Does Summer Camp Affect Child Custody or Parenting Time?

The summer shuffle is real. For divorced parents and their children, it is a complicated mix-up to the regular routine, filled with summer camps, programs, and more. Navigating through the bumpy road of child custody is challenging enough, but summer can be

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Will a Divorce Leave Me With My Spouse’s Debts?

Angela Powell met her husband when they were freshmen in college. They were married after graduation and they settled in Arizona. They consolidated their student loans under a federal program designed to help married couples, which helped lower their interest rates. Unfortunately, like many other marriages, theirs didn’t last.  Even though Angela’s husband had taken

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Supervised Visitation – What You Need to Know

Many parents say change cannot come quick enough regarding the rules and laws surrounding supervised visitation of children amid custody disputes. Three tragic stories are at the center of this push for change in California laws.  In 2017, a Los Angeles woman requested sole custody of her

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Initiating a Divorce During the Holiday Season – What to Consider

Initiating or filing for divorce in San Diego County during the holiday season can be difficult. It is why many do so in January, known as the peak season for divorces. Divorce filings are reported to spike by nearly one-third following the holidays. In 2019, a 73-year-old California woman was awarded $150,000 in back child support. The retired interior designer and Carlsbad resident raised her daughter alone after her ex-husband abandoned his family almost 50 years before. His daughter was a toddler

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Does Paying Extra in Child Support Mean You Can Pay Less Later

Having to make child support payments every month can be a hassle. So why not just pay the entire amount now and be done with it? It may sound like a good idea to pay off a child support obligation, but individuals might want to consider how the legal system in California views child support and lump sum payments before making their decision. Unlike other types of fixed monthly expenses, child support payments

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Prenuptials Agreements Aren’t Just for the Wealthy

TJ, and Sandy had a romantic meeting. Sandy Webb, met TJ at a bar in Apache Junction, Arizona. Years later, TJ found himself on a hospital bed, staring death in the eyes as a result of cancer. TJ proposed to her right then and there to affirm his love for her forever, but Sandy had one request: she wanted a prenup.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement

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How a Raise or Demotion Could Affect Child Support Payments

When a marriage or domestic partnership ends in California and there are minor children involved, a court will be very interested in making sure that the children will continue to receive the financial support necessary to provide for their basic needs and, in some cases, the lifestyle they were accustomed to living before the divorce. Who will pay what to whom, how much, and for how long can be decided between the parents,

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Can You Get in Trouble For Failing to Pay Spousal Support in California?

Spousal support, also known as alimony, could be ordered by a judge in a California divorce court to be paid by one spouse to the other.  It can be a messy process, with a bevy of factors from the marriage weighing in on how much is paid. But if a spouse chooses to stop payments on their own, it could get even uglier financially. Alimony payments are typically made through

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“X” Reasons You May Need to Modify Child Custody

Child custody is a bitter battle for many. Moreover, there are not many situations in which the alteration of a child custody agreement is one that is simple and streamlined. These truths usually stem from the fact that both parents want to play major roles in the lives of their children - and understandably so. Despite the good-natured attempts of some of these parents, this is not always in the best

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