1. The Adoption Laws In California

    Adopting a child gives those who are hopeful parents the opportunity to welcome a new family member into their home. Whether you’re adopting domestically or internationally, the process will give you a new member to love and watch grow up. The process of adoption can take a very long time, but in the end, it’s a life changing experience that will give those who have always wanted children the …Read More

  2. The Basics Of Domestic Violence In California

    Domestic violence is something that should always be taken very seriously. Whether you’ve been emotionally abused by your partner or physically, each type of domestic violence can create its own damage to a person. If you’re faced with domestic violence in the state of California, then there are some essential facts about domestic violence that should be understood to keep you safe. As family …Read More

  3. What To Do When You’ve Been Accused Of Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is a pretty clear situation. There’s the victim and the assailant. Generally, it’s pretty obvious when someone is being emotionally or physically abused by their partner. However, what happens when the situation isn’t so clear cut? What happens when one night things get a little too rowdy due to drinking and you’re accused of domestic violence to your significant other? W…Read More

  4. Why You Need A Family Lawyer For Adoption

    You’ve decided to commit to the adoption process, so you’ve met with a few agencies and potential birth parents. You’ve liked a few of them, but you aren’t sure whether you’re making the right decision. If you’re having doubts or want to make sure you’re following every law in the state of California properly, then it might be in your best interest to hire a family lawyer. A family l…Read More

  5. Domestic Adoption Versus International Adoption

    You crave to hear the tiny pitter-patter sounds of little feet running around your home. You’ve tried for years with your significant other and nothing seems to work. From in vitro fertilization to downloading ovulating apps to track your cycle, nothing seems to work for you and your spouse. All you’ve ever wanted was a child. A child who could look at you adoringly, who builds sand castles wi…Read More

  6. The Factors That Can Impact Child Custody And Visitation

    Did you know there are certain factors that can impact your visitation or being rewarded custody of your child? If you are trying to get custody of your child, you should know that everything in your past and in your life currently is taken into account of whether you’ll be granted child custody and visitation. If you are going through a custody battle, then take the time to talk to a family law…Read More

  7. What You Need To Know About Paternity Tests

    In our last blog, we went over What Should You Do If You’re Served With Paternity Papers. If you’ve been served with paternity papers, you’re probably very afraid of what the outcome will be. It can be scary to find out you have a child out in the world that you didn’t know about. If you are in need of hiring a family lawyer to help you through this transition in your life and to ensure yo…Read More

  8. What Should You Do If You’re Served With Paternity Papers

    So, you got served with paternity papers and you have no idea what to do next. You’re afraid, feel guilty, and a knot has formed in the pit of your stomach as you try to figure out what your next steps will be as you navigate the murky waters of possibly having a child out there in the world. You have no idea what to do once those papers are served, which is what brought you to us. At Lopez &…Read More

  9. What You Need To Know Going Into A Child Custody Battle

    Child custody battles can be draining and difficult to go through. No matter if you’re going through a separation, a divorce, or if you were never married in the first place the constant back and forth struggle of a child custody battle is filled with fear, dread, and despondency. To ensure that you are able to give your child the best life possible, you need to choose the best path for your chi…Read More

  10. What Are The Rights Of An Unmarried Father In California?

    It can be heartbreaking to know you don’t have the ability to see and spend time with your child/ren whenever you would like to. If you are an unmarried father it can be even more difficult because of the limited resources unmarried fathers have access to. A bond between a father and his child/ren is very special. No matter if the father is married, unmarried, separated, or going through a divor…Read More