Santa Barbara Family Law Attorney Explains Modification of Orders
Court orders for child custody, child support, child visitation rights, spousal alimony, and other orders are made based on the facts and situations at the time of trial. But life moves on after divorce and people make drastic life changes that should be reflected in the court orders. When circumstances change, it’s important to seek advice from an experienced Santa Barbara family law attorney to determine if you have the legal right to seek modification of a family law order.
Modifications of orders may include:
- The amount of child support paid or received
- The amount of alimony paid or received
- Primary custody
- Visitation rights
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Adoption is the legal process of establishing a legal parent-child relationship when the adopting parent is not the child’s biological or birth parent. The state of California has the most adoption cases each year. There are a couple of different types of adoption but all of them mean that once the adoption is final, the adoptive parents have all the legal rights and responsibilities of the child. Read more “California Adoptions”
New Blood Test to Identify Fathers Before Birth
This is such an interesting new development for family law practitioners and parents-to-be.
Steve Ruark for The New York Times
It is an uncomfortable question that, in today’s world, is often asked by expectant mothers who had more than one male partner at the time they became pregnant. Who is the father? Ravgen researcher at the company’s labs in Columbia, Md., last month. It charges $950 to $1,650 for its paternity test. Xin Guo, a Ravgen reseacher. The company’s test was used in a murder investigation, though evidence was not introduced at trial.
With more than half of births to women under 30 now out of wedlock, it is a question that may arise more often. Read more “New Blood Test to Identify Fathers Before Birth”