Parentage in California – The Law & Implications of Being a “Legal Parent”

When a party initiates a “paternity case”, which is synonymous with a “parentage case”, the Court is tasked with issuing an order determining the “legal parents” of a child. As we will discuss below, this is not always the biological parents of the child. A Court order stating that an individual is a “legal parent” of a child has far …

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3 Common Ways Divorce Affects Kids

  Experts agree that divorce affects kids, but just how it does is still a matter of debate – especially because each child is different. But there are a few common themes in the ways divorce affects children, and here’s what top psychologists have to say. 3 Common Ways Divorce Affects Kids While children react differently to divorce, many of …

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope With Divorce

If you’re like most parents going through divorce, you’re wondering, “Is divorce bad for kids?” The good news is that although it can be difficult to deal with, children of divorce often bounce back while become more resilient and able to cope with life’s challenges than they were before. That’s particularly true if you’re committed to helping your teen — …

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Is Divorce Bad for Kids?

Each year, divorce affects about 1.5 million kids across the U.S. For most parents going through the divorce process, it’s incredibly difficult. They’re asking themselves, “Am I harming my kids? Will this cause my children emotional scars? Will my kids ever be okay again?” Parents worry about these things long before they file for divorce, and many choose to remain …