In California, the family law courts recognize the dangers of alcoholism. Once under its grip, a person can turn from calm and good-natured to violent and dangerous to his/her loved ones. This is why the courts will always hesitate to grant custody or visitation rights to parents whose alcoholism is apparent.
Family law cases can bring the worst out of people, and many aren’t above making false allegations of child abuse against previous partners. Consider how easy it is to make a false allegation: all a person has to do is to lie under oath in order to send the other person’s life into a downward spiral. However, an experienced family law attorney can help you fend off false allegations and ensure that your rights are preserved.
After a divorce is finalized, tax returns can pose an unexpected challenge when dependants are part of the picture. To put it bluntly: who gets to reap the tax benefits of claiming the child on his/her tax return? The IRS is clear on one thing: only one parent can claim the child during any given tax year.