When the divorce of two people occurs, if a child is involved, it is common for one parent to pay child support. The amount of this support is determined by the California Child Support Guidelines. This amount that one parent pays is what they can afford to contribute to their child financially, so they can continue to maintain a similar lifestyle to the one they had when his or her parents were married. This formula may be fair to most, but this doesn't always mean that what the child will be receiving is a fair amount to others, especially if the other parent can contribute more.

Splitting up community property doesn't mean sawing it in half

Unlike most of the U.S., California is a community property state. That means that, in a divorce, all community property, also known as marital property, typically gets divided evenly between the spouses. Separate property goes to the spouse who owns it.

This differs somewhat from the rule in most states, which is known as equitable distribution. In equitable distribution states, courts determine a fair way to divide the martial property.

Helpful tips for fathers after Father's Day

For those fathers who were not able to spend time with their children on Father’s Day, we understand that it could be a frustrating experience. After all, this is the one day out of each year where fathers are supposed to be honored for their contributions to the home and to their children.

Nevertheless, there are situations where a custodial parent (commonly the mother) will not allow such time. For fathers facing this situation, there are several things that can be done. This post will highlight a few critical points. 

What is virtual visitation and what are its benefits?

In child custody cases, it is not uncommon for one parent to be awarded visitation rights, while the other has full custody of the child. Traditionally, the parent who is awarded visitation rights meets with the child in person, but a new form of visitation has emerged that doesn't require these in-person meetings to occur. Virtual visitation, also known as electronic visitation or Internet visitation, has made it possible for parents to keep in touch with their child in situations where an in-person meeting isn't possible.

WNBA star attempt to annul marriage

Ending a marriage is not an easy decision, regardless if you have been married for one month, one year or even ten years. There is certainly a social stigma associated with divorce, but sometimes couples decide that they should cut their losses and go their separate ways.

Such was apparently the case with Britney Griner and Glory Johnson. The two WNBA players (Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock) were involved in a much publicized brawl where both of them were arrested on domestic violence charges. It appeared as if the two had put their differences behind them, as they were married on May 8; nearly three weeks after their altercation. 

Three tips for discussing prenuptial agreements

With wedding season in full swing, it is worth noting that a number of couples may be considering prenuptial agreements. After all, in the past few years more people are entering into prenups. Perhaps it is a growing notion that marriage may not last forever. Perhaps it is a desire to live more like celebrities. 

Regardless of the reason behind it, discussing a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be spouse may not be the easiest thing in the world. Indeed, talking about the potential end of your marriage is hardly romantic, but if you have been married previously, such a discussion may be necessary.