Many different determinations are made during the course of a divorce, one of these being custody of the minor children. The California Family Code does not favor joint custody over sole custody, or vice versa. However, California courts have the discretion to make whatever decision is in the best interest of the children involved. Custodial… Read more »
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Parental Alienation: What is it and how are Custody Disputes Affected?
Child custody battles can be stressful on all individuals involved, but the stress can be even more damaging to the minor children in the case. Many times, these young children are the ones who take the brunt of the stress when parents cannot get along and fight over the children. When one parent tries to… Read more »
What is an Ex Parte Order?
When it comes to divorce proceedings, many parties have heard of Ex Parte orders but are not clear on what they mean and how they apply to different family law cases. Ex Parte orders are truly emergency orders. They are common in family law proceedings but not always necessary. It is important to understand these… Read more »
What is the Automatic Temporary Restraining Order?
Understanding the Family Law Automatic Restraining Orders or ATROs Emotions run high when it comes to a divorce proceeding. The parties may be hurt and may wish to do something to hurt the other party, such as clearing out the bank account, kicking the other party out of the home or making decisions regarding the… Read more »
How Are Pets Handled in a Divorce?
For many California families, their pets are just as much a member of the family as their children. However, for the most part, the law has considered these beloved pets to be equivalent to property in a divorce. This treatment will change soon with the passage of a recent law that details how dogs, cats… Read more »
What Happens When a Child Doesn’t Want to Go for Visitation?
Divorce and custody battles can be difficult for anyone involved, but they are even more difficult on the minor children of the parties, especially if custody and parenting time arrangements are in dispute. Many times, the child may side with one parent over the other. Perhaps the child will not want to go see the… Read more »
Do I Need an Attorney for my Divorce?
Going through a divorce is a stressful process for any individual but adding the thought of hiring an attorney to go through that process makes that stress even more substantial. Many times, parties can finalize a divorce without the assistance of an attorney, but many circumstances almost always require hiring attorney. Uncontested Divorce If parties… Read more »
How Does Domestic Violence Affect a Family Law Case?
Family law cases are always full of emotion, which can be easy to understand. After all, something has to be the reason behind why the parties do not want to stay in a relationship. However, many times, that reason for the divorce can be domestic violence. These types of cases commonly occur, and when they… Read more »
How Should You Prepare for Custody Mediation?
Preparing for Custody Mediation Most California courts have a Family Services division, which require parties to participate in mandatory mediation when custody issues are involved. Unlike private mediations with a mediator the parties privately pay, these are done in front of a court-appointed mediator who is usually a retired judge or lawyer and is free… Read more »
Is Student Loan Debt Leading to Divorce?
Student Loan Debt Crippling Young Marriages and Leading to Divorce Finances have traditionally been a leading cause for why marriages end in divorce. Debt can cripple more than just a person’s finances. As a result, as a couple has more debt, the chances for conflict resulting in divorce often go up, as well. As younger… Read more »