According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent survey, approximately 32.9 percent of women living in California have been victims of violence, sexual violence, or stalking by their partner or spouse.
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.
There is perhaps no occasion more joyous than the birth of a new child. In fact, most new parents will probably reach a point where they feel almost overwhelmed by all of the visits, gifts and undivided attention from their family and friends.
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.