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  • Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • Understanding Step-Parent Rights in Joint Custody Arrangements

      In the US, over 50% of families are remarried or recoupled. As a result, between 10 and 20% of children in the US have at least one step-parent. For many step-parents, the legality surrounding step-parent rights in joint custody arrangements is challenging. Understanding your custodial rights as a step-parent can help you navigate your relationship with the child's biological parents and the child ...
    • What Are the “Best Interests” of a Child in a Custody Case?

      The best interests of a child are the primary focus of any custody case. It is a term that encompasses a vast array of factors, which a judge will carefully consider before rendering a decision that most effectively supports a child’s best interests. If you are vying for custody of your children, you must familiarize yourself with this term’s meaning, so you can best embody it, giving yourself the ...
    • If My Spouse Had an Affair, Will it Affect Custody or Alimony?

      Finding out your spouse cheated on you can feel like a punch to the gut. Understandably, you are probably wondering if this bad behavior will result in any consequences as you move forward with the divorce process. However, as satisfying as it would be to see your spouse suffer some serious penalties due to infidelity, punitive damages are not imposed on unfaithful spouses. That said, there are ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • What Are the “Best Interests” of a Child in a Custody Case?

      The best interests of a child are the primary focus of any custody case. It is a term that encompasses a vast array of factors, which a judge will carefully consider before rendering a decision that most effectively supports a child’s best interests. If you are vying for custody of your children, you must familiarize yourself with this term’s meaning, so you can best embody it, giving yourself the ...
    • How Can I Prepare for My Divorce?

      If you are planning on filing for divorce, there are some crucial steps you must take before you get the ball rolling and filing a complaint. The more prepared you are going into this situation, the smoother the process will be. Moreover, your divorce attorney will better understand your case if you are organized and managed to collect most or all of the necessary documents regarding your ...
    • What Can I Do if My Ex Fails to Pay Child Support?

      If you and your former spouse have children, you also have a child support order in place, since it is the obligation of both parents to continue to provide financial support. Since children spend the bulk of their time with the custodial parent, the non-custodial parent must faithfully make these child support payments. However, not every parent willingly fulfills this obligation. If your former ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • Domestic Partnerships in California: What You Need to Know

      In July of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation allowing heterosexual couples to engage in domestic partnerships. Previous to this legislation, domestic partnerships were restricted to same-sex couples or heterosexual couples over the age of 62. Given this change, couples or individuals interested in an alternative to marriage should know the ins and outs of California's ...
    • What Are the “Best Interests” of a Child in a Custody Case?

      The best interests of a child are the primary focus of any custody case. It is a term that encompasses a vast array of factors, which a judge will carefully consider before rendering a decision that most effectively supports a child’s best interests. If you are vying for custody of your children, you must familiarize yourself with this term’s meaning, so you can best embody it, giving yourself the ...
    • How Can I Prepare for My Divorce?

      If you are planning on filing for divorce, there are some crucial steps you must take before you get the ball rolling and filing a complaint. The more prepared you are going into this situation, the smoother the process will be. Moreover, your divorce attorney will better understand your case if you are organized and managed to collect most or all of the necessary documents regarding your ...
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