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Angry Ex and Parental Alienation

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Are you worried about having the relationship with your children being ruined by an angry ex if you move forward with your plans for divorce?  If so, you would not be the first person to recognize that your spouse could use the children as pawns in an ugly vendetta in the event of a… Read More »

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Preparing for an Initial Consultation With Your Divorce Attorney

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As you contemplate ending your marriage and have made an initial consultation with an attorney, you no doubt have many questions. How long will it take? How much will it cost? What will I have to give up? But have you considered that at that initial consultation, your attorney will have some questions for… Read More »

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custody guidelines

Custody Guidelines Ignored by My Ex

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You have survived your divorce, and you thought the worst of it was behind you. However, you still find yourself in regular verbal altercations with your ex, who cannot manage to adhere to specific custody guidelines related to custody, visitation, and child support. Are you going to have to spend the next few years… Read More »

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Preparing for Your Family Court Appearance

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So you have filed for divorce, and your case is moving along. Now it is finally time to get down to brass tacks and meet up in family court. You will find the courtroom experience to be quite different from other daily experiences, so a few tips on how to prepare might be useful…. Read More »

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What Happens to Your Business in a Divorce?

What Happens to Your Business in a Divorce?

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If you are a business owner who is contemplating divorce, you likely have a number of concerns about what will happen to the company going forward. While every situation is different, there are some general principles that can be applied across the board.  Is the Business Community Property? If the business was started during… Read More »

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Forensic Family Evaluation

Forensic Family Evaluation and Divorce

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If you are headed for a messy divorce, one thing that may be coming your way is a Forensic Family Evaluation. An investigation into family circumstances in order for the court to make an informed decision on child custody issues. Commonly referred to as 730 evaluations, these can be emotionally draining. Having an experienced… Read More »

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permanent spousal support

How is Permanent Spousal Support Calculated in California?

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What is Permanent Spousal Support? Permanent spousal support is spousal support that is awarded for a period of time after the entry of a Judgment for Dissolution. Temporary spousal support is awarded for either all of or a portion of the time after the Petition for Dissolution is filed and until a Judgment is… Read More »

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substance abuse

Substance Abuse and Visitation: Measures to Ensure Your Child’s Safety

By Beck Law P.C. |

California family law strongly favors that both parents enjoy substantially equal time with their minor children. However, this is not always possible especially if one parent suffers from addiction and or substance abuse problems. Substance abuse in the presence of children can be dangerous not only to a child’s physical health, but also their… Read More »

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visitation schedule

Maintaining a Child Visitation Schedule in a Covid 19 World

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In the midst of the current pandemic of Coronavirus or COVID-19 many parents are left wondering how this impacts their existing visitation schedule. COVID-19 poses very serious health risks and of course children’s safety and well-being must be the number one priority for parents sharing custody. Little direction has been provided by the courts… Read More »

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failure to pay child support

Failure to Pay Child Support in a Covid 19 World

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Due to the high cost of living, California child support orders tend to also be higher than many other states. If you find yourself unable to pay child support and fall behind on payments, it is critical that you modify your child support Order to reflect your current financial situation. (Due to Covid 19… Read More »

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