Couples in California may be more likely to get a divorce in August than during any other time of the year. A study from the University of Washington found that this was the month in which divorce rates peak, and some attorneys back this up with anecdotal evidence.
There is a common perception among many California residents that child support is a matter to be handled between the two parties. Certainly, the court ultimately determines the final order regarding the award of custody and support, but if the parent ordered to pay fails to do so, it is up to the custodial parent to enforce the support. If that individual is without sufficient resources to pay for legal representation, many people think there is not much that can be done. However, that is not necessarily true.
In California, DNA paternity testing is often used to determine if an alleged father is a biological parent. A man is called an alleged father when his unmarried partner is pregnant or gives birth to a child. Since the man is an alleged father rather than a biological parent, his name does not need to appear on the baby's birth certificate. However, a positive DNA paternity test grants him legal rights as the child's biological father.
Facing any type of criminal charge is a serious threat to your future. If convicted, you could face penalties that range from time behind bars to expensive fines to loss of your reputation. It's always in your interests to fight back against any type of allegation and seek to protect your future.
It is widely believed that financial difficulties and arguments over money are the primary reasons marriages fail, but the results of a recent study suggest that spouses in California and around the country are more likely to seek a divorce because they lack emotional fulfillment. Danish researchers reached their conclusions after surveying 2,371 recently divorced people. The study was published on July 19 in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy.