How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child?
It was common for judges to give preference to a mother in divorce cases, especially when the children were young. The “Tender Years Doctrine” favored mothers as the primary caregiver based on outdated general roles. Most states, including California, have stopped using this legal principle. Today, a parent’s gender is not a factor in custody […]More
Is Celebrity Divorce More Common?
According to The Marriage Foundation, an organization in the United Kingdom, celebrity divorce rates are double the current UK divorce rates. The foundation looked at 488 celebrity marriages between 2001 and 2010. Fifty percent of the marriages ended in divorce, compared to the UK divorce rate of 25% for the same period. In the United […]More
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are Co-Parenting After Custody Battle
It appears that after a long and tense custody battle, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are learning how to co-parent their six children. Several news and entertainment sources, including People, are reporting that the couple and their children have had a lot of family therapy. However, the work has paid off because the couple is […]More
Are Divorce Records Public?
Most couples do not want their marriage problems made public. However, when you file for divorce, that could happen. Many divorce records in California are public records. Public records are available for viewing by anyone. You do not need to be a party to the action to view the records. You merely need to know […]More
What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Divorce Papers?
California is a no-fault state for divorce actions. A spouse does not need to prove that the other spouse was “at fault” for the breakup of the marriage to get a divorce. Fault in other states may include adultery, abandonment, or abuse. In California, the only reason a person needs to get a divorce is […]More