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  • Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • Reasons a Judge Will Modify Child Custody in California

      What happens if you need to change your child custody order in California? Certain court orders are modifiable by the California courts after a final judgement has been made. The most common areas for post-judgment modification of orders include child custody/visitation orders, child support orders, and spousal support orders. Today, we go which reasons are acceptable for requesting a modification ...
    • Why Is It Important to Establish Paternity in California?

      If you and your partner have a child together and decide not to get married, you will need to establish paternity. California law does not automatically assign parentage to the child’s father, rather this must be determined after the child is born. There are many benefits to establishing parentage for unmarried parentings, including the fact that doing so protects a father’s right to be a part of ...
    • Facing the Holiday Season After Divorce

      Tips on How to Navigate the Holidays After a Divorce While many families start to decorate and prepare for the holidays, some are left wondering how to gear up for the celebrations after a recent divorce. It is common to have feelings of uncertainty regarding what to expect your first holiday season after a divorce. You may be wondering how visitation works or how to split holiday time in a manner ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • How Do You Divide a Business in a Divorce?

      What happens to a family business during a divorce ? If this question keeps popping up in your head, you are not alone. In California, a business is considered an asset, which is subject to division during a divorce if considered marital property. Determining the value of a business requires the assistance of seasoned professionals, including accountants and appraisers. Today, we go over the ...
    • How to Practice Self-Care While Going Through a Divorce

      If you are going through a divorce , you may be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and emotional. These feelings may come and go and intensify during certain parts of the divorce process. It is totally normal to feel some sort of emotional fallout or like even the most mundane tasks are hard to complete. So, how do you get through this time in your life? Practicing daily self-care can help you make ...
    • How to Get an Annulment in California

      How to Get an Annulment in California An annulment is often misunderstood or used interchangeable with divorce; however, the two are very different. An annulment declares a marriage void, meaning it never happened whereas a divorce ends an existing marriage. An annulment can be granted if the marriage was not legal, if you were forced to marry your spouse, or if you were not old enough to marry ...

    Domestic Partnerships

    The latest posts for Domestic Partnerships are listed below.
    • Domestic Partnership vs. Marriage: The Legal Benefits of Each

      Domestic partnership and marriage are different ways to formalize relationships between two romantic partners. While they each have their pros and cons, the two offer their own unique benefits that can make either appealing depending on your preferences. Benefits Available in Domestic Partnerships Domestic partnerships were initially created to provide basic legal and economic protections to ...

    Domestic Violence

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
    • Why Domestic Violence Has Increased During the Pandemic

      As if this year hasn’t already created enough hardships for people all over the world, one of the most unfortunate emerging facts of 2020 is that domestic violence has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic according to UN Women. Domestic violence (also known as “intimate partner violence” or “DV”) is defined by California law as harming or threatening to harm an intimate partner, although family ...
    • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

      Restraining orders are usually issued by courts in cases involving domestic violence , sexual assault, assault and battery, harassment, and stalking. Restraining orders are used to prevent an alleged abuser from being able to contact, visit, or come near a protected party. When a restraining order is issued and the defendant and victim still live together, then the order basically forces the ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • How Do You Divide a Business in a Divorce?

      What happens to a family business during a divorce ? If this question keeps popping up in your head, you are not alone. In California, a business is considered an asset, which is subject to division during a divorce if considered marital property. Determining the value of a business requires the assistance of seasoned professionals, including accountants and appraisers. Today, we go over the ...
    • Reasons a Judge Will Modify Child Custody in California

      What happens if you need to change your child custody order in California? Certain court orders are modifiable by the California courts after a final judgement has been made. The most common areas for post-judgment modification of orders include child custody/visitation orders, child support orders, and spousal support orders. Today, we go which reasons are acceptable for requesting a modification ...
    • How to Practice Self-Care While Going Through a Divorce

      If you are going through a divorce , you may be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and emotional. These feelings may come and go and intensify during certain parts of the divorce process. It is totally normal to feel some sort of emotional fallout or like even the most mundane tasks are hard to complete. So, how do you get through this time in your life? Practicing daily self-care can help you make ...

    Mediation

    The latest posts for Mediation are listed below.
    • The Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

      If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with the process of filing for divorce , you are most likely curious to learn about your various options. Two options that keep you out of court include collaborative divorce and mediation. Both methods are considered amicable divorce alternatives that could help you resolve your divorce issues outside of the courtroom without the need for ...

    Paternity

    The latest posts for Paternity are listed below.
    • Why Is It Important to Establish Paternity in California?

      If you and your partner have a child together and decide not to get married, you will need to establish paternity. California law does not automatically assign parentage to the child’s father, rather this must be determined after the child is born. There are many benefits to establishing parentage for unmarried parentings, including the fact that doing so protects a father’s right to be a part of ...

    Property Division

    The latest posts for Property Division are listed below.
    • How Do You Divide a Business in a Divorce?

      What happens to a family business during a divorce ? If this question keeps popping up in your head, you are not alone. In California, a business is considered an asset, which is subject to division during a divorce if considered marital property. Determining the value of a business requires the assistance of seasoned professionals, including accountants and appraisers. Today, we go over the ...
    • How to Handle Divorce and Mortgage

      When spouses divorce, they often struggle with figuring out how they will afford the mortgage on a single income. Whether you are taking on an existing mortgage or plan to secure a new one after your divorce , there are several things you can do to make the process easier to manage. Get Advice from Professionals When it comes to managing major finances like a mortgage, you need to be informed and ...
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