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Can I relocate with my child?

Single parents who wish to relocate with their children may run into serious roadblocks when the other parent disagrees. If the other parent has shared legal custody and visitation rights, for example, it could be impossible to get the relocation approval you desire. Nevertheless, parents might still be able to fight for their wishes in court if the right factual circumstances are present.

Why don't some couples get married?

If you've been with the same person for a long time, and if you have children together, you've probably been feeling some pressure from friends and family members to get married. It's a personal decision, but it's also something that people seem to expect.However, you're not sure if it's right for you.

High-conflict divorces and parents: Think of your child first

When you and your child's other parent have a high-conflict relationship, it can be difficult to separate your anger toward one another from your parenting responsibilities. Sometimes, the conflict boils over into your parenting, which can create a negative world for your child to live in.

Foster children in refugee status need care in California

If you're looking into adoption, one thing you may not have realized is how many refugee children are in need. California's media specifically seeks foster parents for these children initially, but as with any foster child, there could be a potential for adoption in the future.

Do grandparents have a right to seek visitation in California?

When your grandchildren were born, it was one of the happiest moments of your life. You raised your child, and your child has now produced a child of their own. You thought everything was wonderful, but that feeling went away just a few years later when you heard your child was getting a divorce.

Creating a parenting plan helps balance your child's life

Child custody is an important part of any divorce. You need to decide how your child will fit into your life following a divorce, just as you did during your marriage. You should be able to work out a plan where your child sees both parents and has the support he or she needs to feel comfortable in this new situation.

Adopting in the military: Knowing the benefits

Adopting when you're in the military may seem difficult, but the truth is that there are benefits to doing so. Military families have benefits when they're on active duty including up to $2,000 that the military will pay individuals to cover adoption expenses. The military also allows for 21 days of leave, aimed at helping you bond with your child and health care benefits for the child prior to the adoption's finalization.