Blog Posts in September, 2017

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  • Great-Grandparents May Be Great but Not for Child Visitation Rights
    Great-Grandparents May Be Great but Not for Child Visitation Rights

    E and Y are the paternal great grandparents of S and D. F is the F of S and D and also the grandson of E and Y. M is the mother of S and D and the former wife of F. Sadly, the marriage of M and D was ...

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  • A Nonoffending Parent Does Not Lose Parental Rights...
    A Nonoffending Parent Does Not Lose Parental Rights...

    …But you can sure lose your parental rights for other reasons! Mother [M] and Father [F] never married but they had a son [S] together. M struggled with drug abuse (specifically methamphetamine) and ...

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  • You're STILL the Father!
    You're STILL the Father!

    T and C met in 1991, but they did not begin a sexual relationship until 2005. Prior to 2005, C had a vasectomy. Shortly after beginning their sexual relationship, T and C discussed having a child ...

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  • A Putative Spouse is not a Bad Person
    A Putative Spouse is not a Bad Person

    Like most states, California does not recognize what is known as a common law marriage . In a common law marriage, the parties are not legally married, but hold themselves up to everyone in the world ...

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  • Poor Mental Health Can Result in Lost Custody
    Poor Mental Health Can Result in Lost Custody

    Mother (M) and Father (F) never married, but had two children together Son (S) in 2007 and Daughter (D) in 2008. M and F permanently separated in 2010, and M retained full custody of the children. M ...

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