Divorce can result in some complicated compromises and deep-rooted disputes, but few prove more complex than issues involving the care and welfare of minor children. There are two broad categories of issues involving minor children. The first is child custody. This is a determination of which parent is charged with responsibility and care of a…

We often associate family law in California exclusively with legal separation and divorce, but an Orange County CA family lawyer actually has a broad and inclusive legal practice. Any issues involving domestic disputes, child custody, and division of assets can fall within the purview of a family lawyer. In fact, you may never go through…

Grandparent's Rights in Southern California Family Law

Grandparent’s Rights in Southern California Family Law In the vast majority of cases, the court has a policy of non-interference and respects the rights of parents to decide which family members they allow to see their children. Notwithstanding this, there are rare circumstances where the court may intervene through laws which protect grandparent’s rights and…

Willful Unemployment or Underemployment in California Divorce

Is Your Spouse or Former Spouse Willfully Under or Unemployed? The biggest factor that determines the amount of money that is awarded as spousal or child is the amount of money earned by the party who is obligated to pay. One dirty trick some try to game the system with is willful unemployment or underemployment….

Four reasons you may eligible to reduce your child support order

Four Reasons You May Eligible to Reduce Your Child Support Order Child support is ordered by family courts to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. This may be paid by either the father or mother of the children and is calculated according to a statewide formula. That said, life and…

Shared Costs in California Child Support

Shared Costs in California Child Support     The purpose of child support is to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. Depending on the family, this may be paid by either the father or mother of the children. Child support in California is calculated according to a statewide formula. This…

how much is child support in California

How much is child support in California? Child support is the money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to support of the living expenses of their child(ren).The purpose of child support is to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. In the words of…

Child support and custody

Child Support Natural and adoptive parents in California must provide child support their children until age 18. Stepparents are not normally required to provide support for their stepchildren. However, if a stepfather agrees to be listed as the father on a child’s birth certificate he may, under certain circumstances, have to pay support for that…

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