What is a De Facto Parent?
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 […]More
How to Find Cheap Divorce Lawyers
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 […]More
Child Support Arrears
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 […]More
How to File a Restraining Order in California
While no one hopes or imagines they will ever need to file a restraining order, the truth is that it can be necessary for just about anyone. In many cases a restraining order can be required to protect an individual from someone who is close to them (in California these are known as domestic violence […]More
What’s the Difference Between Alimony vs. Spousal Support?
When a couple separates or divorces, financial support is a common concern. Transitioning from a two-income household to a one-income household can create a financial hardship. For spouses who worked in the home, they might not have the skills, education, or experience to find a job that supports them or maintains their current standard of […]More