Residency Requirements for LGBT Divorce in California

Various marriage and divorce laws have been changing for years, especially in response to the legalization of same-sex marriages. Among these changes are the residency requirements for LGBT divorce in California. The landmark Supreme Court ruling of 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, made the legality of…

21Oct, 23

Child Custody & Same-Sex Marriages

Over the years, societal norms have continued to evolve and pave the way for a broader acceptance of same-sex marriages across many countries. In California, these unions have become extremely prevalent as more LGBTQ+ couples move to the state and start their own families. However,…

15Oct, 23

What is the Most Common Custody Agreement in California?

When a divorce involves children, child custody and child support are two of the most important arrangements that need to be addressed. Child custody refers to the right of a parent to have a child physically live with them or to make legal decisions on…

15Jan, 23

What is Minimum Child Support in California?

Every state sets different terms for calculating child support payments for divorcing parents. In California, there are a variety of elements that affect how child support is determined and how much one parent ends up paying. Because determining child support can be complex for both…

05Jan, 23

Does California Favor the Mother or Father?

Custody battles are always tough, especially when both parents care heavily for their children. State guidelines regarding child custody are designed to protect the child’s safety. The court will consider a number of factors when deciding which parent to place a child with to ensure…

16Dec, 22

Does the Mother Automatically Have Full Custody in California?

Child custody can become increasingly contentious, especially in divorce proceedings. Although the court has favored giving mothers full custody in the past, the decision as to which parent receives full custody is left up to the court’s discretion. Each custody situation is extremely nuanced, and…

15Dec, 22

What Makes a Parent Unfit in California?

When two parents cannot effectively raise their child or children together, they must create a parenting plan that outlines how the parents will divide both physical custody (where the children will live) and legal custody (who will make decisions for the children). The plan must…

16Nov, 22

Is California a 50/50 Custody State?

Most parents cherish their relationships with their children and want to spend as much time with them as possible, no matter what happens in their relationship with the other parent. Unfortunately, whether due to divorce, separation, or the end of a relationship between unmarried parents,…

15Nov, 22

Can I Force the Sale of My House in a Divorce in California?

A divorce is often followed by both spouses feeling uncertain about the future and the state of their affairs. The division of property is often one of the most complicated matters in any divorce. You or your spouse may be wondering if you will be…

18Oct, 22

Is Alimony Mandatory in California?

If you are in the process of filing for a divorce, one stressful question you may be asking yourself is whether you will need to pay alimony to your spouse. Unfortunately, alimony is not so straightforward, and there are several different circumstances the court evaluates…

15Oct, 22
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