Posts Categorized: Family Law

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 »