Non-Biological Father’s Responsibility to Support a Child

Imagine this scenario: John and Jane are married and have a child, Junior. Three years after Junior comes along, the marital bliss ends and the couple end up getting divorced. During the divorce, Jane tells John “oh, by the way, Junior is not really your child. I had an affair before Junior was born, and the real father now wants Junior and I to live with him, but you need to provide financial support to Junior until he turns 18.” After a DNA test reveals that Junior is not John’s biological child, John decides there’s no way he is going to be financially responsible to support another man’s child. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

What Rights Do You Have with a Restraining Order?

Do you know what a restraining order is? While most people know that they are available for people who are victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and other crimes, they are able to do more than that. It is also possible to get one of these orders for those who are facing civil harassment. Many do not know much about the orders beyond those elements though. For example, do you know how to file a restraining order? Do you know what the burden of proof is or what rights you have when you have a restraining order against someone? It is important to understand all of these different elements. Continue reading

Top Ten Signs Your Marriage Is On the Rocks

Just how well is your marriage going? Whether you have been married for years, or you are still in the honeymoon phase, it might be wise to look for some signs of trouble. While we all hope that our marriage will be the one that lasts, many marriages today end in divorce. Three out of every four marriages in California end in divorce, and that is certainly a high number. Take a moment to look at the following top ten signs that your marriage might be in trouble and be honest about where you stand.

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