Divorce and Family Law Blog

Legally Valid Reasons to Stop Paying Child Support in California

Parents in California are legally required to support their children financially until they reach the age of majority. In California that age is 18 unless the child is in high school. In that case, a parent must support the child until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes sooner. When parents… read more

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers?

When one spouse decides to file for divorce or asks for a modification of a child custody order, they are required by law to inform the other party that they have started the legal process of divorce.  Often this task will be completed by a professional process server. A process server is an individual who… read more

How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child?

Working through a divorce can be a very stressful and even frightening experience. This can be especially true for fathers as they worry if they will get to be in their children’s lives after the divorce is finalized. The good news is that, though historically mothers were far more likely to get sole custody of… read more

Is My Spouse Entitled To My Inheritance After Divorce?

Thinking about getting a divorce but worried about the fate of an inheritance you’ve received? Will it be subject to division? Will your spouse be entitled to any of the money or property you were given? The key to answering this question lies in understanding of the difference between separate and marital property under California… read more

In-Person Depositions Requested in Dr. Dre Divorce Case Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

According to news reports, the drama continues in the divorce case between Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young. The newest drama appears to be over whether Dr. Dre will be required to appear for in-person depositions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Dre has already failed to appear at previously scheduled depositions. Nicole filed new… read more

What is a Subpoena?

There are many legal tools that a divorce attorney can use during a family court case. Some of those tools are available through the courts, such as a subpoena. If necessary, your attorney can use a subpoena to compel a variety of actions necessary to protect a client or build a stronger case. What is… read more

How to Request a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case

A child custody case can be emotionally challenging. Both parents may believe they have the best interest of their child at heart. In some divorce cases, a parent may use custody as a bargaining or punishment tactic. Whatever the reason might be for a custody dispute, the court has one goal. The court seeks to… read more

How to File a Restraining Order in California

How to File a Restraining Order in California Domestic abuse and assaults are extremely dangerous for the victim. In many cases, the victim cannot stop the abuser without court assistance. A restraining order or protective order is issued by the court to protect a person from being abused, harassed, stalked, or threatened. The person committing… read more

Why do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?

When parents are together, it is assumed that each parent will take an active role in the upbringing of the child. However, when parents divorce or separate, the child cannot have both parents available in the home every day. Courts in California encourage parents to develop parenting plans that ensure parents continue to play an… read more

What Is Palimony?

What Is Palimony? Some states recognize common law marriage. However, California does not recognize common law marriage. You are not legally married in California unless you obtain a marriage license and hold a civil or religious ceremony. However, if you and your partner have resided together for an extended period, you may be entitled to… read more