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Helping you deal with your emotions during divorce


For many Californians, meeting someone, falling in love, having children and spending their life with that one person offers the ideal life. In reality, not everyone is able to achieve this. Marriages fail for a variety of reasons, and too often people are left with the emotional and sometimes financial wreckage that is divorce.

A California child and the role of paternity to unmarried parents


For children in Orange County, California that were conceived during marriage, parental roles and responsibilities for the child are established. Even if the parents eventually divorce, the court has a clear-cut way to determine financial divorce issues, such as child support. It is a different story when a child is born to unmarried parents because the child's legal relationship is only established with the mother. For these kinds of cases, fathers are most likely the parent who would be paying child support; so establishing paternity is an important step.

What are your rights as a domestic partner in California?


Californians, particularly lesbian and gay couples, are probably familiar with domestic partnerships. Domestic partnership allows non-married couples to legally recognize their relationship. Many people usually assume that a domestic partnership is similar to marriage because it provides domestic partners the same or similar benefits given to married couples. Like any family law issue, an individual who is a registered domestic partner has rights.

We can help you deal with relocation issues in child custody


Divorcing parents must deal with the type of child custody that is best for their children. But there are other child custody issues that may arise even after the custody agreement is settled, including relocation.

Determining and calculating alimony in California


Most of the time, a California divorce focuses on these three family law issues: property division, child custody and child support. Besides these, divorcing couples should also address the issue of spousal support or alimony.

Why should you have a prenuptial agreement?


California residents are used to hearing about celebrities opting to have a prenuptial agreement when they marry. This is why many people seem to believe that a prenup is just for celebrities. That is not actually true, because any marrying individual can enjoy the benefits of having a prenuptial agreement.

Child support influences the lives of many family members


Generally, child support is the financial obligation that covers a child's everyday expenses, healthcare and other needs, making child support a very serious matter for many California families. Whether an individual is paying or receiving this monthly support, it affects families and children in so many ways. Unfortunately, those effects can bring challenges.

Back to school signals child custody transition for parents


Many California residents think that once the court determines which parent is the custodial parent, the child custody process and other issues also end. This is not the case, however. The responsibility of both parents for their children does not end until the child reaches adulthood. Moreover, conflicts may arise after parents settle child custody, and these new conflicts may also have to be resolved.

How can you end your marriage outside the courtroom?


When Californians think about divorce, they usually imagine a case of two spouses battling it out in court. This is a traditional divorce, where both parties settle divorce legal issues through the litigation process. However other, less combative, options are available, such as divorce mediation.