The term visitation has long been used to refer to the time a noncustodial parent spends in regularly scheduled appointments with his or her children. The term is a bit of a misnomer because a parent is not a visitor but rather an integral member of the child's family. Child visitation is an important right that is necessary for maintaining a meaningful, loving relationship between parent and child. It's a consideration second only to the health and welfare of the child. At The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer, our family attorneys advocate vigorously on behalf of parents who want and deserve time with their children and on behalf of parents who must oppose visitation by former spouses whose influence could be damaging. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we're ready to manage your visitation dispute to arrive at the best solution for your circumstances.
The domestic partnership laws of the California Family Code confer virtually every right and responsibility of traditional marriage on couples who register with the state as domestic partners. Because these rights and responsibilities are far reaching and are meant to be permanent, anyone who considers entering a domestic partnership should seek a thorough explanation of the law and its consequences for their unique circumstances. The Springer Law Firm Can Help You Navigate through this process, give us a call today.
The WINDSOR decision, striking down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as an unconstitutional violation of the Fifth Amendment, had a significant impact on estate planning for same sex couples. The decision results in Estate planning changes in the following areas:
There are many federal and state laws that benefit married couples. Some examples include the right to file joint income tax returns, create a family limited partnership (FLP) under federal tax laws, create a marital life estate trust, receive survivor benefits, receive a share of your deceased spouse’s estate under intestate succession laws and claim the estate tax marital deduction. If you have any questions please give us a call at 408-779-4700.