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Tracking Apps, Joint Custody and Privacy Issues

When you have joint physical custody of your child with your ex, there are a number of difficulties that you may plan on dealing with – scheduling conflicts, disagreements regarding holidays and vacations, miscommunications regarding after school care, etc. One issue that is becoming more and more common for co-parents is the privacy issue that…

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5 Things to Avoid During a Legal Separation

When a married couple enters into a legal separation, they typically have a goal in mind. They may be entering a legal separation as a step towards obtaining a divorce or they may be entering into a legal separation as a means of restoring their marriage. If you are recently separated or considering a legal…

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2 Common Exceptions to ‘Status Quo’ Under California Child Custody Laws

In a child custody case, it’s extremely important for parents interested in custody to be aware that what is currently the status quo may sometimes remain the status quo. For example, if two parents have a schedule, they have been following for a substantial amount of time that has apparently worked for their children, the…

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Who is Responsible for Paying Divorce Attorney’s Fees?

The general rule for attorneys’ fees and who pays them is that each party pays their own attorney. In some other jurisdictions it is regular practice for the “loser” to be held responsible for the “winner’s” attorney fees, but that is not the American rule. However, even though it isn’t the rule, one party may…

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What is a Default Divorce?

In California if you do not respond to a spouse’s petition for divorce or separation or you file a response and come to an agreement, the case will be considered a default divorce or uncontested case. In a true default divorce, you give up any right to have a say in your divorce or separation.…

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Could Where You Live Make it More Likely You Will Experience Divorce?

Have you ever considered whether or not where you live may make it more likely that you will experience divorce? What about your occupation? What about…all the other little bits and pieces that make up your life? How are they all working together to the benefit or detriment of your marriage? In case you have…

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How to Manage a Child Support Order Across State Lines

When divorced parents live in different states, there are a number of issues that they have to deal with. One of these issues is child support. When a custodial parent needs child support from a non-custodial parent that lives in a different state, it can be confusing to decide which state’s court to turn to…

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Facts That Are Relevant in a Contested Child Custody Case in California

If you have questions about child custody in California, you are not alone. There are thousands of people with thousands of questions about child custody. But the most obvious and common question of all is, “How does a parent get custody of their child in California?” In order to determine your best-case scenario and how…

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When Will a Court Order Supervised Parenting Time?

Most parents want free access to their children, but in certain circumstances visitation in the presence of a neutral third party may be advisable in order to safeguard the children. Parents who are required to be supervised during their visitation by the California almost always feel the arrangement is restrictive and most will also insist…

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Gerald Maggio Honored As “Attorney of Distinction” In Orange Coast Magazine

Gerald “Gerry” Maggio and The Maggio Law Firm have been recognized as “Attorneys of Distinction” in the November 2018 Edition of Orange Coast Magazine. Entitled “A Collaborative Effort in Divorce and Family Law Matters,” the featured article explores Maggio’s reputation for providing strong yet compassionate representation while seeking reasonable resolutions and the best possible outcome…

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Importance of Honoring Visitation and Custody Rights

Custody and visitation are constant points of contention between separated and divorced couples with kids. It is very rare that these processes go smoothly in the event of a divorce and lack of a premarital agreement. What is the difference between custody and visitation rights? Why is it important to honor these rights to the…

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