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Does the Length of a Marriage Have an Impact on Alimony?

The circumstances of your case will determine whether or not you will receive alimony, or spousal support, after a divorce. The length of your marriage will help determine many aspects of your case, including how much alimony you will get – if at all. But first, you should understand that there are two types of… Continue reading →

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Collecting Evidence When You May Have a Child Neglect Case

At The Law Offices of Amy M. Montes, we understand that your family law case is extremely important, especially when it involves your children. This is why, if you believe child neglect or abuse is taking place, it is important to gather as much evidence as necessary to make your case. This will not only… 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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What You Should Know About Temporary Custody Orders

Many court-related decisions take months or even years to settle when you are in the midst of a divorce. When couples separate, something known as a temporary order is created by the family courts at the time of a hearing over various issues, including child custody. The courts prefer that a family try to come… Continue reading →

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Custody Involving Parents From a Same-Sex Relationship

Over the past few years, custody disputes involving same-sex couples have become commonplace. Because of this, parental sexual orientation is now less of an influential factor when determining custody as it may have been years ago. However, some states are still facing barriers regarding custody and sexual orientation, and it can still become a determining… Continue reading →

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Child Custody Issues: What is Abandonment of a Child?

Many parents are unaware of the vast consequences of child abandonment and how it could eventually lead to the permanent loss of parental rights. Child welfare laws dictate just what child abandonment is, many of which refer to it as a type of neglect. In cases of child abandonment, a parent leaves a child for… Continue reading →

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Handling Visitation When One Parent Lives Out of State

Because no family is the same, all visitation schedules could differ as well. Custody battles can be extremely emotional and you may find that it is difficult to perfectly tailor a custody schedule that works for you and your ex-spouse after divorce. When the courts help you determine your custody schedule, they will consider the… Continue reading →

How Your Social Media and Data May be Handled in Divorce

You may think that the things you say and do stay private, especially during your marriage. However, what happens if you are in the midst of divorce and the other party claims that they have harmful evidence against you? Social media can have a huge effect on your divorce, which is why it is important… Continue reading →

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Divorce and Childcare: Who Pays for it?

Let’s face it: Childcare can be expensive. Depending on your circumstances, fully paying for daycare costs may not be within the realm of possibility, which is where it becomes an issue. Because of this possibility, the courts must make considerations regarding who will pay for the childcare. With any child support determinations, the income or… Continue reading →

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Child Custody Battles and Their Effects on Working Moms

Many years ago, more mothers tended to stay at home with their children while husbands went to work, but over the years this changed and now women are a strong and necessary part of the workforce! Due to these changes, custody issues can come into play, especially when large determinations are being made that could… Continue reading →

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