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Understand and Compare the Differences Between Child Support and Family Support in California

When you compare California child support and family support, it is important to understand not only how they are calculated, but also what the different tax consequences are for each.

By | October 22nd, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

A Father’s Rights in Custody – What California Courts Consider When Determining Father’s Rights

Lean how a California court views a father's rights in custody and visitation matters; what a father can do to protect their father's rights and what tactics are taken by mothers to affect a father's rights in custody.

By | October 1st, 2017|Family Law, Paternity|0 Comments

Attorney Fee Awards in Divorce and How California Courts Award Attorney Fees

During a divorce, one party may ask the court to request the other spouse to pay their attorney fees. An award of a spouse’s attorney fees may be an exorbitant amount of money. Attorney fee awards in divorce may be requested on a "need basis" or to penalize a party for sanctionable behavior. Below is [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Long Term vs Short Term Marriage in Divorce and What You Need to Know About the 10 Year Rule

Learn what issues are influenced by a long term vs short term marriage in divorce, particularly the impact on a California spousal support order.

By | September 19th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

How is Child Support Calculated in California?

Many couples going through divorce ask us "how is child support calculated in California?" In order to understand how child support is calculated in California, you must keep in focus that California requires both parents to be mutually responsible for the financial support of their child. A parent is obligated to provide financial support to [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Voluntary Relinquishment of Parental Rights and What it Means

Parents may voluntarily relinquish parental rights in California. Voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, however, can only be made under specific legal circumstances. Obviously parents choose to relinquish their parental rights for a variety of reasons including divorce, adoption, legal guardianship, or foster care. The voluntary relinquishment of parental rights must be granted in a court [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Adoption, Family Law|2 Comments

How to Contest Default Judgment in Divorce

Are you looking to contest default judgment in divorce? You may have found yourself in this situation because you did not file a response to your divorce proceedings. If a default judgment in divorce has been entered against you, don't despair. You do have options. Why Was Default Judgment in Divorce Entered?When a California resident [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Supervised Visitation Solutions in Family Court

There are many forms of visitation for non-custodial parents. When the safety and welfare of a child is in question, a court may order supervised visitation to a non-custodial parent. The court will order visitation to be supervised if a parent has a history of domestic violence or sexual abuse. Furthermore, if a child’s safety [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Reasons to Establish Paternity

There are many reasons to establish paternity in California. Establishing paternity provides benefits to both parents and children. Having the father sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity is a fist step in establishing paternity in California. However, paternity must be established in California by court order to protect a father's rights. Once paternity has been [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Family Law, Paternity|0 Comments

Joint Child Custody Tips and Solutions

When exploring joint child custody solutions, there are many joint child custody options a couple can consider. First, California custody orders include both legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the decisions a parent makes about their child’s schooling, religious activities, and medical treatment. Physical custody refers to which parent the child resides with [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments