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The Types of Child Custody in California

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In the State of California, child custody refers to a person’s right to have physical custody of his or her minor child and the right to make legal decisions for the safety and care of the child. There are different types of child custody orders family court judges may grant, but it is important… Read More »

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How Child Support is Defined in California

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In the State of California, child support refers to the amount of money one parent is court-ordered to pay the other each month for the costs of raising their child. A family law judge will determine what the amount of support will be based on a guideline that is used state-wide. Although this may… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Child Support in California

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Child support in the State of California is usually paid for by the non-custodial parent. Payments are made so that the non-custodial parent continues to contribute to the cost of raising the child in the state. Opposed to the non-custodial parent, the custodial parent is one with whom the child resides for a majority… Read More »

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Grandparent’s Rights in the State of California

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The parents of a child can always choose to allow their parents to visit with their children, and this can be done without getting the courts involved. For a wide range of reasons, however, parents can opt to cease grandparent visits. When this happens, the State of California provides that grandparents can petition for… Read More »

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Establishing Parentage in the State of California – An Overview

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Paternity cases are generally used to determine and/or legally confirm the paternal parent of a child when the child’s parents were not registered domestic parents or married at the time of the minor’s birth. In order to determine child custody and support orders can be obtained, parental rights must first be established in a… Read More »

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What to Expect When Seeking a Post-Judgment Motion in California

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In California, a post-judgment motion is a term used when describing almost any motion that is filed in a legal separation, divorce, paternity case, marriage annulment, or domestic violence matter after the first judgment has already been entered by the judge. There are a plethora of motions that may be filed after the initial… Read More »

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What You Need to Modify an Existing Spousal Support Order

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Spousal support, or alimony, is an award that is provided after divorce or legal separation in California. This form of payment is a way the state attempts to balance both of the divorcing parties’ income in a manner that is consistent with the lifestyle the parties had while they were married. When spousal support… Read More »

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Mistakes You Should Avoid When Going Through a Divorce

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Getting a divorce in the State of California can involve a plethora of challenges. Although divorcing parties can work together to reach a quick and amicable solution, many parties face difficult legal and financial dilemmas, contentious disputes, along with challenging questions that can affect them for the rest of their lives. If you are… Read More »

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401K and Retirement Accounts in a California Divorce?

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In most California divorces, pensions along with other retirement accounts are among the highest-value assets that should be protected during a divorce. Retirement and pension accounts are in many forms treated like other assets and they are subject to equitable distribution. Consequently, when preparing for a divorce in California and significant retirement assets are… Read More »

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Determining Spousal Support in California – The Basics

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When a couple files for divorce or is legally separated in the State of California, a family law court could order one of the divorcing parties to pay the other spouse an indicated amount of money regularly. These court-ordered payments are referred to as alimony or spousal support and they are usually paid on… Read More »

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