The short answer is that a parent can take a child out of the state of California during a divorce only if the other parent gives written consent or the court issues an order allowing it. This is because the Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs) prevent such conduct. Here is the law and why it […]
Does my ex-spouse get half of my lottery winnings? It depends on the date of separation.
Take the example of a person who moves out because they want to divorce but wins the lottery before they actually file for divorce? What happens to the money? Is it split? The answer is it depends on the date of separation. As divorce attorneys we are often asked by our clients if their spouse […]
Can Non Parents Request Child Custody or Visitation Orders for a Child?
Yes. Believe it or not the law is broader in this area then one might think. Child Custody or Visitation is not limited to the natural parents of the child. For example, adoptive Parents, Presumed Parents, and even same sex couples can request custody or visitation. Here is a general overview: Natural Parents A child’s […]