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….

California provides couples in the state with numerous options for legally ending a romantic relationship. Divorce, legal separation, and annulment to name the most common ways a relationship concludes under California law. Despite the differing terminology, it can be difficult to understand the distinction in these processes and to confuse matters further an Orange County…

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce?

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce? Ideally, even if two people no longer wish to remain married, they can still work in good faith with each other to end their marriage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Divorce can bring out the worst in nice people, and some people aren’t very…

Some California divorces are able to reach a settlement outside of court or alternative dispute resolution, but most aren’t finalized this easily. Rather when a divorce is contested the couple must undergo many of the due diligence and other procedural requirements of a trial, including the taking of depositions. During a deposition, the opposing counsel…

Spousal support, also called partner support or alimony, is a big part of any divorce conversation in California. Even couples that signed a prenuptial agreement may have conversations with lawyers and accountants to discuss what amount of money is owed or would be paid according to California’s spousal support requirements. In some divorces, spousal support…

In California, the law requires that both parents be considered equally in the question of child custody. Going into family court, there isn’t a presumption that one parent or the other is a better or more appropriate fit. Instead, the parents have equal custody rights, and an Orange County CA divorce lawyer must prepare evidence…

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California Summer break is over and children in Southern California have returned back to school. Here are five tips for divorced dads or anyone in a blended family to help your kids succeed this year. Make sure your contact information is on file with the school and that…

Factors Influencing Alimony Spousal Support Orders in the State of California

Factors that Determine Alimony/Spousal Support in California Although you can find calculators online that purport to determine the alimony that will be awarded in your case, the truth is that in California, the judge does not use a formula to decide spousal support. Instead, the judge will consider a wide variety of factors to decide…

Alimony Spousal Support and Marriage Length

How Does Marriage Length Influence Alimony/Spousal Support in California? One of the most important factors in determining alimony is the length of the partnership. In many cases, the marriage is far too short to merit awarding alimony according to California Law. The length of the relationship will also factor in closely to the duration of…

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