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What is Joint Custody?

Child custody in California can be a complicated matter that requires families to work with an attorney. However, if you and your spouse can agree on a child custody agreement, your whole divorce will be a lot easier. But what is joint custody, and how does it apply to you? What is Joint Custody? The term joint custody can refer …

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What is Parentage in California?

If you’re a mom or dad going through a divorce, you may have heard the term parentage – but what is parentage, and how does it apply to your child custody and child support issues? What is Parentage in California? Parentage is a legal term that the courts use to determine who is responsible for supporting a child. You don’t …

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California Child Support Law

California child support laws are designed to ensure that kids receive equal and adequate financial support from both parents – but how do they work, and how do the courts determine how much money each parent is supposed to contribute? California Child Support Laws: The Basics In the state of California, child support is the money a court orders one …

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How Quickly Can You Get a Divorce in California?

Once you’ve made the decision to divorce, you’ll probably want to get the process over with as soon as possible – most people do. There are things you can do to make your divorce go more smoothly (like reaching agreements on your own or working with a divorce mediator), but how long will it take? How Quickly Can You Get …

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7 Questions to Ask to Find the Best Child Custody Lawyer for Your Needs

If you’re like many parents who are going through divorce, you know you need a child custody lawyer who understands what you – and your children – are going through. Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster, and it can cause kids emotional trauma, so you want the whole process to go as smoothly as possible. But how do you know if …

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Why You Should Try to Reach Agreements With Your Spouse

If you’re divorcing your spouse, your attorney will tell you that it’s best if you two can reach agreements about child custody and property division on your own, without going to court and forcing the judge to decide. But why is it better, and what happens if you just can’t agree with your soon-to-be ex-spouse? Why You Should Try to …

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“I Want a Divorce.” What’s Next?

“I want a divorce.” If you’ve heard those words – whether you saw it coming or you’ve just been blindsided by the news – it’s probably time to begin working with a Stockton divorce attorney. When Your Spouse Says, “I Want a Divorce” When your spouse says, “I want a divorce,” your first instinct may be to protect yourself. For …

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What is Full Custody?

If you’re like most parents going through a divorce, one of the most pressing issues you’re facing is child custody – and you’ve probably heard about legal and physical custody, joint custody and sole or full custody. But what is “full custody,” and what would it mean for you or your spouse if the court awarded it to one of …

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5 Ground Rules for Divorce Negotiation

Divorce negotiations can be tough, which is why many people choose to work with a Stockton family law attorney who understands the process and its impact on those going through it. But what is divorce negotiation, and how can you do it successfully? What is Divorce Negotiation? Negotiation during divorce is a back-and-forth between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse that …

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California Custody Laws

California custody laws are very clear when it comes to serving the best interests of the child, but in a child custody case, which parent is supposed to have more time with the child – and how are they supposed to figure it all out? The good news is that your Stockton divorce attorney can help you work out an …