At the conclusion of a recent appellate hearing, one California father has achieved a major victory upholding his parental rights. The case involves a parent's right to use legally prescribed medical marijuana without the risk of losing child custody. This decision not only affirms this man's right to the care and custody of his son, it also serves as an indicator of the changing ways in which the courts approach the use of medical marijuana.
A recently released study suggests that women face a particularly high risk of losing their health insurance coverage in the months following a divorce. The data, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, finds that as many as 115,000 women each year become uninsured after a divorce.
California couples who are entering the divorce process often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of decisions that must be made. It can be easy to focus on negotiations over issues that seem of vital importance now, but are in fact minor in relative terms. One issue that should be given the utmost priority is property division.