The different legal options for ending a marriage in California

Summary Dissolution, Dissolution, and Separation It is an unfortunate reality that many marriages end up in dissolution or separation, but it is a reality nonetheless. The California divorce process offers three options to couples who have determined that ending their legal relationship is in their best interests: (1) Summary Dissolution, (2) Dissolution, and (3) Legal Separation. Each of these options …

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What is a Legal Guardian Under California Law?

Many kids in California have legal guardians – people who are not their biological parents but are responsible for caring for them. Legal guardians are different from adoptive parents for a few reasons, but they have many of the same rights and responsibilities as adoptive parents do. What is a Legal Guardian Under California Law? A legal guardian is someone …

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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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Divorce 101: Rebuilding Life after Divorce

“How do I heal and begin to rebuild my life after divorce?” Divorce is quite possibly one of the toughest decisions you will ever make. Because of this, it is best not to take this decision lightly. Chances are, you spent much time dwelling on the choices you had to make to take this most courageous of steps. During the long process …

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Divorce: It’s More than Just a Legal Process

Marriage, separation, and divorce are more than a series of legal issues. Chances are, if you have found this website, you have been through an emotional roller coaster, have thought long and hard regarding the possible consequences your decision to divorce will have on those you love, and have ultimately made a choice that you feel is best for your …

Child Custody in California

There are two types of child custody in California; legal and physical. Legal custody allows parents to make decisions regarding their children’s health, education, and welfare. Physical custody determines where the children will reside. Legal custody can be joint or solo.