Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Dec 02, 2020

The California Family Code § 4323 allows a “rebuttable presumption” that spousal support can be decreased if the supported party is cohabitating with someone else. What is Cohabitation? Cohabitation refers to living with a non-marital partner with which there is an intimate, personal relationship. California law does not provide a standard definition of cohabitation, but […]


Mediation with Family Court Services Versus a Private Mediator

Hossein Berenji, Nov 30, 2020

If you file a family law case that includes child custody matters, it is essential to understand the difference between Family Court Services and private mediation. There are significant differences that can impact the outcome of your custody case. Mediation through Family Court Services might be required. Also, the mediation could have substantial input in […]


What is a De Facto Parent? 

Hossein Berenji, Nov 29, 2020

One of the most contentious and challenging aspects of any family law case is determining custody of the children. California family law judges operate under the principle that joint custody is in the best interest of minor children. Obviously, there are exceptions to this rule. If one or both of the parents of the child […]


How to Find Cheap Divorce Lawyers

Hossein Berenji, Nov 28, 2020

Divorce can be expensive. In fact, in California, the cost of a divorce can climb well past $10,000 per spouse. The price can get even higher if matters such as child custody and determining how best to divide joint property are contested. With the prospect of a huge bill looming large, many individuals will try […]


Child Support Arrears

Hossein Berenji, Nov 18, 2020

All parents in California are obligated to support their children financially until those children reach the age of majority, 18 in California. When parents separate or divorce, that obligation continues. The issue of child support is often a substantial one between divorcing parents. All divorces and legal separations must include child support orders if there […]