Many Californians choose adoption as a way of growing their families. However, the adoption process is more complicated than many people realize. Recently one California couple ran into an unexpected hurdle in their plan to adopt.
Trying to find a fair way to share parenting time can be exceptionally difficult. In many cases, parents are able to work together to create the best life for their child, putting aside their own preferences and weaknesses. However, some parents face the nightmare of what to do when their child's other parent is abusive to the child, or allows the child to live in an unsafe environment.
It is not uncommon for Californians to change jobs throughout their lives. Some may decide to stay within their chosen industries and move to new employers while others may decide to start fresh with new careers in fields they have never before pursued. Still others may be forced to seek out new employment opportunities when they are let go from their jobs.
Under California law, any property jointly owned by a married couple is presumed to be community property, unless someone can prove that it is separate property. Community property can include real estate, bank accounts, artwork, debts and other assets. It can also include debts. Separate property is property that one of the partners owns on his or her own and that has not been converted into community property during the marriage.
Actress Paula Patton and musician Robin Thicke enjoyed a long relationship prior to their marriage and the birth of their son. Unfortunately, like many other Los Angeles couples, they were not able to make their relationship work and eventually filed for divorce in 2014. They were granted a divorce in 2015 but even now nearly two years later the alleged issues of their marriage are impacting their ability to find a child custody arrangement that serves the best interests of their child.