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8
Aug

Recently Unemployed Payors of Child or Spousal Support May Have Their Obligations Reduced if They Act Quickly

During rough economic years, many people with support obligations find themselves temporarily unemployed. If you have been ordered to pay child support or spousal support, then absent a stipulated agreement California family law courts will only reduce your support obligation due to a reduction in income if you take immediate action. If you become unemployed or receive notice that you

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7
Aug

What Every Parent Needs to Know When Traveling with Children during a Divorce Proceeding, Paternity Proceeding, or When Custody Orders are in Effect

During the summer months when schools are on break and the weather is ideal, many parents want to travel with their minor children outside the state or country. However, parents going through a divorce or paternity action, or who are subject to custody orders, are not as free to travel with their minor children as other parents. In California, certain

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3
Jul

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Can Provide Life-Saving Protection And Peace Of Mind To Family Law Litigants

On June 20, 2012, the Los Angeles Times reported on the stabbing death of a Rialto man during an argument with his estranged wife (he had violated a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting his wife; it was the wife’s male friend who stabbed the estranged husband to death). Unfortunately, such incidents are all too common in family law. For

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19
Jun

Are Unmarried Couples Living Together Entitled to Any Rights Enjoyed by Married Couples?

In a survey done by Pew and Time magazine in 2010 of 2,691 Americans, 40% of those polled believed that marriage is obsolete—an attitude displayed by the rising prevalence of unmarried couples who are cohabitating. Individuals who have lived with their partners for a long period of time may wonder whether they are entitled to the same (or at least

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11
Jun

Courts Can Order the Payment of Health and Education Expenses for Special Needs Children

According to the March 29, 2012 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, about one in eighty-eight American children has autism spectrum disorder, making autism more common than previously thought. Extensive behavioral therapy—not always covered by insurance—often leads to improvement in mild cases of autism. Unfortunately, during a family law action, parents

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