The family law attorneys of the Thomas Hogan Law Office have been assisting clients across California with assistance and advice on family law issues for over 25 years. California family law is vast. You will need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney to help you navigate the complex maze of California family law statutes, rules and procedures.
To learn more about family law and find out how the Fresno family law attorneys of the Thomas Hogan Law Office can help you call us at (559) 421-9577.
California family law allows minors who are at least 14 years old to apply for emancipation. An emancipated minor is an adult for all legal purposes. The minor’s parents no longer have an obligation to provide for the minor. However emancipation does not prevent the parents from providing for the minor out of their love and affection for him or her. The parents however cannot prevent the emancipated minor from leaving the home and staying alone or with others. The minor applying for emancipation must prove that emancipation is in his or her best interest. The parents must consent to the emancipation. A notice of the emancipation proceedings must be given to the parents. The parents can appear in the court and oppose the emancipation.
If you want to adopt a child, you must following the procedures laid down by California law. The adoption must be approved by the court. Adoption law is complex. Seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney to help you with the legal procedures associated with the adoption. Whether you opt for an agency adoption or an independent adoption, having an experienced family law attorney by your side will ensure that the entire adoption process goes through smoothly. The last thing you want in an adoption is the court to declare the adoption invalid because you failed to comply with the rules. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact Thomas Hogan Law Office in Fresno, California.
Grandparents and Stepparents
Grandparents have a legal right to visit their grandchildren after the parents divorce. Visitation by grandparents used to be decided by the custodial parent. But now every state has legislation authorizing grandparent visitation. In each case, the court’s decision to allow grandparent visitation is guided by the best interests of the child. Stepparents have parental rights over a stepchild only if they’ve agreed to assume certain parental obligations. Accepting legal responsibility for a stepchild usually gives a stepparent legal rights similar to parental rights. The extent of those rights would depend on the responsibilities assumed. A typical example of an assumed obligation might be an agreement to provide for a young stepson or stepdaughter. Sometimes, former stepparents have certain legal rights. Courts occasionally grant visitation rights to former stepparents after determining that visitation would be in the child’s best interests. Let our Fresno family attorneys assist you in these types of situation.
Minor vs. Parents
A minor can sue his or her parents certain wrongdoings. Today almost every state permits minors to sue their parents for certain torts. The most common is a suit for personal injuries resulting from a parent’s negligent driving. The child’s representative in this type of suit is often an insurance company. Also, almost every state permits minors to sue one or both parents for personal injuries intentionally inflicted. A minor can sue an aunt, uncle, grandparent, or other relative. These individuals have the same status as unrelated persons. The Thomas Hogan Law Office has a team of expert family law attorneys who can assist you in these types of cases. Visit or call our Fresno location.
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I was in a difficult situation and needed a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent me in court against a government agency. I am glad I made an appointment to meet Tom Hogan in his office. The entire office staff is very courteous and professional. Tom Hogan is very likeable, he has a good sense of humor, and my anxiety went away after talking to him for a few minutes. He listened intently on what I had to say and gathered information by asking me several questions pertaining to my case. He has great attention to details. I was able to understand better my predicament after he explained the situation I am in so I decided on day 1 that he is the lawyer I am looking for. He showed up on all my court dates and stood for me against seemingly insurmountable odds. For those who are summoned to appear in court by the government, I guess you can relate… you are in between a hard place and a rock. His arguments turned around the case in my favor. The last court appearance went like a blur and I was still in disbelief as we are walking out of the court house. I asked him, what is going on? He responded ” We won. They are not going to bother you anymore.”Joe Stockton
Mr. Hogan took a personal interest in helping me with my legal issue. It was refreshing to find a lawyer that did not treat you like a number. He asked all the necessary questions so that he could properly represent me. He obviously has a lot of experience and it showed in how he handled my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hogan to any of my friends for legal assistance.Al M. Modesto
When I decided to get married he established my pre-nup. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nup was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer!Jeri E. Modesto
Mr. Hogan and his staff were a pleasure to work with. I consulted with them regarding a potential IRS tax issue. They answered all my questions gave me invaluable advise. I am sleeping much better at night since my stress has been diminished. Thank you Mr. Hogan.Evelyn M. Modesto
If you need an attorney with a keen understanding of financial matters, look no further than Tom Hogan. Mr. Hogan deserves the gold star for his accomplishments as an attorney and CPA. I never expected to ever find an attorney as competent, caring and driven as Mr. Hogan. As soon as Tom took on my case, he was determined to help me. He immediately plowed through the reams of documents pertaining to my case, financial and legal, and honed in on the critical pieces.Roberta C. Modesto
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