• Court Affirms Rule on Child Support Modification

      Divorce can be a significant financial transaction in a couple’s life as child and spousal support obligations tend to bind ex-spouses for years. In one case, a former husband tried to alter the ...

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    • Contentious Custody: Tips for Dads

      Many fathers facing Custody battles come into our office, often desperate for help due to the other parent’s seemingly arbitrary restrictions and refusal to facilitate parenting time. Fathers often ...

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    • How to Raise Confident Children

      Some children struggle with their confidence when their parents are going through a #divorce . Check out these tips to make sure kids stay thriving. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activit ...

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    • Establishing Paternity in California

      One certainty in life is children need their parents to not only raise; but shelter and care for them. Most often, a father’s ability to prove paternity (fatherhood) of a child born or legally ...

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    • Is It Wise to Lend Money to Your Ex-To-Be?

      Finding a fair and workable division of marital property in a divorce is no easy feat. Under California’s community property laws, spouses are entitled to share all property acquired during the ...

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    • Is It a Gift or a Loan?

      During a marriage, it’s common for the couple to receive funds from relatives or friends. Spouses receive these “family-and-friend” funds for wedding expenses, to make ends meet during economic ...

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    • Do Verbal Agreements Made During Marriage Hold Any Weight in Court?

      Many clients come into our office wondering if verbal agreements made during the marriage have any value in court. Most divorcing spouses, particularly those with children, have discussed divorce ...

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    • Asking for a Same-Sex Prenuptial Agreement

      ASKING FOR A SAME-SEX PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT There is a misconception that prenuptial agreements (or “prenups”) are reserved only for the rich and famous. But these days a growing number of same sex ...

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    • Equal, Yes, but Not the Same

      On the morning of June 26, 2015 , LGBT communities around the world waited with apprehensive breath and sweaty palms; the fate of same-sex marriage dangling like the elusive golden carrot before us. ...

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    • What to Include in a California Prenuptial Agreement

      As the average age of marrying couples increases, more and more spouses are coming into a marriage after having established themselves in their career or having purchased large assets. This has caused ...

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    • Asking for a Same-Sex Prenuptial Agreement

      ASKING FOR A SAME-SEX PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT There is a misconception that prenuptial agreements (or “prenups”) are reserved only for the rich and famous. But these days a growing number of same sex ...

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    • Protecting Your Prenuptial Agreement from Becoming Null and Void

      Prenuptial agreements are great tools for establishing financial rights and responsibilities going into a marriage. But what about when the marriage ends? Some people love prenuptial agreements but ...

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    • Does It Matter What I Email or Text Message to the Other Parent?

      Woops! I Sent a Bad Electronic Message, Now What? Family law is emotional. When dealing with people’s most important assets, emotional lows and highs are to be expected, but that does not mean one has ...

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    • Duration Frustration: How Long Is a Payor on the Hook for Spousal Support Payments?

      In California, a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage opens a case. A Judgment is the document that closes a case. A Judgment can be reached by agreement (Marriage Settlement Agreement, also known as ...

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    • What Are the Elements of a California Divorce?

      These days, divorces is a relatively common, yet despite this, every divorce is different. These differences notwithstanding, there are some common elements that are common to all divorces. PROPERTY ...

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    • Effect of Retirement on Spousal Support

      Financial matters such as spousal support are some of the hotly contested issues in family law. Parties are encouraged to settle such issues on their own but when they are unable to arrive at an ...

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