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Child Custody / Child Sharing

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Pre-marital & Post-marital Agreements

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Child Support

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Parentage

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Divorce / Legal Separation

A divorce in California is referred to in the Family Code as “dissolution of marriage.” The concept is the same, as is the form to file to start the proceeding. Where you live and…

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis, the presiding judge of the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court describes Domestic Violence this way: All violence is abuse, but not all abuse is violent. By…

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Child Custody / Child Sharing

Child custody and visitation, whether brought as a stand-along proceeding or included in a dissolution or parentage proceeding, is a decision that will be made by a judge, or through an agreement between the…

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Pre-marital & Post-marital Agreements

California is a community property state and, therefore, property acquired during marriage by married persons is presumed to be community property. If a party has assets or a family business in which he or…

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Child Support

Child support in California is based on the income of the parties. The Family Code broadly defines income so that many sources are properly considered as income available for support. The income for each…

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Spousal Support / Alimony

There are two types of spousal support, temporary and permanent, and they are differentiated by where the parties are in the dissolution, separation or nullity proceeding. For temporary support, support paid while the parties…

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Parentage

Whether a person will be found to be a parent of a child is less a matter of biology than it is of acting like a parent—receiving a child into your home and holding…

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Property Division

California is a community property state and except as otherwise provided by statute, all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during marriage, while domiciled in the State of California…

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Divorce / Legal Separation Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Child Custody / Child Sharing Pre-marital & Post-marital Agreements Child Support Parentage Property Division Spousal Support / Alimony

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