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Understanding Dissolution/Divorce

By | 2017-11-13T22:00:42+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Family|

Filing for a divorce is referred to as a “dissolution of marriage” action. California is “no fault” which means that if you are asking for the divorce you don’t need to prove that it was the other spouse’s fault to get your request for divorce granted, hence no fault. Most divorces are based on “irreconcilable [...]

How Does Child Support Work?

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:08+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Family|

California Family Code provides that, “A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support his or her minor children according to the parent’s circumstances and station in life” . . . and that “[c]hildren should share in the standard of living of both parents.” California Family Code Section 4053(a),(f). […]

Dealing with Child Custody Mediation

By | 2017-11-13T22:01:15+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Family|

Any time custody is in dispute when filing a Request for Order (RFO) the parties will have to attend mediation. The Court will not hear the case until the mediation requirement has been completed. If either party fails to attend mediation they could receive a sanction from the Court for failure to attend. […]