How to Fight a California Ex Parte Child Custody Order

Child custody battles frequently have parents concerned for the well being of their children.  California family law courts won’t modify an existing child custody order or create a new one just because of a parent’s opinion.
In order to be granted an ex parte or emergency custody change, a parent […]

How Should I Reply to a California Divorce Petition?

In California, the divorce process starts by filing a Summons and a Petition for Dissolution,  Form FL-100, along with relevant attachments. The petition has a list of facts about the marriage and any requests to be decided by the court later.
For example, if the divorce involves children, a “Declaration […]

Emergency Child Custody Orders in California

Are you concerned about the physical safety of your children? Our Los Angeles family law attorneys can help you take the right steps to make sure they are protected. We understand your child’s safety is an urgent matter, but you have to follow the proper legal process.
Many parents panic […]

Domestic Violence in a California Divorce

If your California divorce involves domestic violence, it is a devastating situation, and you need all the help and support that you can find. Violence is never an acceptable response to any situation, and your first priority should always be to keep yourself and your children safe.
Violence is not […]

Dividing Employee Benefits in a California Divorce

One of the major concerns in any divorce – second only to child custody concerns – is how your community property (also known as marital property) will be divided between you and your divorcing spouse. While the division of some assets is fairly straightforward, many people have concerns when […]

Can Parents Agree to Waive California Child Support?

Every divorce is utterly unique to the couple and the circumstances involved. While most divorces that involve children focus on hammering out child custody arrangements and child support payments, this is not true of all such divorces.
Some couples find themselves in situations in which they choose to forego child […]

How Should I Tell My Spouse That I Want a Divorce?

If you find yourself in the challenging position of knowing that you want a divorce – but also knowing that your spouse likely has no clue – you may not know how to proceed. While nothing can make this heartbreaking task any easier, there are considerations that you can […]

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