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December 2018 Archives

Making the smart move with a marital home

Deciding what to do with a marital home can be a sticking point in a divorce. In some California divorce cases, one person chooses to keep the home or is given the home as part of a settlement. There are many issues that should be considered before a person asks for the marital home. First, that person should decide if keeping the house is feasible from a financial perspective.

Marital property division in California

If you’re in the midst of a divorce, you know that the division of property is one of the more contentious issues between separating couples. A lot is accumulated during a marriage, which means there is a lot to be divided. This can be a very emotional and complicated undertaking.

DNA testing in child support and custody cases

DNA testing has become more common in California. While it's often the linchpin in criminal cases, DNA testing can also help people learn more about their families and ancestry. One of the most important uses of DNA testing in public life is to obtain clear answers about paternity in child custody and child support cases.

New California law affects pet ownership in divorce

Divorce is an emotional and complicated process as spouses disentangle their lives and debate hot topic issues like child custody and property division. An increasingly common concern that causes angst among divorcing couples is who gets to keep the dog. People have strong bonds with their furry friends and the thought of losing Fido to your ex can be agonizing.

Child custody matters may hinge on where a parent lives

Judges in California and in most other states will scrutinize a parent's living situation as part of a child custody proceeding. They will generally look to see that they have enough space for the child and live in a part of town that is safe. If a parent has multiple children, he or she should have sufficient space for each child. Sufficient space is partially based on the child's age and gender.

How divorced parents can make the holidays easier for their kids

Holidays can be stressful, and divorce is tough. When the two are combined, both parents and children may suffer. If the separation or divorce is new, a family may be dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, loss, sadness and betrayal. However, California parents can still take steps to help their children enjoy the holiday season.

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