It has now been almost five decades since Ronald Reagan, when he was the governor of California, signed into law the Family Law Act of 1969, making California the nation’s first state to allow no-fault divorce. Before 1969, in every state, one spouse essentially had to “sue” the other for divorce and establish “grounds” for […]
Precisely what do child support laws require in the state of California?
It’s a simple question, but it’s a question with a complicated answer.
What you read here will be a general overview and discussion of child support in California, but if you are involved or become involved in an actual dispute over child support, you’ll need […]
So much has changed in the United States since the 1960s. The civil rights and feminist movements fundamentally changed the culture. The U.S. fought the Cold War, the Vietnam War, wars in Iraq, and a “War on Terror.” Technology has altered the way we live, work, and communicate. At the same time, marriage and […]
Annulment, according to Wikipedia, is a process for declaring a marriage null and void. Unlike divorce, an annulment is retroactive, meaning that an annulled marriage is considered invalid from the start – as if it had never taken place. There are two types of annulment – religious and civil. However, even if you obtain a […]
When it comes to divorce, misinformation is the enemy. While the internet is a great tool, you should not solely depend on the information found there to plan your divorce. This infographic provided by our divorce attorneys shows several common myths concerning divorce. The fact is, laws vary depending on the state in which […]
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case swept away all of the legal prohibitions against same-sex marriage in the United States. Prior to that ruling, many same-sex spouses had difficulty obtaining a divorce in some states. For example, before Obergefell, married same-sex couples who moved […]
If you are planning to use your IRS tax refund to pay for a divorce this tax season, it has to be your own tax refund, and it has to be a real tax refund, not a fraudulent check or a counterfeit. Thousands of married people in the United States who are planning to divorce […]
If you are considering divorce in the greater Fresno area or anywhere in California – or if you think that your spouse is considering divorce – arrange as quickly as possible to discuss your rights and options with an experienced Fresno divorce attorney. No matter who you are, divorce can be one of the toughest […]
On October 1, the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill giving domestic violence victims the right to transfer their cell phone numbers out of accounts controlled by their abusers. Previously, California law has not provided a way for domestic abuse victims to change a […]
As 2014 concluded, over $17 billion was owed by non-custodial California parents who had fallen behind on child support payments. Legislators in California and child welfare activists are always seeking to help parents meet their child support responsibilities, so parents may now make child support payments at the local 7-Eleven convenience store. The “Pay Near […]