Family Law

In California, divorced parents have a legal obligation to support their children financially, regardless of what custody arrangement may be in place. However, one question often arises regarding child support: if one parent marries again, does it affect an existing child support order? If so, to what extent?

If the paying parent remarries, the receiving parent may assume that the

At one time, the answer to that question would have been simple. Historically, mothers were more likely to gain child custody, especially if the children were young since they tended to be the primary caregivers. Today, it’s different: both women and men work outside the home after the children are born and fathers provide the same degree of love and

In this brief video, attorney mediator and our Chief PeaceKeeper Scott Levin discusses the seminal book ‘Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way’. Written by Gary Neuman and Patricia Romanowski in 1999, the book features more than a hundred pieces of artwork and many writings from children of divorce which will help you understand and appreciate how kids

A lot of California divorces are uncontested. Both spouses acknowledge that the relationship is over and work together to decide key issues like child custody and support, property division, and alimony. Sometimes a divorce becomes contested when there’s a disagreement in any of these matters, but ultimately resolution can be achieved through negotiation or litigation.
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