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As a Divorcing Wife, Should my Husband Pay Legal Fees?

With divorce accruing fees in many different areas, you may be overwhelmed at legal fees and what effect they are having on your life and finances. Does this mean that you can force your husband to pay for your legal fees throughout the divorce? Unfortunately, no, and if they are unwilling to help, this does… Continue reading →

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Does Child Support End if I Have my Child for a Period of Time?

With summer vacation comes many questions regarding your children, especially if this is your special time with them. Because of the extended time that your children may be spending with you, you may have an important question that has been on your mind: Can I get a suspension of child support when my child is… Continue reading →

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What do I Need to Know About Child Support Enforcement?

When you are involved in a divorce case, you may have received a child support order. Perhaps your ex-spouse must pay child support every month to help you support your children, but your case may be complicated and require special attention. We will help you understand what happens if your spouse is not keeping up… Continue reading →

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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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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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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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Options That Unmarried Parents Have in Determining Custody

When it comes to child custody, unmarried parents face many of the same challenges that married parents do. Depending on whether you are the mother or father of the child, the child custody laws will differ. Take, for instance, the following: Mothers: When a mother is unmarried and in the midst of a custody battle,… Continue reading →

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How the Court Determines Who Will Receive Child Custody

When custody disputes are a matter of concern, the court will always consider “the best interest of the child” to make their determinations. You have probably heard this many times before when considering child custody matters. Considerations by the Judge  The first thing that a judge will consider, of course, are factors that show that… Continue reading →

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How Both Child Support and Child Custody are Determined

Child custody and support are different things, but in some aspects they are also very similar because they both deal with the care of a child. When child custody is being determined, sometimes support will also become a prime factor. The court will take many aspects into consideration, but the biggest one is what is… Continue reading →

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Divorce Involving Children With Special Needs

Divorce can be especially trying on those who have children with special needs due to the fact that determining the “best interests of the child” are always more complex. In many families, parents are unsure of how to address the unique needs of a child with a disability. In many cases, a child is receiving… Continue reading →

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