How To File For Divorce in California

One of the most often questions asked of our family law attorneys is How to File for Divorce in California.  In this state, there are numerous ways to file for divorce. The most common divorce filing is when one spouse files and serves a “petition for dissolution”  A person can also file a “petition for […]

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 […]

Can I Have My Ex Pay For My Divorce Attorney?

Yes.  It is possible for one party in a divorce to have the Court order the other party to pay their attorney fees. The Court wants both sides to be represented fairly in a divorce.  It is quite common that during a divorce one party has control of the money and the other side does […]

Cohabitation Property Rights

If you and your partner cohabit, yet are not legitimately wed, there are still some residential property possession ramifications. When partners discuss a residence, this is not a roommate-type circumstance and is not treated because of this. Instead, you and your companion should produce a common-law marriage home arrangement that will aid to give guidelines […]