Posts Tagged ‘California’

If we Share Joint Custody, Can Child Support be Determined?

If you share joint custody of your child with the other parent, you probably view this as having equal amounts of time with the child. However, you should be aware of the fact that state laws actually dictate whether or not you will receive child support, and how much you are entitled to. Even though… Continue reading →

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Custody and Visitation Schedule Guidelines in California

In California, the courts urge parents to conduct something known as a “custody or visitation agreement” or a parenting plan. These plans are a written agreement among parents on two major aspects of parenting schedules: time-sharing, and decision-making. This means that, with the help of these schedules, you will better understand when your child will… Continue reading →

Are You Ever Able to Drop Charges of Domestic Violence?

If you were the victim in a domestic violence case, you may be confused and scared about many of the matters you are dealing with in your daily life – especially if your abuser is also your spouse. In some situations, your spouse may have been reported to the police even if you didn’t want… Continue reading →

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Are There Limits on the Rights of Grandparents in California?

In California, grandparents may have rights when it comes to visitation or custody of a child. Under the state’s laws, a grandparent is permitted to ask the court for reasonable visits with a grandchild in their life. However, the court must first find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the child and grandparent, and… Continue reading →

The Importance of Establishing Parentage for California Parents

Parentage cases, also known as paternity cases, are when the court orders who the legal parents of the child are. When both parents are married to one another when the child is born, there is usually no question of who the father is; however, for unmarried parents, parentage must be established legally. In many cases,… Continue reading →

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Does Remarrying Affect Your Chances for Alimony in California?

As you probably already know, alimony is a type of financial support that may be offered to you during a divorce. Usually you will only be paid alimony by your ex-spouse for a short period of time or until other events take place. Courts will usually only order alimony to provide assistance to a spouse… Continue reading →

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Getting Custody as a California Mother: The Ins and Outs

In each state, you will find that the custody rights of a parent change drastically. On a historical level, many states agreed that mothers should always have custody, but in California the courts look at the health, safety, and welfare of the child. California Family Code Section 3011 states that judges evaluate several factors before… Continue reading →

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Custody Determinations: What Happens if the Other Parent is Deceased?

If your ex-spouse has recently passed away, you and your children may be feeling very distraught, confused, and hopeless. What happens in cases where your ex-spouse had custody of your child or children and you wonder what will happen to them now? The courts will always look out for the best interest of the child… Continue reading →

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The Differences Between Equitable Distribution and Community Property

Your state’s laws may affect the outcome of your divorce settlement, which is why you should understand the difference between equitable distribution and community property. Many states follow the equitable distribution route, which means that the property acquired during your marriage belongs to the spouse who earned it. The court will determine many different factors,… Continue reading →

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