What types of visitation options do parents have in California?
In California, when parents divorce, child custody decisions will be one of the most important issues they have to address. While sometimes joint physical custody is an option if it is feasible for both parents to spend an equal amount of time with the child in their care, oftentimes one parent will have primary physical […]
Three reasons paternity is important under the law
Paternity is the legal recognition of a man’s parentage over a child. While paternity is presumed and recognized when a woman gives birth and is married to a man, other circumstances can lead to questions about the identity of a child’s biological father. This post will examine 3 situations in which paternity can play an […]
California child support obligations
Parents have an obligation to support their children financially until they become adults, with some limited exceptions. In California, child support pays for living and medical expenses and is paid according to the court’s child support order. Child support payments are based on each parent’s monthly income and the time the child spends with each […]
How does the marriage’s duration factor in with spousal support?
Spousal support can be a contentious issue in a California divorce. Many factors are considered if one spouse is requesting it and the other spouse is disputing how much he or she should pay. While income, savings, education and whether there are children are factors to consider, one understated part of the determination is the […]