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Red Flags That Imply Your Spouse May Be Planning To Cheat You!

Red Flags That Your Spouse May Be Planning To Cheat You In A Divorce! Experienced divorce lawyers and forensic CPAs know a few things about suspicious conduct that might escape your attention as it is unfolding, given that the essence of intimate relationships is trust. Family law professionals aren’t blinded by stories that consist of promises and pillow-talk, because we don’t have an investment in believing that yo
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Where Should You File For A Divorce In California?

In general, you should file for divorce in the County in which you reside. For example, if you live here in Los Angeles, California, you should file your divorce petition in Los Angeles County. Residency requirement for filing a divorce action in California is that one of the spouses must have been a resident of California for six months AND a resident of the county where he/she wants to file for divorce three months
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What Is A Legal Separation Action In California?

Generally, a legal separation action in California is filed by a person who wishes to stay married to his/her spouse but wants to resolve all other issues of the marriage such as characterization of properties as community or separate, division of properties and debts, child support , child custody, child visitations, spousal support, and etc. The main difference between a legal separation action and a divorce action
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What Are The Grounds For A Divorce (Dissolution Of Marriage) In California?

California is a no-fault divorce State. In California, a person may obtain a divorce based on either irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. Fam. C. 2310(a) & (b). For a divorce based on irreconcilable differences, the dissolution of marriage is granted if the court finds that such irreconcilable differences have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Fam. C. 2310(a). This means that one spo
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How Long Does A Divorce (Dissolution Of Marriage) Action Take In California?

In California, a judgment for dissolution of marriage is not final and does not terminate the marital relationship and status until six months has passed from the date that a copy of the summons and petition was served on the respondent spouse; or from the date that the respondent appeared in court; whichever that happens earlier. This is called the minimum waiting period. Fam. C. 2339(a). Therefore, even where the h
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What Is A Bifurcated Divorce In California

Bifurcation means dividing a divorce action into two or more separate parts. A divorce case may take months and even years to resolve depending on the issues involved such as support, alimony, and property division. In such case, a couple may seek bifurcation or division of their divorce case to have their marital status changed and be back to a single status as soon as possible in a separate trial and deal with the
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Best Interest Of The Child

Under California family code 3020, the public policy of the states is to assure that the Health, Safety, and Welfare of the children shall be (must be) the court’s primary concern in determining the best interest of children when making any orders regarding the physical or legal custody or visitation of the children. entry by: Matin Vassel, Esq. If you have any questions regarding this or any divorce related matter c
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What Is Child Support

Generally, child support is money that the court orders parents to pay for the support of their child(ren). The court may order either parent or both of them to pay an amount that is reasonable and necessary for the support of the children generally based on the guidelines that the State of California has adopted to determine the amount of child support. The guidelines calculation is based on factors such as: income
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How Can I Get A Child Support Order In California?

Under the California law, both parents are mutually responsible for the support of their children according to the parents circumstances and station in life. [Fam.C. 3900; 4053(a) and (b)]. In order to get a child support order in California, you must first start a court case. In a situation where a parent willfully fails to pay statutory child support obligations, the other parent, the child, or a guardian ad litem
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