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Custody: Legal and Physical

In California, there are two types of custody: “legal” and “physical.” Parents are encouraged to share both types of custody wherever possible. Divorcing parents need to figure out who will make decisions about their children’s care, where their children will … read more

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Division and Valuation of Property

Division and valuation of property are among the primary considerations in a divorce proceeding. Regarding property, people often think that division of assets in a divorce must be equal because of California’s no-fault divorce law. However, spouses can and do … read more

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Spousal Support: Alimony

In California spousal support, also called alimony, is generally a temporary means to ensure that a spouse without financial means will have enough money to pay living expenses after a divorce. It is in addition to but may be affected … read more

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Irreconcilable Differences: No Fault Divorce

The concept of irreconcilable differences provides possible grounds for divorce. Prior to the enactment of California’s no-fault divorce rule, the moving party in a divorce was a plaintiff who charged the other spouse, as a defendant, with being “at fault” … read more

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Joint Custody: Travel with Children

Travel with children who are under joint custody may have certain restrictions. People who are in the early stages of a family law case should make themselves aware of those restrictions when planning travel with children who are under joint … read more

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Managing Your Child’s Financial Wealth

We frequently hear of minor children achieving significant financial wealth through inheritance or personal success. Managing your child’s financial wealth will probably become your responsibility. By law these children cannot enter into legally binding contracts and in other legal situations … read more

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Understanding Mediation: Issues and Solutions

Understanding mediation and it’s role in conflict resolution is vital in a divorce or separation situation. Mediation is a process where negotiation between two people is conducted by an impartial third party. Often, couples that are seeking separation and/or divorce … read more

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Grandparents and Grandchildren: Custody Rights

In our modern world, we often see instances in which the grandparents have assumed primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren. So when the nuclear family breaks down it is the grandparents that step in to take control of the children’s … read more

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Domestic Violence: When Men are the Victims

Very little is known about the actual number of men who are in domestic relationships in which they are abused or treated violently by women. There are many reasons why we don’t know more about domestic abuse and violence against … read more

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order if: A person has … read more

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