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October 2016 Archives

How employees are protected by the California Family Rights Act

When a person receives the difficult news that either they or a family member has been diagnosed with a serious health condition, a litany of questions will inevitably run through their mind. In particular, they may wonder about how much time they can take off work and whether they can be fired for being gone for too long.

What is a thoughtful parental agreement?

Parents' rights are generally looked upon as equal under the law here in California. There are notable exceptions for when one parent has already proven to be unsuitable for shared custody. Perhaps this is the case because of the demands of their job, or the documented abuse of alcohol and/or drugs, a history of being negligent in the care of the child or children, or one parent is simply unable or unwilling to care for the child. But these days both parents are often involved to varying but generally equal degrees.