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Child Custody

What Does “Child Custody” Mean?

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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

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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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Unmarried couples

Unmarried Couples – Property Rights After The Breakup

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These days, more and more couples are choosing to forego marriage and live together as unmarried couples. The question becomes — what rights do the parties have in the event the relationship terminates? Essentially, because there was never a legal marriage under California law, statutes under the California Family Code do not apply. California… Read More »

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Gifts Received During Marriage From My Spouse

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Do I get to keep gifts received during marriage from my spouse when we divorce? California is a community property state. What this means is, with some exception, property acquired during marriage is community property. Community property is not property itself, rather it is a right of equal ownership by the marital partners of… Read More »

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child custody questions

Sonoma County Child Custody Questions

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Sonoma County child custody questions? What does “child custody” mean? 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… Read More »

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Marital problems

When In-Laws are the Root of Marital Problems

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Marital problems were probably not something on your mind when you got married. You were probably hoping for a teammate for life, someone who would have your back in any situation, who would defend you to the death, and who would never, NEVER, throw you under the bus. What if, after the ‘I do’s,’… Read More »

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Escaping Domestic Abuse

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A fairy tale wedding evolved into a nightmare of domestic abuse and violence violence within just weeks for young Lisa Casarez. She blamed herself, wondering what she needed to do better—or how she needed to just be better—in order to stop the battering. Maybe she should lose some weight? Perhaps if she did a… Read More »

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third parent child custody

When Legal Child Custody is Shared Between Three or More Adults

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There are challenges to the new social reality of child custody. State and federal law has had to adapt to keep up with the changes in the structure of families in recent decades. Previously, a child was assumed to have two parents: a father and a mother. Today’s families have evolved to have multiple… Read More »

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mendocino county divorce

Smooth Mendocino County Divorce

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Is there such a thing as a smooth Mendocino County divorce? When the bliss of your wedding day turns into an unhappy marriage, you may seriously consider splitting with your partner. Statistically, it could happen. After all, research indicates that one in five marriages fall apart within the first five years, and nearly half… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Santa Rosa Divorce Attorney

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Getting a divorce is a huge, life altering proposition. If you are unequivocal about your desire to part ways, finding the best Santa Rosa divorce attorney to represent you in the proceedings could mean the difference between satisfaction and regret. Here are some things to consider when selecting the Santa Rosa divorce attorney who… Read More »

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