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Yearly Archives - 2020

Child Support Arrears in California

Litigating child support arrears is a common issue in Los Angeles family courts. After a court creates an order for a parent to pay child support, they are expected to make the payments. However, it’s very common for a parent to fail to make the child support payments pursuant […]

Preparing to File for Divorce Checklist

Filing for divorce is a major decision that can have ramifications for your emotional, financial, and social well-being. If you have decided to file for divorce, preparing in advance will make the difficult process much easier. Every California divorce is unique, but there are many general steps most spouses […]

Can Text Messages Be Used in Divorce Court?

These days, most people use text messages as one of their primary modes of communication. While this makes communication easy in a lot of ways, it can also provide evidence in courts of all kinds. Increasingly, Los Angeles family law attorneys see that people want to use text messages […]

Divorcing an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

Even though California is a no-fault divorce state, it’s doesn’t mean there are not any extenuating circumstances in a marriage that can’t be considered by the family law court. For example, addiction to drugs or alcohol are certainly factors that could affect child custody, visitation rights, spousal support (alimony), […]

Steps to Rebuild Your Finances After a California Divorce

A divorce will typically impact your finances in a many different ways. While some of negative impacts can be minimized or avoided by strategic planning during the divorce process, it’s common for divorced spouses to face a much more substantial financial strain than anticipated. Getting a divorce is an expensive […]

Terminating Parental Rights in California

The decision to terminate a person’s parental rights is one of the most serious that a family court can make. Whether your rights are being threatened or you need the court to remove the other parent’s rights, you will need excellent support during this time. In addition to your […]

What Does Best Interest of the Child Mean in California?

In California, as in many jurisdictions, courts are supposed to make judgments based on a legal standard called the “best interest of the child.” While this is certainly a noble pursuit, it’s also vague and open to interpretation. This standard has a couple of guiding principles that has to be […]

The 730 Child Custody Evaluation in California

California family courts strive to decide in the best interest of the child when custody issues arise. However, it can be difficult for a judge to know what’s in the child’s best interest from the brief interactions they have with the family. A process known as a 730 evaluation […]

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