From navigating early mediation to modifying initial child custody rulings, an experienced attorney ensures that you have informed support throughout every step of the process. Here are answers to some of the most common child
How to Choose a Family Law Attorney?
When you are looking for an attorney to assist you with your Family Law matter, you are likely experiencing one of the most challenging times of your life. During this time, you will certainly want
What is Family Law in California?
Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the legal process by which a marriage is ended in California and the parties are restored to single status. A marriage may also end in legal separation or annulment.
Who Pays Attorney Fees in California Divorce Cases?
You have decided you want to end your marriage and you are wondering how to pay for an attorney to represent you in your case. Frequently asked questions about attorney fees in divorce cases
What is Family Law?
Family Law in California covers a broad array of legal issues including each of the following: Divorce: Divorce in San Diego, California, is referred to as dissolution of marriage, which means that parties are returned
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is spousal abuse, partner abuse, and child abuse. A person may obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Family Court in San Diego when he or she is the victim of physical, mental
Custody Determinations after a finding of Domestic Violence
If a court has made a finding of domestic violence against the other party seeking custody or against a child’s sibling within the previous 5 years, there is a rebuttable presumption that awarding sole or
Spousal Support—What is it, what purpose does it Serve, and How Long Can I expect to Pay/Receive it?
It is the policy of the State of California that both parties become self-supporting in a reasonable amount of time. For short-term marriages, less than 10 years, that may mean up to half the length
The Retroactive Application of the Family Code
…by its terms, section 4, subdivision (c), establishes that amendments to the Family Code apply retroactively unless otherwise provided by law. Opinion by Justice Corrigan. Marriage of Fellows (2006) 39 Cal.4th 179 If retroactive application
The Date of Separation
Effective 1.1.17, the Family Code defines the Date of Separation. This is the first time a definition for the Date of Separation has appeared in the California Family Code. The law was enacted to abrogate