Divorce and Family Law Blog
Order To Show Cause – Request For Orders
Puja Sachdev | February 1, 2021 | California Law
A Request for Orders (RFO), also sometimes called an “order to show cause,” is the document used to ask the court clerk to set a hearing before the judge. The RFO also asks the judge to make certain orders after the hearing, based on the evidence presented at the hearing. What Is an Order to… read more
Child Support Arrears
PUJA SACHDEV | January 18, 2021 | Child Support
After a court enters an order for the payment of child support, the parent ordered to pay is expected to make payment under the terms of the order. Sadly, and for many reasons, child support is not always paid in full and on time. When child support payments become past-due, a parent is in child… read more
What Happens to Child Support if I Remarry?
Puja Sachdev | January 12, 2021 | Child Support
Maybe your divorce is over and you’re ready to re-enter the dating pool. Perhaps you’ve already found your perfect intended spouse. Either way, you’re wondering what happens to child support when you remarry. Here’s what you need to know about how remarriage may impact child support. Does California Use Spousal Income in Child Support Calculations?… read more
How to Request a Drug Test in Your Child Custody Case
Puja Sachdev | January 11, 2021 | Child Custody
According to data collected by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 8 children in the U.S. lives with at least one parent who has a substance use disorder. Substance use disorders, as defined by the survey, are marked by repeated use of alcohol or other drugs leading to significant impairment. Children… read more
What is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?
Puja Sachdev | December 16, 2020 | Divorce
Most people are aware that there is a difference between divorce and separation in romantic relationships. When a couple is considering a divorce, but they haven’t decided for certain, they might undergo a “trial” separation. But these days, more and more couples are making the decision to stay separated without filing for divorce. In doing… read more
Legally Valid Reasons to Stop Paying Child Support in California
Puja Sachdev | December 10, 2020 | Child Support
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?
PUJA SACHDEV | October 26, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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?
PUJA SACHDEV | October 14, 2020 | Child Custody
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?
PUJA SACHDEV | September 23, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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
PUJA SACHDEV | September 22, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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