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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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Uncontested Divorce in California

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that there are two types of divorces: Contested and uncontested. But what is uncontested divorce in California, and why does it matter? What is Uncontested Divorce in California? An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse don’t fight in court – you come to a resolution on your own. If …

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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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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 …

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What Are the Child Support Laws in California?

Child support laws in California are different from those in other states, and the courts use a very specific set of guidelines to determine how much child support will change hands between parents. Typically, when a judge issues a custody order, he or she will also issue a child support order. For most people, it makes sense to work with …