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Spousal and Partner Support in California

A contentious issue during a divorce is spousal support, which can be a complex issue to understand to and to resolve. When one spouse has a lower income, the court Read More

Do Grandparents Have Visitation and Custody Rights in California?

There is no set definition of what a family should be. Every family is unique. Sometimes, grandparents may be rearing and caring for their grandchildren without the children’s parents, which Read More

Service by Publication in California

Each person is required to receive actual notice, have an opportunity to appear and be heard before any adverse legal action may be taken the person; this is known as Read More

Modifying Child Support Orders in California

Child support orders may be changed if necessary. Sometimes, people’s situations change and the order needs to change to reflect that. A parent might not be able to keep up Read More

Dividing Property Pursuant to Divorce or Legal Separation

Property division can cause a lot of tension during the divorce process. California’s community property law directs the court to divide the marital estate in half, but there’s no guarantee Read More

Your Children Should Always Come First

If you are a divorcing parent, the wellbeing of your children is the first priority. It is imperative that you and your child’s other parent develop a child-custody plan that Read More

Types of Marital Dissolution in California

After the difficult decision to dissolve the marriage is made, each of you must determine which course of action is best for you. Depending on your personal beliefs, financial situation, Read More

Can My Marriage be Annulled?

In California, the court can grant an annulment if it determines that the marriage is void or voidable. A void marriage can never be legal; a voidable marriage is presumed Read More

In California, You’re the Dad If You Act Like the Dad

California law takes a broad view of fatherhood through the concept of “presumed parenthood” because the state recognizes that paternity is more than just DNA. Under this principle, a man Read More

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation in California

The thought of facing a judge or being in a courtroom may be intimidating for some persons. When seeking a divorce, you may decide that litigation in the courtroom is Read More

Don’t Suffer in Silence – Domestic Abuse in California

In California, domestic violence is defined as disturbing the peace of another. The abuse or the threat of abuse is directed against someone with whom the abuser has or had Read More

Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

It is possible to file for divorce in California without an attorney such as when the divorce is simple, with no children or shared assets. However, most cases are more Read More

Helping Your Children Cope With a Separation or Divorce

Children may experience the different stages of grief during their parents’ separation or divorce: Shock and denial that their parents are separatingAnger because their parents are separatingDepression, overwhelmed with feelings of Read More

Developing a Holiday Schedule for Your Child(ren)

A holiday schedule for your child(ren) takes precedence over the usual custodial schedule and is in addition to the regular custody and visitation schedule. The setting of a holiday schedule is Read More

Does California Recognize Parental Alienation?

Disputes about child custody are stressful on parents and the child(ren). In severely damaged relationships between spouses, the child(ren) usually suffers the most from the parents’ continued battles and becomes caught in Read More

Divorcing from a Partner with a Personality Disorder

Obtaining a divorce can be complicated and overwhelming under most circumstances. On top of that, a spouse with a personality disorder adds another level of complication. The thought of leaving a partner Read More

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