As a father going through a divorce, the last thing you want to see happen is what the media shows so often: fathers who aren't in their children's lives. You want to be part of your children's lives, and you want to be an active, regular part at that.
With any divorce case, the primary concern is the children involved. It's necessary to make sure they're safe and comfortable, even if they are not happy about the changes that are happening.
In the state of California, unmarried fathers aren't automatically considered to be a child's biological parent, even if they're listed on their birth certificate. Instead, they must establish their paternity in order for the state to recognize them as the child's biological parent. This must occur before any visitation, custody or support order can be made by a judge.
In the past, many states' laws treated pets as nothing more than property that should be split up like a house, jewelry or any other asset in a divorce. That will change on Jan. 1, 2019, when Assembly Bill 2274 goes into effect in California though.
Legal separation is not just another word for divorce. Legal separation and divorce are separate and distinct things here in California.
Calculating child support in California can be complicated for either parent. A calculator has been provided by the State of California and you can simply enter your relevant information into and the calculator will be able to determine how much might be paid. However, there are some factors that could affect how much child support you might end up paying.
This Valentine's Day will also be the day of One Billion Rising, a worldwide movement aiming to end all forms of violence against women. One in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, usually by someone they know. Partners engaged in domestic violence can extend their violence beyond physical and sexual abuse however. This can include:
You've filled out the paperwork and are ready to serve your spouse their divorce papers. In most cases, the papers can be delivered personally or sent through the mail. Easy, right? However, to your absolute shock, your spouse suddenly disappears. Now, you're left wondering how in the world you're going to serve those divorce papers without your partner's latest contact information. Fortunately, there are several resources in place that assist individuals in serving their spouses. Check out the list below to find out which of these options fit your needs.
Traditionally associated with relationships between business partners, a fiduciary duty is the highest duty of fair dealing and good faith. It's important to know that a fiduciary relationship also exists between spouses under California law. A fiduciary relationship between two people is created when they enter into a marriage. These duties apply to each spouse equally. The duty continues throughout the marriage until the marriage is dissolved and all property is distributed. This means the duty can last in situations where the division of property is not completed before the dissolution of the marriage.
The purpose of spousal support is to maintain a standard of living that is near that which was established during the marriage. Temporary orders are often put in place during the separation and divorce process, while ongoing orders would accompany the final divorce decree.