Foster Parent Adoptions

Foster parent adoption can be a complex process that requires following strict administrative and legal processes while still giving your child the best care possible. We can help you make a way through the system and adopt your child as quickly as possible. Call Law Offices of Rick D. Banks today at (559) 222-4891 for […]

Adoption By a Family Member

Adopting a family member is common when birth parents are not able to care for their children or when a step parent steps up to take on a legal parental role. In fact, the court will often seek out family members to serve as foster and adoptive parents as an alternative to putting children into […]

What Is Assisted Reproductive Technology?

If you have considered fertility treatment, you should consult an assisted reproductive technology attorney. Many people use assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive and give birth to a child. However, ART has many legal challenges that should be considered. Call Law Offices of Rick D. Banks at (559) 222-4891.   What Is Assisted Reproductive Technology? […]

The Use of Witnesses During a Divorce Trial

Divorces can be messy. They often require both spouses to air their dirty laundry in a courtroom. However, sometimes they involve others who have been witness to the incidents in the marriage that led to divorce. A divorce trial witness may come into court and give testimony regarding an array of issues in the divorce. […]

Wife’s Rights During Divorce

A wife’s rights in divorce can be enforced by a court. Both spouses have rights during a divorce, but it can be difficult to assert those rights. You shouldn’t let your spouse walk all over you. Instead, reach out to an attorney who can support your rights and make sure you get what you deserve. […]

How Mental Illness Can Affect Custody in Divorce

Parents with mental illness and child custody issues are common in family law cases. Mental illness is suffered by many, whether it be anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or another condition. Not only can it lead to divorce, but it can also impact your child custody.   If you have questions about your specific situation in […]

Signs of Parental Alienation

If one parent is trying to distance their children from the other parent, there may be signs of parental alienation. Attempts to alienate a child from a parent can be made for a variety of reasons, but the result is always negative for the child. If this is happening in your life, contact a child […]

How to Prove Child Abandonment

If your child has been without one or both of their parents for a period of time, you may wonder how to prove child abandonment. California has a variety of laws that address child abandonment and how it should be handled by the court. Read below to learn more about this situation. For more information […]

Temporary Custody Order for Grandparents

Grandparents can gain custody of their grandchildren in various ways. One way is to obtain a temporary custody order for grandparents if there is a situation that warrants an immediate need for or temporary change of custody. Read below to learn more about custody orders that allow children to live with their grandparents.   Call […]

Reasons Grandparents Can File for Custody of a Grandchild

Considering Grandparents for Child Custody   Although it may seem like a positive move, the court will not grant custody of children to grandparents unless there is a legitimate reason why it is necessary. The court will not give grandparents special consideration, even though they are family members. Parental rights always come first unless the […]