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Our Experienced Family Law Attorney Explains Child Custody Character References

Friday, February 19, 2016

If you are going through a child custody case, one thing that may be asked of you is to provide character references, from someone close to you, to outline the interactions witnessed between you and your child. This allows the court to have a better understanding of the living environment the child lives in, and to justify that the child is healthy, secure and safe. Read More

Fathers, Help is On the Way

Friday, February 05, 2016

In today's legal climate, most fathers see their rights violated at every turn. Thousands of fathers across the country nearly bankrupt themselves handing over child support checks to custodial mothers who seldom, if ever, let them see the children they're struggling to help. The especially unlucky ones are falsely accused of heinous crimes in the midst of bitter custody battles. Courts, judges, and especially the bulk of divorce lawyers seem to have a vested interest in making sure that fathers do not get a square deal in the courtroom. Read More

Fathers' Rights: Finding Resolutions

Friday, January 29, 2016

His level of influence decreases because of the child's living arrangements. A direct positive influence creates success if the father and mother compromise on vital issues regarding child-rearing. The following issues arise throughout a child's life. They present conflict between mothers and fathers. The ability to reduce disagreements impacts the child's sense of security.

  • Education: The main goal of a parent is ensuring that their child gets quality education. Parents, whether together or separated, are responsible for their child to excel in school. When parents work with the child, as well as with each other, success is achievable. The father must attend parent teacher conferences and assist his child with homework, school projects, and after-school activities.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: If the mother and father are from different cultural backgrounds, have different religious observances, or come from different family structures, influences on parenting styles differ. For example, if the parents have a conflict in their level of religious practice, they need to discuss these differences thoroughly. The family make-up of the mother and father has a direct influence on their parenting. If one parent grows up with a single parent and the other raised by both parents, their approach to parenting is very different. Compromise is key.
  • Peer Pressure: When the father is not the custodial parent, the parents must agree to the same guidelines. Important conversations about sex and drug/alcohol use is essential. Both parents must create a safe haven for a child to express himself or herself. Puberty and adolescence are difficult stages.  Throughout these periods, both parents must support their child.

The father plays an integral role in his child's life. It is unfair to both the father and the child when access is denied and influence is limited. A parent's ability to compromise with the other parent is the most promising way to ensure their child's happiness and future.

For more information on father's rights, please contact us.

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Make Sure That Your Father's Rights Aren't Violated

Friday, January 22, 2016

As the male parent, you might feel as if you are at a disadvantage in the court system in regards to your children. This can be true in many cases, but you should know that you have father's rights that should be abided by. If you feel that your father's rights are being violated, it is critical to seek legal assistance. Read More

Family Law Tips: Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Friday, January 15, 2016
  • No one gets married thinking they will get divorced. Unfortunately, nearly half of all marriages end this way and many of those include children. Talking with your child about the situation can be helpful in starting the healing process. Use the following tips to help your child through the uncertainty.

    How To Talk To Your Children:

    • Make sure your kids know they are not the reason for the divorce. 
    • Your children will likely want to know the causes for the split. Share an age appropriate response with them. 
    • Explain that both parents love them even if one of the parents will not live in the same house.
    • If it has been decided, talk with your children about how their life will change. This may include where they will live, with whom, and when they will see their other parent.
    • Assure your child that you are available to answer their questions and listen to their concerns.

    What To Do For Your Children:

    • Encourage your kids to continue their participation in school activities, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
    • Stick to a routine that fits your family's needs. While change is inevitable during this time, finding a routine that works for you will help to give your children a sense of normalcy.
    • Make sure your children spend adequate time with both parents.
    • Give your children reassurance by showing them the love they desire. This helps to alleviate some of the sadness and fears they are dealing with.

    A divorce is a big transition for everyone involved. Use these tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible for your children. If you have any family law questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Family Law: Five Facts About Domestic Partnerships in California

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Under California Family Code section 297, two partners who have been living together domestically can establish a domestic partnership by filing either a Declaration of Domestic Partnership or a Confidential Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the state. Below are five facts about domestic partnerships in California you should know. Read More

Family Law: What to Do if You Want to Have Your Child Support Payments Reduced

Friday, December 18, 2015

As a parent, you probably understand the importance of helping with the care of your child by paying child support. However, if you feel that your child support payments are too high, or if you are having trouble making your payments, you could wonder what you can do about the situation. Read More

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