California Family Law Blog And News2020-05-14T14:11:31-07:00

Involved in a California Divorce? Here’s What You Should Know

For those in the process of or considering getting divorced, one of the major questions you'll face is what assets you'll be entitled to. Between shared property, pension plans, and even debt, your portion may or may not be what you had in mind.

How to Change a Divorce Settlement Agreement

Looking to make a change to your divorce settlement agreement? Read on to learn what can and cannot be changed, and under what circumstances the judge will agree to a modification. Also, discover how to make these changes, and how A People's Choice can help.

Mediation and Child Custody: Process Description and Preparation Tips

Sometimes, mediation for child custody agreements is mandated by the court. During mediation, parties will typically have the opportunity to present their concerns to the mediator and to the other parent. Then, the mediator will provide both parents with the necessary tools to reach an agreement on contested issues. However, there are tips that parents can use to reach this agreement more quickly. Read on to learn more about mediation for child support in California, and how you can prepare for it.

How to Become Legally Separated in California

Whether for religious or social reasons, couples sometimes choose to obtain a legal separation instead of a divorce when their marriage is ending. Legal separation is different from divorce because couples may NOT remarry after legally separating. However, the legal separation process is very similar to divorce. A People's Choice offers low-cost options for couples who need help completing and filing their legal separation paperwork. Read on to learn more!

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

California Divorce Residency Requirements: Where to File for Divorce in California

What are the residency requirements for filing divorce in California, and do you meet them? If not, what happens? Luckily, there are some simple solutions to typical residency requirement issues with California divorce. Read on to learn more, then contact A People's Choice to learn how we can assist you with completing and filing your divorce paperwork!

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Benefits of Establishing Paternity for California Mothers and Fathers

Why would a father want to establish paternity in California? Plus, what are the benefits to mothers when paternity is established? Read on to learn about California paternity laws including benefits, costs, and state-specific regulations. Then, contact A People's Choice for help creating and filing a petition!

Divorce and Co-Parenting: The Benefits of Creating a Co-Parenting Plan

Divorces are never easy for the separating parties, but they can be especially difficult for any children involved. Sometimes, these children feel caught in the middle of a toxic relationship between their two divorced parents. Therefore, it's important to consider your child's overall wellbeing when determining your parenting plans. More specifically, establishing a co-parenting plan with your ex and relying on respectful communication can help your child feel loved and secure.

By |August 30th, 2020|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

California Family Support Order in Divorce

If you're considering requesting court orders for child or spousal support during your California divorce, you may instead benefit from family support orders! These special orders combine child and spousal support into one payment. Plus, they come with tax benefits for the paying and receiving spouse. Read on to learn more to determine whether family support orders are right for you.

Understanding California Divorce Laws

Luckily, filing divorce in California without a lawyer IS possible! In fact, using a legal document assistant such as A People's Choice could save you thousands of dollars on your case. However, self-representation also requires self-education. Here is a description of some of the most important California divorce laws for your reference! If you are navigating divorce without a lawyer, be sure to contact A People's Choice for more educational resources.

Modifying Spousal Support in California: What You Need to Know

If you're considering submitting an order for a change in spousal support, there are some factors you may need to prove beforehand. More specifically, to increase, reduce, or terminate support, you must prove a significant change in personal circumstances. These circumstances may include loss of a job, remarriage, or retirement.

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