family law

Queer Voices
The ruling comes before a national referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage.
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As unpleasant as the discussion may be, by addressing these issues in a premarital agreement one can ensure that what is intended to remain separate does so.
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A woman is 35 years old. She is unmarried. She wants to have a child. She realizes that her childbearing years are coming
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How is it determined? Child support in California is based on a statewide guideline. The formula by which it is determined is rather complex.
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You may recall the landmark Court of Appeal published decision obtained by our firm in 2014 known as Jason P. v. Danielle S. 226 Cal. App. 4th 167. That case created a change to decades old parentage statutes which barred a biological father who provided sperm to a physician for insemination into his unmarried partner from legal parentage status even where the father had a father-son relationship with his child.
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The California Family Code provides that if a court makes a finding that a party has "perpetrated domestic violence" against the other party seeking custody of a child, there is a rebuttable presumption that awarding joint or sole legal or physical custody is detrimental to the best interests of the child.
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But, this post isn't a movie review. It is a reminder that though blended families are just like any other family (dare I
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In all events, use your understanding of incremental billing to save money in your divorce! The "effective hourly rate:" a
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The real question is this: if we are willing not to interfere in the daily lives of those who end up staying in a marriage-happily or not, should we be interfering in the lives of those that choose to divorce?
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I guess I'm finally reigniting my writing today to question aloud and ask my younger self whether all the strife and anguish
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Cindy and John have been divorced for four years. They have three children: aged 10, 8 and 6. Cindy and John could not get
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Getting a divorce requires a lot of adulting. (And yes, "adulting" is now a verb.) The timing on that couldn't be worse, because when you're getting a divorce, adulting is extremely challenging.
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It's waaaay more civilized than trial. A hearing or a trial involves you and your ex both having to go before a judge (and
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Clients craft their list irrespective of how others will receive it. This empowers them to think specifically about their
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In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of "no-fault" divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there
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Every single thing we say and do are actions which we have chosen to make. What we don't say and do are the result of our inactions, which are also choices. Whether those choices are conscious or unconscious, they are still choices.
Divorce
Because your courtroom demeanor can influence a judge's opinion and thus the possible outcome of your divorce, it is important to begin preparing yourself for what to expect when your day in court arrives.
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While the Republican Party is desperately trying to cut ties with Donald Trump, the world watches in disbelief. All, that is, but a particular group of women and men with one thing in common.
Impact
The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.
New York
Since 2007, New York State lawyers have served as "attorneys for the children" (sometimes also called "law guardians") in custody disputes in divorce proceedings. Before "attorneys for the children" existed, children involved with these proceedings had "guardians ad litem" for the suit.