California Family Law Blog And News2018-03-03T16:12:26+00:00

Options to End a California Marriage 

There are three options to end a California marriage: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. Divorce is the most common options used by couples to end their marriage but there is a residency requirement. If a couple doesn't meet the residency requirement for divorce, but want to start the process, they can file a legal separation. Afterwards, once they meet the residency requirement, they can amend the legal separation to a divorce. In an annulment, the court declares the marriage illegal or invalid. A couple must have a legally valid basis for an annulment.

Factors that Determine Spousal Support in California

In a divorce or legal separation proceeding, a judge may order one spouse to pay the other alimony or spousal support as part of the separation judgment. With this in mind, what are the factors that determine spousal support? First and foremost, spousal support is based on the extent of each spouse’s earning capacity and how much is required to maintain the standard of living the pair enjoyed as a couple.

Co-Parenting Children After Divorce When You Don’t Agree

Co-parenting children after a divorce requires a lot of patience and hard work. From juggling busy schedules, to working together to raise children in two households, parents often feel overwhelmed with the tasks of co-parenting. There are many benefits to having a co-parenting plan, and studies show that co-parenting works best when both parents cooperate and manage their emotions. It also helps to have a defined schedule and co-parenting agreement.

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How to File Divorce in Los Angeles County

Despite common belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to file for divorce in Los Angeles County. Most people can complete the divorce process without hiring an expensive lawyer. Surprisingly, sometimes you can even finish a contested divorce case without hiring a lawyer! The bigger question is, what is the best way to file divorce in Los Angeles County? These are essential questions, and we will try to discuss them in this article.

Get an Earnings Withholding Order to Collect Support

What can you do when you have an order for child support but the other parent refuses to pay? An earnings withholding order to collect support requires an employer to deduct a specified amount from the employee parent's paycheck automatically. Courts often issue withholding orders when a person refuses to pay a child or spousal support order voluntarily.

California Mandatory Child Support Add-Ons

Have you ever heard the expression "California Mandatory Child Support Add-ons". If so, you may not understand what this means. Under California child support laws, both parents are required, to financially support their children until they reach 18 years of age. Most people understand what the words "child support" mean. California child support laws allow the court to consider different factors in deciding how much money each parent is required to contribute to care for their child. Here is what you need to know about California Mandatory Child Support Add-ons.

The Connection Between Visitation and Child Support

What is the connection between visitation and child support? In a nutshell, the more time a parent spends with his/her child, the less financial contribution they will need to provide to the other parent. On the other hand, the more time a parent spends away from his/her child, the more financial support he/she will need to provide to the other parent.

Joint Custody Solutions in California

There are many joint custody solutions parents can consider when creating their custody and timeshare plan. Custody deals with both the legal and physical custody of a child. Learn how to find the perfect joint custody solution for you.

The California One Day Divorce Program

Are you looking to get a California one day divorce? Yes, it's true, counties throughout California have launched a one-day divorce program. This pilot program was created to help divorcing couples, who meet specific criteria, do so in one day. Be aware, however, the coined phrase "California one day divorce" is NOT what it seems. Let me be clear. You cannot get a divorce in California in one day. So what is the California one day divorce program all about?

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