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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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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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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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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 …

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How to Work Out a Parenting Time Agreement During Divorce

When you’re a parent going through a divorce, your main concern is your kids – and that’s exactly how it should be. If you’re like most parents, one of your primary goals is to keep your kids on an even keel, and that involves working out a parenting time agreement with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. But where do you even start? …

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San Joaquin County Divorce Basics

When you live in Stockton, San Joaquin County will process your divorce case. But how does it all work, and what do you need to do if you’re ready to end your marriage? You may want to talk to a San Joaquin County divorce attorney who can answer all your questions and give you legal advice. San Joaquin County Divorce: …

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What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Mean in California?

Child custody cases in California typically revolve around the “best interests of the child.” But what does that mean, and how does a judge who doesn’t know your family determine what’s in your children’s best interests? What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Mean in California Courts? When parents can’t agree on child custody on their own or through mediation, …

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How to Calculate Child Support in a Stockton Divorce Case

When you’re going through a divorce with children, whether or not you’ve already hired a family court lawyer, you know that you need to think about child custody and child support. While child custody is something that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse should discuss on your own—and, if possible, reach an agreement on together—child support is another story. You don’t …

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What is Collaborative Divorce in California?

There’s no question about it: Divorce is tough. However, a collaborative divorce can make things easier on you, your soon-to-be ex-spouse, and your children. What is Collaborative Divorce? The term collaborative divorce refers to the process of resolving your differences together rather than fighting things out in court. It involves negotiation (and sometimes mediation) so that both parties can walk …