Posts By: Samantha Voss

Can Modification be Made to a Family Law Judgement?

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After a divorce is finalized or custody order entered, life does not always stop. Circumstances change and emergencies happen. Many times, the order that the parties agreed on is no longer what works for one or more of the individuals involved. While the order may say “final” on it, this title does not mean that… Read more »

Questions to Ask your Divorce Attorney at the Initial Consultation

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What Are the Lawyer’s Specialties? What Is the Attorney’s Experience? How Long Does the Attorney Take to Return Communication? Will There Be Anyone Else Working on the Case? How Will the Client Be Charged? Are There Other Anticipated Costs? What Obstacles Does the Lawyer Anticipate in the Case? Filing for divorce can be a confusing… Read more »

What is The Divorce Process in California?

Overview of the Divorce Process in California When seeking a divorce in the State of California, it helps to understand the process, so that parties can know what to expect and what needs to occur before their marriage is dissolved. The process may seem simple, but there are certain forms to complete and important steps… Read more »

How is Property Divided in a Divorce?

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Understanding Property Division in a Divorce In a divorce, one of the main issues that must be handled involves dividing the property and debt of the marriage. The division can be done through a settlement agreement, or the courts can be asked to properly divide the assets and debts of the marriage. However, it helps… Read more »

Do the Courts Favor the Mother in Child Custody Cases?

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One of the biggest concerns fathers facing custody proceedings have is that the Court will innately favor the mother over the father when deciding child custody orders. However, despite this misconception, California courts do not favor one parent over the other based solely on their gender. Child custody is governed under California law by Sections… Read more »

Does it Matter if You File First For Divorce?

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One of the first questions asked by clients considering divorce is whether it matters which spouse files for divorce. Many clients worry that by not being the spouse to file, they may be giving up important rights and may be giving the other spouse the upper hand. While it does not matter who files for… Read more »