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What Attributes Should You Look For in a Family Law Attorney?

The right family law attorney can help you handle sensitive issues with consideration and discretion. But the wrong lawyer can actually make things worse for you and your family. First, you should only hire someone who focuses on practicing family law. Next, you should look for candidates who have the following attributes: Experience: Family law… Read More »

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How CA Courts Determine the Child Support You Pay

Courts may consider a multitude of factors when making child support determinations.  And the court usually has final discretion to ultimately set an amount for child support payments.  But for most cases, the starting point for the court’s decision process is California’s statutory uniform child support guidelines.  These guidelines appear in Section 4055 of the… Read More »

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Forms of Child Custody in CA

There are two types of custody: physical and legal.  Physical custody is the right of a parent or guardian to be in unsupervised physical possession of a child.  Legal custody is the right of a parent to make decisions regarding the health, education, religion, upbringing, and other aspects of the child’s life. A divorce settlement,… Read More »

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Community Property in CA

California defines community property as any property that either spouse acquires during the course of the marriage, excluding gifts that an individual spouse receives and any property an individual spouse acquires through bequest in a will or intestate succession.  Under California law, spouses must divide community property equally following a divorce, unless they agree to… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Pre- and Post- Nuptial Agreements

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements are simply arrangements that provide definitive answers to many of the questions that arise during a marriage, including rights to property and earnings, responsibility for debts, and estate planning.  Such agreements also provide for property division, alimony, child custody, and visitation in case of divorce.  It may also provide for child… Read More »

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