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How Do California Family Courts Determine Child Support?

California has a child support formula that is used in all cases to determine the proper amount of “guideline” child support. Generally, the courts and all attorneys in California use one of 2 recognized computer programs based on the child support guideline formula:  either “Dissomaster” or “X-spouse.” The factors considered in making child support orders…

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Top 20 Financial & Legal Steps To Take After Your Divorce Is Done

In most divorce cases in most states, you cannot charge estate plans, life insurance beneficiaries, etc., until after your divorce case has been resolved and your divorce judgment has been entered by the court.  However, once your divorce is final, you need to take immediate financial and legal steps to reflect your new reality.  The following is a…

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know To File For a California Divorce

1.  In California, there are only two legal reasons for ending a marriage: [1] “Irreconcilable Differences” or [2] incurable insanity. Irreconcilable differences means that no amount of marital counseling will save your marriage. 2.  California is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that you do not have to give the court any other reason for filing for divorce.   You are,…

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California Child Custody Cases Redefining Who is the Parent

A recent California child custody case shows how the state is redefining who it deems a child’s parent. Typically, the courts have given custody to a child’s biological or adoptive parents. But since 2002, groundbreaking child custody cases have looked at who the child considers the parent and who is carrying out the parenting duties.…

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Resolve to Divorce Amicably in 2012 and Try Mediation

In the New Year, couples who are getting divorced and can amicably do so can utilize mediation to make the dissolution process far less contentious. This process is far more attractive than a long, drawn-out courtroom battle. Mediation not only cuts out unneeded stress, but it saves money and time. For many, it is more…

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Parenthood Rises Even as Marriage Decreases for the Millennial Generation

The concepts of marriage and parenthood are vastly changing as the Millennial Generation comes of age. The Pew Research Center published a report earlier in the year showing that Millennials – people born between 1977 and 1998 – want parenthood over marriage. The survey showed 52 percent believe that being a good parent is one…

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A Cheating Spouse Can Be Caught By Bank and Credit Card Charges

The process of realizing your married life is over can be a difficult one. Especially for those that have a hunch that their spouse is cheating on them, you want to prove that in fact your husband or wife is seeing another person. Beyond hiring a private detective or lurking in the shadows, there are…

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Get a Postnuptial Agreement Before Your Marriage Falls Apart

One piece of paper can do a lot to save a marriage. For a couple who is on the brink of divorce, but does really want to stay together, a postnuptial agreement can help clear the air of any financial differences and other concerns the two have. This piece of paper can be just the…

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