Sample schedules for splitting the holidays

Sample Schedules for Splitting the Holidays After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are not equal…

When Your Spouse Suffers from depression

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Depression According  to the ADAA, more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from persistent symptoms of  depression. What is depression? Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in…

Splitting the Holidays During A Divorce in California

Splitting the Holidays During a Divorce in California After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part III People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the final part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part II People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the second part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part I People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the first part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

Questions to ask before you hire a divorce lawyer

Questions  to Ask Before Hiring a Southern California Divorce or Family Law Attorney One mistake people make is hiring an attorney without asking the right questions to verify their experience and expertise. Here are some questions you can ask before you hire an attorney for your Southern California divorce or family law case: When did…

Four reasons you may eligible to reduce your child support order

Four Reasons You May Eligible to Reduce Your Child Support Order Child support is ordered by family courts to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. This may be paid by either the father or mother of the children and is calculated according to a statewide formula. That said, life and…

child abuse during a divorce

Child Abuse during a Divorce Perhaps nothing is more regrettable than the fact that many children are abused by their caregivers or parents. According to federal agencies, an estimated that 686,000 children (9.2 per 1,000) were victims of maltreatment. Of these victims, “78% were victims of neglect; 18% of physical abuse; 9% of sexual abuse; and 11%…

Shared Costs in California Child Support

Shared Costs in California Child Support     The purpose of child support is to support a child and all of his or her living expenses. Depending on the family, this may be paid by either the father or mother of the children. Child support in California is calculated according to a statewide formula. This…

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