When the recent story broke about the family who purportedly starved their 13 children and chained them to beds, many officials turned their scrutiny on families who choose to educate their children at home. Indeed, with the increased calls for reforms to home education regulations in many parts of the country, California homeschooling families may find themselves in need of an attorney who practices in family law. There are many who have stated their belief that parents who teach at home are attempting to hide abuse and neglect.
In what could be a precedent-setting case, the top court in one state is considering whether to grant a woman's request to have her parental rights terminated. What makes this particular family law case unique is it concerns whether a spouse in a same-sex marriage consented to have a child through a sperm donor. The case is being followed closely by same-sex advocacy groups in California and across the country.
Far too often, media sources feature stories of children who have suffered devastating abuse at the hands of trusted adults. Unfortunately, there are also reports of abuse that are unfounded and based on either incomplete information or false accusations. If one finds him- or herself facing allegations of child abuse, a California family law professional may provide vital assistance.
After they have been issued a final divorce decree, most former spouses seek to leave the past behind them and seek a new life. However, there may arise certain circumstances when one needs to seek a modification to the orders a family law judge issued. A California resident who finds that personal situations warrant such an action may seek help in filing these petitions.
Raising a family is never an easy undertaking, no matter one's background or social status. However, being accused of committing abuse of one's child or possibly neglecting the care of a child may be an emotionally exhausting and frightening situation. Both of these matters can fall under the purview of family law, and an experienced attorney may be able to help navigate these disturbing allegations.
Families take many forms in today's society, and as a result, parents and grandparents may not be as close as in years past. As a result, some California grandparents may wonder if they have any options when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. There are provisions in the family law statutes for these relatives to seek visitation rights.
Professionals often state that the children whose parents divorce tend to have more problems for at least five years after the dissolution. Now, many family law courts are requiring parents to take classes in order to learn methods for effective parenting. Currently, California parents are required to take these classes only if stipulated by their particular judge.