A California divorce takes a minimum of six months. More often than not, the divorce process takes many months or years longer. There can be a number of reasons for this, but often the reason is due to conflict. The conflict that caused the marriage to break up continues during the divorce process making it […]
Most of us look so forward to holidays. Holidays mean time to stay home from work and school, time to visit with family and friends, time to travel, cook, and enjoy traditions. But even for the healthiest of families, holidays can be stressful.
A court, therefore, needs to be convinced that a person’s safety truly needs to be protected. Sometimes it can appear that a person is just trying to punish another with threats of a restraining order. A judge must be able to make a decision based on credible evidence that a restraining order is necessary to […]
When a California court makes a custody order, the overriding legal standard it uses is the “best interest of the child.” But what does this mean? How does the judge make this determination? Deciding what is in the “best interest of the child” might seem like a slam dunk. A parent tends to think and […]