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How Do California Family Law Courts Deal with Parental Alienation Claims?

Child custody disputes often proceed at a high-stress level. They are stressful on the parents, their attorneys, the judges who have to decide custody and the children involved in the case. Due to the nature of child custody cases, they are often expensive to litigate. When the case involves severely damaged relationships between the divorcing…

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California Spousal Support: The Ten Year Rule is a Myth

Many California couples considering divorce fear what they call the “ten-year rule.” A common misunderstanding is that when a couple married longer than ten years seeks a divorce, there is a rule in place that requires alimony on an indefinite basis, but there is no such rule. The reference is to Family Code Section 4336(a)…

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Studying the Impact of Parental Divorce on College Students

Many parents considering divorce will postpone or delay proceedings until their children are “older.” While every case is unique and every child will be different, divorce is difficult on children regardless of age. Studies indicate that parental divorce still has an impact on college-age children. If you are getting divorced and you have college-age children,…

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After Divorce: Co-Parenting and Your Child’s Schedule

Are you getting divorced? Are you overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make? You are not alone. Many find themselves in similar circumstances. One of the most common concerns and most difficult choices divorcing parents struggle with is how the kids will spend time with each of their parents during and after divorce….

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California Divorce: What Records Do You Need to Keep When Getting Divorced?

Once the divorce is over, many people want to put it behind them and move forward. Some even lean towards a celebratory attitude that has them banishing anything related to the divorce from their life. If you are inclined in this direction once your divorce is final, use caution. You may be tempted to discard…

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Can a California Divorce Record be Sealed?

Court proceedings are typically public record (including divorce proceedings). Unless divorce records are sealed, any legal filings in the proceeding will be public record, which means the public can easily access them. Exceptions to the general rule that leaves divorce records open to the public include court records that contain identifying information for children or…

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What Does it Mean that All Divorces are No-Fault Divorces in California?

California is a no-fault divorce state which means that all divorces in the state are “No Fault” divorces. In a no-fault divorce, the spouse petitioning for a divorce does not need to prove that the other spouse was in the wrong in any way. In most no-fault divorce case, the spouse who files the petition…

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When Will the Court Consider a Child Support Order Modification in California?

California law is clear that parents are obligated to provide financial support for their children. When families are intact and live together, making sure the needs of the children are met is not necessarily complicated. The complications related to providing for children financially come once parents separate or divorce. To protect children from financial consequences,…

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California Child Support: When Do Child Support Payments End?

California law states that children have the right to be supported financially by both of their parents. When necessary the court will order child support obligations per the law with payments intended to provide the child with necessities like housing, food, clothing, educational costs, medical expenses, and other reasonable expenses. Basics of California Child Support:…

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Managing Joint Accounts During Divorce: When to Open & Close Accounts

One of the common mistakes people make during a divorce is not paying enough attention to their joint accounts. If you are considering divorce, attempt to get your affairs in order before it becomes necessary. Start by identifying your accounts. Before you file for divorce, put together a list of your personal and joint accounts….

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California Divorce: Is Property & Debt Always Divided 50/50?

California is what is known as a community property state, a state in which everything you and your spouse earned or bought during your marriage belongs to both of you in equal measure. But that does not mean that you have to divide everything 50/50. Are Assets in Divorce Always Split 50/50 in the Community…

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