Accused of domestic violence will father get custody of children?

Recently on our legal forum a mother asked, “After years of physical abuse I have decided to leave my children’s father. Although he was never violent towards the kids, I am terrified that he might get visitation and eventually hurt them. Are their protections for my kids if I divorce their father? I want to protect them, and I am really scared.”

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5 things to consider before creating a custody agreement

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My spouse and I are getting a divorce after ten years of marriage. We have three small children. We want to create the best custody agreement possible and work together, but I am having trouble staying objective and unemotional. What do I need to consider as we create the child custody agreement?”

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California spousal support will I receive it after the divorce?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was married for fifteen years. I was a full-time stay at home mom for the duration of the marriage. I supported my husband and three kids while my husband went to medical school, completed his residency, and became a full-time medical professional. Fifteen months on the job he fell in love with a nurse and told me he was leaving me. I have not worked in over a decade and still have several young children at home. I am not going to lie; I am scared about how I will take care of myself. Will I be entitled to California spousal support?”

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Does the biological father have to consent to an adoption?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I had a one night sexual encounter with a woman I met in a club. She told me several months later she was pregnant and intended to give the child up for adoption. Does the biological father have to consent to the adoption? What if I want to rear the child? Please let me what options I have and what I must do to keep the baby.”

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Divorce checklist- Issues to discuss with your divorce lawyer

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been married for 10 years. I have not been the perfect husband, but I have tried to make my marriage a success. My wife came home the other day and announced she wants a divorce. I would love to work towards reconciliation, but she says she is done. I know I need to talk to a divorce lawyer. Can you provide a divorce checklist about what I need to discuss with him? I have two children.”  Continue reading

Divorce do I have to leave the marital home?

Recently I found out my wife is having an affair. She told me she wants to get a divorce. She plans on marrying the guy. We have two young children together. She also wants me to leave our home. I am wondering why I should leave the home if she’s the one who cheated on me and wants a divorce. I want her to end the affair and try to reconcile the marriage. I am wondering whether I am legally required to leave the home just because she says that’s what she wants. What are my rights?”

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5 signs your boyfriend is too controlling

Recently on our legal forum a woman asked, “I have been dating my partner for 2 years. He has asked me to marry him. I come from a divorced family and want to avoid divorce. Over the years I have seen a few red flags. My family and friends are also telling me he is too controlling. Can you tell me some things I should look out for and whether my boyfriend may be too controlling?”

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