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AB 218 Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Story

AB 218 and a Survivor’s Story

By Beck Law P.C. |

California Governor Gavin Newson signed Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218). This action was welcomed by all childhood sexual abuse victims and advocates throughout California. AB 218 creates an opportunity for all California sexual abuse survivors to be heard and have their claims decided within the California courts. AB 218 expands the current statute of… Read More »

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transgender parents

Transgender Parents Fighting for Parental Rights in Divorce

By Beck Law P.C. |

For transgender parents who have either come out or transitioned after having a child, divorce can lead to bitter emotions in a former spouse. Those feelings, along with fears and stigmas, might also result in major efforts to restrict custody and/or visitation of a couple’s children. Unfortunately, transgender people are often challenged as unfit… Read More »

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child support order modification

California Child Support Order Modification

By Beck Law P.C. |

Can a California child support order be changed? If you have been divorced for a while, there is every possibility that circumstances have changed for you, your ex, or both of you. When dramatic changes occur, can corresponding changes be made to support orders? The short answer is yes. Significant Earnings Changes and Child… Read More »

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noteworthy divorce settlements

Noteworthy Divorce Settlements of the Rich and Famous

By Beck Law P.C. |

People from all walks of life find themselves sitting on opposite sides of divorce negotiations. When those people are rich and famous, these noteworthy divorce settlements can add up to a lot of assets and cash. Divorce Settlements of the Rich and Famous Some noteworthy divorce settlements. Obviously, the more there is to begin… Read More »

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establishing legal paternity

The Case for Establishing Legal Paternity

By Beck Law P.C. |

How do I go about establishing legal paternity? If your relationship is on the rocks, but you are unmarried, splitting up can be relatively uncomplicated from a legal standpoint. If there are children involved, however, the complication quotient ticks up considerably. What rights and responsibilities will now exist with regard to the children? Should… Read More »

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legal separation vs divorce

Legal Separation vs Divorce: Which is Best for You?

By Beck Law P.C. |

Legal Separation vs Divorce – what is the difference, and why opt for one over the other? If you know the love is dead, is there any reason to stay legally bound to your partner? The answer may surprise you. Understanding Legal Separation Many couples do not jump right to legal separation or divorce,… Read More »

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Full FInancial Disclosure

Full Financial Disclosure in a California Divorce

By Beck Law P.C. |

Do I have to make a full financial disclosure of all my financial information to my spouse during our divorce? The short answer is, YES! California Family Code Section 721 makes this fact very clear. FC 721 provides in part: “…in transactions between themselves, spouses are subject to the general rules governing fiduciary relationships… Read More »

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Attorney Fees

How Do I Get My Spouse to Pay My Attorney Fees in a Divorce?

By Beck Law P.C. |

Depending on the circumstances of the case, the cost of attorney fees can vary widely. Some of the determining factors in the cost of the case include the complexity of the case in terms of community property and separate property claims, the duration of the marriage, whether there are minor children from the marriage,… Read More »

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Child Custody

What Does “Child Custody” Mean?

By Beck Law P.C. |

First, it is important to understand that there are two forms of child custody – legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody primarily deals with the right of a parent to make decisions regarding the child’s life in relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child such as: Enrollment in or leaving… Read More »

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Pet Custody

Pet Custody in a California Divorce

By Beck Law P.C. |

The new California pet custody law places emphasis on the well being of the family pet. On September 27, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2274 which was adopted into the California Family Code 2605 on January 1, 2019. Existing law provides that upon request of a party to proceedings for… Read More »

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