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October 2017 Archives

Are divorced parties ever awarded alimony by California courts?

Alimony is the payment of money from one former spouse to the other after a divorce. Also known as spousal support, alimony can provide an individual with financial support that can enable them to get their post-divorce life on track. Depending upon a number of factors, the amount and duration of alimony payments that a person will receive can vary greatly.

Certain factors carry significant weight in child custody cases

During family law proceedings, a California court may be required to decide where a child should reside and which of their parents should have custody of them. While in some cases courts determine that the children will benefit from the joint physical custodianship of both of their parents, in other cases courts must choose between the children's parents based on the best information they can gather. This post will touch on a few of the factors courts may evaluate when deciding physical custody matters.

Legal options are available for victims of domestic violence

Domestic violence is not always obvious. It can be difficult to spot in a California family's household, and it can be challenging to address when victims are afraid to take action against their abusers. Because domestic violence can take on many forms, identifying it as a problem in one's life can be even more challenging.

Social media and divorce: Just say no

No one thinks that going through a divorce is easy. Dreams and expectations about your life and your future are suddenly shattered--and healing from that takes time, energy and a commitment to do so. It’s not surprising, too, that some wounds never heal, we just learn to live with them.

What are the requirements for a summary dissolution of marriage?

In California many divorces follow a somewhat predictable path. The parties to the divorce find legal representatives who may help them advocate for their interests and present their cases in a court of law. A judge may make determinations on how the couple's property will be divided, children will be cared for, and support will be paid. When all relevant issues are finalized the couple may break into two single individuals.

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