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When people seek the help of a San Diego men's rights law firm, they may have needs that vary widely. When it comes to family law, the role of any San Diego men's rights attorney is critical in terms of the ultimate result, and the Men's Legal Center provides that legal expertise in just about every type of family law issue that could arise. Below you'll find links to the different types of cases the firm handles.


When a divorce begins and there are children of that marriage, it gives rise to a whole host of issues...

Military Divorce

San Diego is home to many families where at least one member is actively serving in the military...

Child Custody

Facing the end of a marriage is a difficult proposition.  This is particularly true when particularly true when...

Child Visitation

One of the fundamental issues that needs to be decided when a divorce is proceeding is child custody...

Domestic Violence

One of the most emotionally-charged legal issues in society today is that of domestic violence. This is especially true when...

Property Division

When a divorce begins and the process moves forward, one of the most central requirements that must...


When a marriage ends and the divorce process begins, it can lead to several complicated issues that...

Business Valuations

Business valuations in divorce are a complicated area of family law. The experienced attorneys at the...


If you have gone through a divorce it’s not unusual to experience financial difficulties. In fact, according...


When men face the prospect of the end of a marriage, they tend to face the same emotional and financial struggles as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is an assumption in existence that when a divorce occurs, the woman tends to obtain more favorable results than the men in general with respect to such issues as property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation among others. While statistics tend to reinforce this notion, that does not mean that men who face this situation should not seek the help of San Diego men’s rights lawyers as soon as possible to build their cases.
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Men’s Rights Lawyers San Diego, Helping Complete Stepparent Adoptions

When parents of a child either get divorced or they are never married and the custodial parent of the child eventually decides to marry someone else, it can create a difficult situation for everyone involved.  However, despite the horror stories that exist, there are also many successes that occur, and one of the best results that can take place is for everyone involved to seek a California stepparent adoption.  If you are involved in this situation, you need to seek the help of San Diego men’s rights lawyers as soon as possible.  Below is a brief overview of this issue.

How California Stepparent Adoptions Begin

When a prospective family decides that they would like to pursue a California stepparent adoption, the first step involves completing documentation that the state will use to advance the process.  The State Department of Social Services receives the documentation and then forwards it to the proper state agency for investigation.

Generally, the initial challenge that can be encountered is locating the biological parent who is not involved with this adoption process.  If that parent can be located and that parent does not object to the California stepparent adoption, the next set of documentation that must be completed can be forwarded to the relevant parties.

Termination of Parental Rights

The next step that occurs after the initial documentation is completed is to move towards the termination of the parental rights of the biological parent.  If the biological parent consents to such an arrangement, a final hearing in this regard can be set with the court and the process can be completed.

Unfortunately, there are situations where the biological parent either refuses to cooperate with the process or that person simply cannot be found.  In these situations, the process needs to move towards declaring that the biological parent has abandoned the child or children at issue, and when this occurs that person’s parental rights can be terminated if there is no way to find this person and/or if this person has not had any contact with the child or children for some period of time.

The Final Disposition

After this termination process is completed one way or another, the stepparent can move to a final adoption of the child.  This is done by way of a hearing at the court where the new parent’s rights are confirmed and the new family can move on as one legal unit under the eyes of the law of California.

As can be seen, while this is generally a positive process, there is much that can go wrong.  If you are involved in this situation, seek the help of San Diego men’s rights lawyers who have helped many families start anew.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

When child custody is decided as part of a California divorce, the court will also either approve an agreed-upon child visitation schedule or impose one on the parties so that both parents are able to maintain contact and a relationship with the children of a marriage.  However, there are certain situations where the only visitation that will be allowed would be supervised visitation, and this can be extremely difficult for everyone involved.  Anyone who is dealing with this issue should seek the immediate help of experienced San Diego men’s rights lawyers, and below is a brief overview of supervised visitation.

Many of the California laws that exist place the best interests of any children that are involved with a particular situation as the top priority and governing principle for courts to follow.  One of the areas of law where the child’s best interests is of paramount importance concerns guardianships, as these situations often involve children who are enduring extremely difficult problems.  If you are facing the possibility of a guardianship issue, you need to seek the help of San Diego men’s rights attorneys as soon as possible.  Below is a brief introduction to this issue.