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Common Family Law Questions

Common Family Law Questions Family law is a blanket term to describe a number of different legal matters that can include everything from divorce to child custody to domestic violence. When it comes to these issues, there are a number of common questions and situations that family law attorneys are asked to describe and answer …

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What Do Family Law Attorneys Do? All You Need to Know

When it comes to legal issues, family law attorneys tend to handle them very well and with much more precision than when you handle them alone. For some reason, most individuals who handle their family-related issues often end up having an unfavorable outcome.  However, a family law attorney brings a lot to the table.

To put this into perspective, here’s how a family law attorney can help you:

Co-Parenting and Custody Concerns During COVID-19

Our office began receiving calls from clients related to custody within an hour of the shelter-in-place orders being issued in California, and we have been speaking with clients daily and filing emergency requests when necessary. All parents, and especially parents with custody orders, are facing unique challenges due to the current pandemic.

Divorce and Parenting While Sheltering-in-Place due to Covid-19/Coronavirus

Divorce and co-parenting are difficult and heartrending during regular times. Adding Covid-19, closed courts, and closed schools to the mix can make life almost unbearable. The stress level for our clients, especially those who have a high-conflict divorce or strained parenting relationship, is overwhelming. In these uncertain days, we wanted to provide some tips to help our clients.

Support Obligations During COVID-19

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILD SUPPORT OR SPOUSAL SUPPORT OBLIGATION IF I’VE LOST MY JOB DURING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN DUE TO COVID-19?

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Shelter-in-Place

The State of California is currently under a shelter in place order and both the Contra Costa and Alameda County Superior Courts have closed.  All court facilities are closed and services, including document filing, are unavailable…

Navigating Shared Parenting in Custody Cases

When parents of young children go through a divorce in California, the primary concern is often how to handle child custody. There are many commonly held perceptions about shared parenting and its effect on children that can undermine positive efforts to achieve a workable custody schedule. While decisions about custody are generally framed as being in the best interests of the child, the phrase can be vague and unclear.

Separate Property v. Community Property in California Divorce

One of the most important aspects of a divorce in the state of California is the characterization of personal and real property. The character of an asset is identified as either community property, separate property, or a mixed asset with both separate and community characteristics.

Keeping Assets Separate In Case of Divorce

Amidst the excitement of getting married, you may not want to think about the possibility of divorce. However, taking steps for financial self-protection in case of divorce is really no different from any other safety precaution.