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Making the most of holidays as a California co-parent


For most California families, the holiday season is something to look forward to. Some, however, may feel less cheer, particularly those in which parents have gotten recently divorced. In these cases, previous years of gift giving and enjoying a holiday dinner have now been replaced with car trips in which children are shuttled back and forth between separate houses.

The potential impact of ObamaCare on family law


ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been in the spotlight since it was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The law was enacted to provide affordable health care coverage, discounts and services to Americans who do not otherwise have coverage. However, some ObamaCare critics are wary about its potential impact on the economy and on people in general.

Stevie J. owes $1.2 million in back child support


With the current economic status, health care costs and other expenditures, Orange County, California, readers may think that paying child support can be difficult. When it comes to celebrities and high-profile people, it would seem that complying with their child support obligation to their child would be easy. Unfortunately, that may not always be the case.

Deciding on pet custody in a California divorce


The end of a marriage may bring various challenges, ranging from child custody and child support to property division. When family pets are involved, pet custody, an unusual divorce issue, may turn into a legal dispute. This applies to all states in the U.S., including California.

Simple mistakes can invalidate prenuptial agreements


In theory and often in practice, a prenuptial agreement provides some protection to a spouse in the event the marriage fails. Ideally, these agreements clarify property rights and responsibilities and establish ongoing financial security for both spouses. For those reasons, many California spouses who have prenuptial agreements sleep a little easier even if divorce seems to be on the horizon.

Domestic violence occurrence in California same-sex couples


Domestic violence is not something most people want to reveal about a relationship, whether in California or anywhere else. Such conflict occurs when one partner uses actual violence or the threat of it to control the other. In addition to the physical, domestic violence can be emotional and even financial.

How to make holiday child-custody schedules work for parents


Sharing candy loot after Halloween, enjoying Thanksgiving dinner and opening presents on Christmas eve or morning are among the fondest memories many California families make and remember years later. But when parents decide to divorce, these memories are in danger of fading away as both parties figure out legal issues, especially child custody.

Drafting an iron-clad prenuptial agreement for Kim and Kanye


It seems that everyone, including people in Orange County, California, expected the recent engagement of Kim Kardashian to Kanye West. Behind the cheers and congratulations being given to the newly engaged couple is also the question on everyone's mind -- will they sign a prenuptial agreement?

Filing a divorce with adult children in California


Divorce takes an emotional toll on young children. Children with divorcing parents in Orange County, California, may find themselves caught in the middle of their parents' resentment and arguments. The end of a marriage may be a factor that can impact a child's behavior, academic performance and sometimes even their health. However, the emotional impact of divorce on young children may be similar for adult children as well.