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How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer

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Your marriage isn’t working out. You need a divorce lawyer. What you really want is the best family law attorney you can find.
Unfortunately, what you really want to do right now is close the blinds and pull the covers over your head for a while! You have your children and job to worry about. How can you even begin to think about finding a divorce attorney to help you through the process? The task seems (more...)

How Grandparents Can Help During A Divorce

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Grandparents often remain in the dark about their children’s divorce because they are not informed about each and every event of the divorce. There might be many reasons as to why children shy away from involving their parents in the divorce but it is mostly due to emotional trauma. They also feel that their grandparents will of little help. But in reality, it’s quite the opposite actually. Grandparents play an important role during divorce and (more...)

When It Comes To Ordering Retroactive Child Support, Does “May” Really Mean “Must”?

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Yokley v Yokley, Case No. 2150814 (Ala. Civ. App. March 3, 2017) is a case about retroactive child support. It’s also about the award of a house in divorce, but that issue isn’t particularly interesting, so we’ll ignore it. The parties had two minor children. They lived with the wife during the 21 months the … Continue reading "When It Comes To Ordering Retroactive Child Support, Does “May” Really Mean “Must”?"

Child Custody In Paternity Cases: What You Need to Know

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As a Californian, you’re probably aware of the fact that our state is quite progressive. As a result, progressive policies are bound to affect every area of a Californian’s life and that includes family law.  In this blog, we are dealing with a very specific topic under family law – parentage.
California uses the term “parentage” interchangeably with terms such as “parental relationship” and “paternity”. Typically, paternity is (more...)

What To Know About the Initial Divorce Paperwork

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The instructions and forms used by you to end your case is dependent on whether case respondents have filed the necessary response and whether you and your domestic partner or spouse have an agreement concerning the ending of marriage, support issues, dividing property and debt, and also visitation and child custody.
You have to complete a number of forms, and it can turn out to be extremely complicated in the case of inclusion of child custody and child support (more...)

Does an Unemployed Parent Have to Pay Child Support?

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According to California law, it is the legal duty of both parents to provide financial support to their child/children, even if the parents are not married. The income earned by both parents plays a pivotal role in determining how much support the child/children in concern would need.
Sadly, a lot of parents end up fighting child support by willingly reducing their income. They do this by working fewer hours or by opting to be unemployed on purpose. &(more...)

How Much Of A Role Do Finances Play In Divorce?

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According to a national survey by Experian, many divorcees regret not being more involved in household finances during their marriage and say it played a role in the split. I’m not surprised by this and I see it often in both mediation and coaching clients.
I’ve worked with clients who
knew nothing about the marital finances and who have had to work hard to get up to speed while bumping up against court deadlines.
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Relocating to be closer to family

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Your husband is career military. The family moved to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina ten years ago. You have stayed in North Carolina because your husband has been deployed so many times the military hasn’t  required you to move. Both you and your husband are from Arkansas. You have two children ages seven and nine.  The time apart during deployments has been too much and sadly you and your husband are getting a divorce. It (more...)

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA)?

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MSA stands for Marital Settlement Agreement, and is the product of divorce settlement negotiations between the spouses.   If an agreement is done right, the agreements work excellently.
Successful MSA
Ensuring a successful MSA needs a few basic steps. You must find a third party who can be trusted. This party must also know the art of facilitating a negotiation. This role frequently falls to the mediator. However, if you want to make this process productive, it is important (more...)

Understanding The California Child Support Laws

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Section 4053 of the California Family Code lays down the intent and purpose of laws related to child support. These laws have evolved over the years to suit the needs of the time. Section 4053 of the Family Code has enabled fast resolving of child support cases and has also determined the calculation of support payments.
Scope of the law
The child support laws have been framed keeping in mind the best interests of the child involved in a (more...)