All You Need to Know About Temporary Child Custody: An FAQ

Temporary child custody is sometimes the best situation depending on the circumstances of your case. When it comes to parenting, you want to ensure that your child’s safety goes above anything and everything and that you are doing what is in the best interest of your child. Today we will take a closer look at… Continue reading →


For the past eleven years Amy M. Montes has been defending clients in Tustin, CA and the surrounding areas. Montes has continued to meet the needs of those involved in Divorce, Domestic Violence and other family law related cases. The success of the firm has resulted in the need for a larger office space. As… Continue reading →

If You Marry Someone Who Isn’t Legally Divorced at the Time

You may be familiar with the term ‘bigamy,’ which means that you would marry a second spouse without divorcing the first one. What happens if you find yourself in this same situation, even if you didn’t try it? This practice is illegal on a federal level and your marriage could suffer because of it. Today… Continue reading →

Help: I Believe That My Spouse Lied During Divorce Mediation

Divorce can be a stressful time all by itself. When you are going through divorce, you know that you will have to handle many issues, such as handling your debts, child custody issues, assets, alimony, and more. What makes these situations even more stressful? When you believe that your spouse is lying during divorce mediation…. Continue reading →

Spouse Passed Away Before Divorce Papers Were Signed

When you have a decree in place, the judge will sign it and your divorce will officially be accepted. However, sometimes things are not this easy. What if, when you are going through the divorce process, your spouse passed away? Now you believe that you are stuck in a situation where your case will officially… Continue reading →

Void Marriage: Can I Receive an Annulment After Marriage?

Here is one point you always have to remember: There has to be a reason for an annulment. You can’t just get an annulment “because,” which is why it is important to understand how they work and how soon after marriage the process must be completed to be void. You may have a limited amount… Continue reading →

Concerning the Marital Home: Can I Have My Ex Removed?

There are many issues weighing down your mind after you have gotten a divorce. One of the biggest issues, and one you might have to face dealing with right away, are your post-separation living arrangements. You may be wondering if you can make the other spouse leave your marital home, especially if you plan on… Continue reading →

Determining Head of Household After You’ve Been Divorced

If you are divorced and there is a dependent child living at home, you may be thinking about who gets to claim head of household. If you are low-income and you are now considered single, this could lead to a higher tax refund, and you could get back money that will benefit you in many… Continue reading →

The Many Steps of Child Custody Mediation and Why It’s Vital

Child custody is an extremely important decision that you make with your ex-spouse when you decide who is going to make legal decisions for your child and how much time they’re going to spend with both of you. Because of this, many couples find that they can’t agree and their cases end up in front… Continue reading →

Judges or Parents: Who Determines Reasonable Visitation?

When it comes to your child custody issues, one of the major aspects you might be thinking about is the determination of reasonable visitation and how much the other parent is going to see your child. The process of visitation can sometimes be a difficult one, because one parent may want more time with the… Continue reading →

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