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

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.

Dividing CalSTRS Pension Plan During Divorce

If you receive CalSTRS pension benefits, you may be required to divide them upon divorce. Read on to learn the different types of plans available under CalSTRS and under what circumstances they must be divided. Then, be sure to call A People's Choice for help with the required joinder!

Calculating Child Support Under California Guidelines

Did you know that life circumstances such as income and even overtime have a direct effect on California guideline child support orders? In fact, the court uses this and other important information to determine which parent will have to pay, and how much. Read on to learn what else they consider when making support orders, and how your life situation will affect the outcome.

Requirements for Annulment in California

This short video provides a general overview of the requirements for filing an annulment in California and the statutory reasons the court may grant a California annulment judgment. Check out the video or read on to learn more.

What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

Diving property during a divorce is overwhelming; as a result, many couples forget about their retirement savings! In fact, a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) ensures that a portion of one spouse's retirement benefits are transferred to the other spouse upon divorce. However, there are certain legal requirements and regulations that limit QDROs. Read on to learn more.

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , |5 Comments

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