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Sperm donors and child custody in California

Assisted reproductive technology has opened up a world of legal issues for family law courts. While it has provided couples -- both heterosexual and same-sex -- the opportunity to become parents, it has also pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a parent. In many cases, the use of this technology has led to interesting child custody questions and disputes.

Creating a positive co-parent relationship following divorce

During a divorce, the proceedings can get heated. People are often divorcing because they can no longer be in a productive and happy relationship. They may wish that they never had to deal with their ex-spouse again. In some cases, once the divorce proceedings are over, California residents don't have a reason to be in each other's lives. They can move forward in completely separate directions.

The role Facebook can play in a divorce

The world of divorce and family law is always evolving, and with these developments has come improved processes and better divorces (a phrase that many people may seem like a myth). In a similar, albeit more rapid, way, the world of technology is always evolving. In the past few decades, we have made amazing strides with the public proliferation of the internet and the advent of the smartphone.

California woman accused of kidnapping her own children

After more than 18 months apart, two Los Angeles fathers have been reunited with their sons. The mother of both children became the focus of an international manhunt that required the coordinated efforts of the FBI, Interpol and local authorities in Europe. The legal custody battle began when she took the boys on an authorized visit to Central Europe during the summer of 2012 and failed to return.

How to make divorce and child custody easier on children

California parents who divorce are well aware of the negative effects that the division of a family can have on shared children. In fact, concerns over how kids will take the news of a divorce and child custody changes is a primary factor that leads many couples to postpone filing until they feel that the timing is just right. Once the announcement has been made, parents have a great deal of influence over how their children will handle this time of transition.

Child custody factors and California law

Divorce is not the only time when a family law attorney might be called upon to assist in child custody determinations. As in today’s story, sometimes tragedy might leave a child without his or her parents. In that situation, a number of relatives might express competing interests in gaining legal custody.

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