Family Law Archives: Family law news, resources and more for consumers seeking information about divorce, legal separation, annulment, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, paternity and terminating domestic partnership relationships 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.
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.
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 [...]
Learn what issues are influenced by a long term vs short term marriage in divorce, particularly the impact on a California spousal support order.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]