What are Epstein Credits? What are Watts Charges? Their name don’t offer much help but this article will. Epstein Credits and Watts Charges often come up in a California divorce case. Spouses usually learn about Epstein Credits and Watts Charges from their lawyers. It is common for one or both of them to become a contested issue. [Read more…]
What are the reasons to lose custody of a child? Some of the reasons are ones you can probably guess. Others may surprise you. This article provides insight on what the most common and uncommon reasons are a parent may lose custody of a child. It also explains how particular facts of a case may have an impact on a family court’s decision. We even give you examples!
What will you learn in this article? You will learn that losing custody of a child is often the result of child abuse, neglect, knowingly false allegations of child abuse, or a finding of domestic violence. You will also learn how a failure to co-parent and even parental alienation could be a reason to lose custody of a child. The reasons to lose custody of a child written in this article are not the only ones that exist.
This article is intended for those who have a child custody matter in California or expect to have one. What we write only applies to California. This article is not legal advice. Please don’t use it as a substitute for legal advice.
If you are facing an abusive, neglectful or unreasonable parent in a child custody case, you need help. It takes courage to stand up to a bully. A parent that has been physically abusive or cowardice enough to make knowingly false allegations of abuse should not have the same parenting time as a kind and loving parent. [Read more…]
How to get a divorce in California? The question weighs heavily on husbands and wives. This article walks spouses through the process of how to get a divorce by helping them do the following:
- learn the divorce process,
- understand how to hire a lawyer that fits need and budget,
- with the help of a family law attorney, putting together a specific strategy, and
- executing on that strategy.
Perhaps you know the marriage is over and at this point you cannot save it. And yet, the thought of getting a divorce seems overwhelming. Perhaps the divorce process feels too complex. It does not have to be. It takes smart choices and reasonable expectations to get through it right. The choice to get a divorce doesn’t have to overwhelm you regardless of whether you have filed or your spouse has done so. The answer to how to get a divorce in California should not feel out of reach.
Our goal with this article is to better inform you about the California divorce process and navigate through the sometimes mire of how to get a divorce in California. Everything we write is about California divorces. If your divorce is outside the state of California, please consult with an attorney in your State.
This is not legal advice for your specific situation. Please have a private consultation with a family law attorney for legal advice you need. If your matter is or will be in Orange County, California, give us a call and let’s talk. [Read more…]
Ex parte divorce proceedings are common in California family law cases. Unfortunately, they are too common and too many ex parte divorce or custody applications are heard every day.
In this article, we will discuss Orange County Family Court’s ex parte divorce procedure and proceedings. We will discuss how and when to give notice, what the ex parte paperwork entails and what happens at an ex parte proceeding. We will also talk about Orange County ex parte matters within the context of child custody cases.
Everything we write here applies only to Orange County ex parte divorce and custody cases. While there are many similarities in ex parte proceedings in California, there are differences in procedure from county to county. This article is not legal advice about your specific case. For that, you will need a private consultation with an experienced family law attorney.
Much of what we refer to in this article is the California Rules of Court (which applies to the entire state). This article does not address ex parte applications in domestic violence cases. Please read our article on the Domestic Violence Prevention Act for more information about that topic. [Read more…]