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What To Know About Filing Documents With Orange County Family Court During Covid-19 Crisis

BREAKING NEWS: This information supplements the previous 3/23/2020 order of the Orange County Superior Court. Pursuant to the 3/24/2020 order of the Orange County Superior Court, as a result of COVID-19, Orange County Family Law Court is temporarily closed. All non-emergency matters through June 1st are being continued by order of the Court. For domestic…

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Can You or Your Spouse Sell Your Community Property Home During Your Divorce?

Should you sell your house during a divorce? Is it better to wait and sell it after the divorce? Can you sell your home during your divorce, or do you have to wait until the divorce is final? Can your spouse sell your house during a divorce? There is no right or wrong answer to…

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Can California Parents Agree to Waive Child Support Payments?

Is it okay for an Orange County, California parent to waive child support? This question comes up regularly amongst divorced and divorcing parents.  According to California Family Code, when the support of a minor child is at issue, the court has the power to order either one or both of the child’s parents to pay…

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Does the California Court Consider Siblings When Awarding Child Custody?

For many children, their relationship with their sibling is the more important and most lasting relationship they will ever develop. The essential nature of the relationship makes the question of how the court handles \ of utmost importance. What happens to the sibling relationship when the children are separated from each other due to divorce?…

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Is the California Court More Likely to Award Mom or Dad with Child Custody?

Is the California court more likely to award child custody to the mother or the father? It’s a common question for parents facing divorce or preparing for a child custody battle. Most parents feel that maintaining a good relationship with their child after divorce is their top priority. Facing the future without a clear understanding…

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Considering the Child’s Preference in California Child Custody Cases

When a couple gets married, they don’t expect it to end in divorce, but for many, divorce becomes an eventual reality. Divorce can be hard for everyone involved, especially when there are children involved. Both parents contribute to the child’s well-being, but one parent may be the primary caregiver while the other parent is the…

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California Child Custody and Parents Who Are Registered Sex Offenders

The California courts assume any child living with a parent or third party who is a registered sex offender (against the children) is at significant risk. The court also believes that a child living with a parent or third party who has committed a felonious act against a minor is at substantial risk. This assumption…

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California Child Custody Cases and Existing Restraining Orders

Child custody cases have been known to cause even more stress, contention, and heartbreak than a divorce. Custody cases where parents were not married can be even more difficult. But the most difficult of all California child custody cases are often those that have restraining orders involved. If there is a protective order in place,…

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How Long Does a Child Custody Case Take?

Are you involved in a child custody case in Orange County, California? When people are beginning their fight for child custody, they often have some questions. One of the frequently asked questions is how long they should expect the custody battle to last. They want to know the average length of a child custody court…

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How to Introduce Texts and Emails in Contested Custody Cases

Did you know text messages can be introduced in court? More and more Orange County, California family courts are considering incriminating texts and emails as evidence. Texts and emails as evidence seem particularly commonplace during divorce and contested child custody cases. In today’s society, texting is a common form of communication. Millions of people use…

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California Divorce: Community Property Tracing Issues

Tracings are used to clarify what each spouse’s share of a marriage’s community property. In some cases, California law may require tracings. One scenario that commonly requires tracing is when commingled cash or assets were used to purchase property during the marriage. A commingled purchase is a transaction that was made using some separate property…

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