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Sep
14
2017
Aug
24
2017
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 […]
Aug
09
2017
Frequently, a divorcing couple will have a significant amount of debt to divide. This can be tricky because if the debt is community debt, both parties are on the hook with the creditor regardless of what the divorce judgment says. For example, let’s say your community debt of $10,000 was divided equally between you and […]
Jul
25
2017
Essentially, the date of separation is the date when at least one party declares the intention to end the marriage and his or her actions clearly indicate that intention. The established test for the date of separation is when 1) one spouse does not intend to continue the marriage, and 2) the actions of that […]
Jul
12
2017
A far too common complaint of custodial parents is that they have not received court-ordered child support payments for several months or even years. When a judge orders child support payments, it is for the distinct purpose of aiding the custodial parent in raising the child/children. If the parent refuses to comply with a child […]