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Yearly Archives - 2020

How to Get Full Child Custody in California

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. And in the middle of a child custody battle, having full custody of your child may feel like the best thing for your little one. However, the courts don’t always agree. Getting a divorce with children is always hard as […]

What if My Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers?

When couples get divorced in movies and television shows, there’s often a moment in which one party finally signs a set of divorce papers, thus signaling the end of the relationship. While this can make for great storytelling, it’s not how real-life divorces work. Getting a divorce is often a […]

What is a Final Divorce Decree in California?

When you file for divorce, your ultimate goal is to receive your final decree of divorce. This document officially dissolves your marriage and spells out the terms of the divorce. Like a marriage license proves you were married, a divorce decree establishes that you are legally divorced. In the context […]

Transmutation Agreements in a California Divorce

Since California is a community property state, all property acquired by a spouse during the marriage is community property under Family Code 760.  This means if you are are married and living in California, any property acquired during marriage is considered half property of each spouse, including income, a […]

Keeping a California Divorce Out of the Family Business

Divorce is stressful enough on its own. Throw in a family business, and you might have a recipe for disaster. If you are a business owner in California and are now facing a divorce, you are probably seeking answers about how it can jeopardize your business. In a divorce where […]

Termination of California Child Support

If you were ordered by a family law court judge to pay child support, or through a child support agreement, you have to make regular payments described under the terms. If there has been a significant change in circumstances, you could ask the court to modify the child support […]

Can I Make My Spouse Pay My Attorney Fees in a Divorce?

Contested divorces are usually the most expensive type of divorces. When couples argue about everything and cannot agree on alimony, child support, child custody, or who gets to keep the dog, each Los Angeles family law attorney will bill accordingly. Divorce often results in conflict, especially when deciding division of […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid in a California Divorce

Divorce is a big decision that will change the course of your life. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms about your divorce, there are mistakes you can make that could impact the rest of your life, or that could be of detriment to your children. The […]

Important Steps to Take Before Asking for a Divorce

If you are currently in a situation where you feel it’s time to ask your spouse for a divorce, it would be wise to take a moment to and evaluate your situation before officially letting your spouse know your decision. It’s crucial to make sure you are emotionally and […]

How to Recognize a Financially Abusive Spouse

No spouse should ever be subjected to any type of abuse in the marriage. While society often thinks of abuse in terms of physical signs, there are other types of abuse that may not be as obvious. One of them is financial abuse. It may not cause physical pain […]

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