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What Can I Do If My Ex Doesn't Pay Child Support?


What Can I Do If My Ex Doesn't Pay Child Support?
Collecting back child support can be a complex and lengthy process since each situation is unique. This article gives you a 30,000 foot view on the rights you have..
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Woman Who Had Sex With Minor Is Not Entitled to Spousal Support


Woman Who Had Sex With Minor Is Not Entitled to Spousal Support
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial court properly denied spousal support to Mother who inflicted domestic violence on her children and caused them psychological damage..
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High Earner Has to Pay Same Child Support Despite His Income Going Down


High Earner Has to Pay Same Child Support Despite His Income Going Down
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong in reducing the child support obligation of a high earner where salary reduction did not materially impair..
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Is My Ex Spouse's Debt My Responsibility?


Is My Ex Spouse's Debt My Responsibility?
Whether you are liable for your ex spouse's debts largely is reliant on whether you are filing for divorce in a community property or equitable distribution state. California is..
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What are the Steps to Terminating Parental Rights?


What are the Steps to Terminating Parental Rights?
Termination of parental rights refers to the legal severing of the parent-child relationship by the state. There are many reasons to pursue termination of parental rights. You may..
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What is Quasi-community Property?


What is Quasi-community Property?
On October 18th, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer announced their separation after nine years of marriage. Shortly after their breakup, they placed their Santa Monica property on..
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Legal Separation and Separation Agreements


Legal Separation and Separation Agreements
In California, there are three ways to end a domestic partnership or marriage: dissolution, commonly known as divorce, legal separation, and annulment, also known as nullity. When it..
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Child Support Less Than Guideline Can Be Ordered Despite Father's High Income


Child Support Less Than Guideline Can Be Ordered Despite Father's High Income
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was not wrong by awarding child support which was less than the guideline..
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How to Enforce an Alimony


How to Enforce an Alimony
Alimony refers to monthly stipends payable to a spouse or domestic partner for a specific duration after divorce. When a spousal support order is acquired as part of a divorce,..
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Custody Should Not be Awarded to Perpetrator of Domestic Violence


Custody Should Not be Awarded to Perpetrator of Domestic Violence
In reversal, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong in maintaining 50-50 timeshare after awarding Mother sole legal and sole physical custody of Children..
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What is the difference between Legal and Physical Custody?


What is the difference between Legal and Physical Custody?
A big topic in headlines today, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently filed for divorce. Word has it that Jolie is seeking joint legal custody, but sole physical custody. While..
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Top 3 Mistakes People Make During Divorce


Top 3 Mistakes People Make During Divorce
Divorce is a life changing decision that must be handled with utmost care. Even under the best of circumstances, divorce can take a heavy emotional toll on both..
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Parental Rights of Father Terminated for Abandonment


Parental Rights of Father Terminated for Abandonment
In the case of In re A.B., Mother and Father met in November of 2005. They lived together for four years, during which Father used both alcohol and pot...
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New Law Defines Date of Separation in Divorce Cases


New Law Defines Date of Separation in Divorce Cases
Governor, Jerry Brown, has signed California Senate Bill 1255 which defines date of separation in divorce cases. This new Legislation will be effective January 1, 2017, and will apply..
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Party Wanting to Change Custody Must Show Changed Circumstances


Party Wanting to Change Custody Must Show Changed Circumstances
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was not wrong in finding that lack of changed circumstances defeated Mother’s request for change of custody. It has..
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A Child Can Have Three Parents


A Child Can Have Three Parents
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was wrong in finding that a child would suffer no detriment if another man was not recognized as..
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Spouses Can be Convicted of Theft from Their Spouse


Spouses Can be Convicted of Theft from Their Spouse
In the case of People vs. Aguilera, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that one spouse can be convicted of robbing the other spouse of community property on..
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Court of Appeals Has Ruled That Emotional Harm Constitutes Domestic Violence


Court of Appeals Has Ruled That Emotional Harm Constitutes Domestic Violence
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong when it refused to issue a permanent restraining order on the..
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