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June 2017 Archives

Do not wait to modify a spousal support order in California

Sometimes, when a person in California is ordered to pay spousal support, they dutifully do so for months or even years. However, as the adage goes, "Always expect the unexpected." For example, a sudden job loss or extended illness could make it difficult to pay spousal support. When that happens, a paying spouse may want to seek a modification to their spousal support order.

Tri-parenting may be an option for some California families

Families in California these days come in all shapes and sizes. This is especially true if a child is born via surrogacy or sperm donation. This can lead to what is known as "tri-parenting" - situations in which a child will be deemed to legally have three parents, rather than two. In 2013, California passed legislation making it possible for a child to have three parents.

Prenuptial agreements can benefit young couples

Young, soon-to-be wed couples in California naturally picture themselves as happily married for the rest of their lives. Especially if they do not have much in the way of assets, they may think prenuptial agreements are only for older, more well-to-do people entering a second marriage. However, even young couples marrying for the first time can benefit from a prenup.

3 benefits of signing a prenup

The idea of a prenuptial agreement is not as scary for many people these days as it once was. You might see it as a practical and informative tool, more than a potentially unromantic gesture. Prenups can be beneficial for both parties in several ways and do not have to be devoid of romance. Protecting both of your personal or business assets can even bring you closer together.

Pursuing child guardianship in California

Children in California have a right to a safe, secure and stable home. While in general parents usually exercises substantial rights with regards to the care of their child, there are times when the child's needs are not being met, and the parents are deemed unfit. When this happens, a guardian will be appointed to take over the child's care.

What types of surrogacy are there in Florida?

Sometimes, for various medical reasons, a couple is unable to conceive a child naturally and carry it full term through pregnancy. When this happens, they may consider having a surrogate carry the child for them, until the child is born and they are given custody of it. However, there are some key points of surrogacy that prospective parents in Roseville should be aware of before proceeding.

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