Posts Tagged ‘California law’

Instructions for Testifying at Your Deposition or Divorce Trial

Going through divorce is emotionally fraying enough, but at times the process the court requires can be draining as well. Whether you are testifying in your divorce trial or giving your deposition, a few key points to remember to help you get through either process: Take your time. If you need to think about whatever… Continue reading →

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Separation and Asset Division

The dividing of assets in separation or divorce can be quite complicated, and going through the process blind is an unquestionably bad idea. Any mistakes could be very detrimental to your financial stability in the wake of your separation, (especially if you have valuable property and/or debt) so it’s best to review the process and… Continue reading →

How Does the Judge Determine Child Support?

While each state has its own guidelines for calculating child support, the biggest common determinant for all states in calculating child custody is related to each parent’s income. The federal Child Support Enforcement Act mandates that each state must come up with a formula for calculating child support, though some states allow the judges considerably… Continue reading →

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Want to Get a Legal Separation?

For everyone who either doesn’t want to go through with a divorce, or wants to take a substantial amount of time off from their marriage, legal separation is an option. In a legal separation, both spouses are able to live separately but remain married; meanwhile, a court order organizes both spouses’ rights and responsibilities. Couples… Continue reading →

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Supervised Visitation in California

In the state of California, on some occasions a judge will order a parent has a visitation right with their child only during supervised visits. Under the premise of ensuring the child’s best interests, the court will order a neutral third party to observe the parent in these supervised visits. A court may be motivated… Continue reading →

Know Your Resources in Preventing International Child Abduction: Keisuke’s Law

Divorce is difficult for everyone, but some families face larger problems than the emotional upheaval common to most Americans. A spouse with dual citizenship in both American and a foreign country may additionally pose the potential for international child abduction. Following a divorce between a couple with children, California law enacts a temporary restraining order… Continue reading →

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Child Abuse Laws and Procedures

California child abuse laws fall within the Penal Code. Child abuse is generally defined as any form of harm inflicted on a minor, including emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Often, child abuse charges include assault and battery charges. In addition child abuse provisions are unique in that many states require third… Continue reading →

Can I get my Family Law Records Sealed in California?

Court proceedings are usually available to the public, including divorce proceedings. Unless the divorce records are sealed, the filings in a divorce proceeding are matters of public record and can be seen by the public. The only exceptions to open court records include information in cases which identifies children and victims and sexual abuse, and… Continue reading →

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Types of Legal Issues in Surrogate (Mother) Situations

If a couple is not able to conceive a child of their own, they may choose to have a child with help from a surrogate mother. In a situation like this, a couple who is unable to have their own children has another woman carry their child. The United States has no national policies governing… Continue reading →

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Calculating Child Support in California

When parents divorce, the parent who primarily cares for the child will receive payments from the other parent. The law assumes the custodial parent is already spending money directly on the child. Child support payments are paid until the child is 18, but may continue if the child is 19 years old and is still… Continue reading →

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