November 11, 2018 in Divorce, Legal Document Preparation

Filing Your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage & the Next Steps

Filing Your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage & the Next Steps Starting Your Dissolution Case To open a dissolution of marriage action in family court, the "Petitioner" (the spouse initiating…
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September 18, 2018 in Child Custody & Visitation, Court Orders, Divorce, Legal Document Preparation, Parentage

Registering Your Out-of-State Custody Order

Enforcement of Your Out-of-State Custody Order If you have moved to the state of California from another state, you may register your out-of-state custody order for purposes of enforcement.  Once…
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August 21, 2018 in Child Support, Division of Community Assets & Debts, Divorce, Legal Separation, Spousal Support

Disclosure in Divorce

Spouses often wonder whether they have to disclose their separate financial accounts a divorce proceeding.  How about accounts held only in their name? The answer to both questions is yes. California…
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August 15, 2018 in Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Move-away, Parentage

How Child Custody Impacts Child Support

Difference between Child Custody and Child Support California courts view child custody and child support as two distinct issues: Child support is based on a parent’s obligation to financially support…
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July 27, 2018 in Child Custody & Visitation, Move-away

Moving Away With Your Child

Generally, when one parent desires to relocate to another city, county, state or country with their child, he or she needs to obtain the consent of the other parent. If…
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July 27, 2018 in Domestic Violence

How to Protect Yourself from an Abusive Partner

CALL 9-1-1 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY In an emergency situation, do not hesitate to call “9-1-1” to request immediate assistance from law enforcement. If the circumstances permit it, law…
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July 23, 2018 in Divorce

Divorcing a Narcissist

Narcissism is a psychological disorder that can create an emotionally abusive and toxic environment and cause devastating effects on a marriage. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…
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July 23, 2018 in Child Custody & Visitation

How to Deal with an Alienating Parent

When a family unit breaks apart or deteriorates over time, children often suffer as a result. Emotions can run high between parents in a divided family with children feeling torn…
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