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January 2018 Archives

Options for physical custody and visitation after a divorce

One of the most challenging aspects of ending a marriage for a California parents is coming to grips with the fact that they may not get to see their child each and every day. If the divorcing parties share children then they will, as a part of their legal proceedings, have to decide where the child will live and how they will divide the child's time between their households. When parents cannot work these details out, the courts will intervene and seek to protect the best interests of the children through court-provided orders. But in many cases, parents are the best judges of how their children's physical needs should be met.

Should you pursue alimony in your divorce?

Not every California divorce will end with one of the parties committed to providing the other with alimony. Previously, this family law blog discussed the amount of time that a person may be required to make alimony payments. However, spouses might wonder whether he or she is a prospective recipient of spousal support and if they should pursue alimony in their divorce.

How long do I have to pay alimony?

Filing for divorce means making major life decisions. Many of these incorporate a spouse's finances and whether they are able to maintain their standard of living post-divorce. Because of that, spouses often request financial support during the divorce process. The amount of time that a Californian will have to provide their former spouse with alimony will depend on the type of alimony that their court awards and a number of factors that are relevant to their particular divorce case.

End of a relationship may not mean the end of domestic violence

Several months ago, this family law blog discussed the applicability of California's domestic violence statute to ex-spouses. A person who was formerly married to their abuser has rights under this law. This post will expand on that topic to discuss two other ways that former partners may be protected from domestic violence.

How social media can affect your divorce

You may regularly share the most intimate details of your life on social media. It gives you a sense of empowerment and allows you to keep in touch with your friends and relatives in Los Angeles and Orange Counties while you are on the go. Now that your relationship with your spouse is coming to an end, you have no problem with posting about it online. 

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