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Westlake Village Family Law Blog

Divorce

Going through a divorce can be difficult for the couple to split up. No one goes into a marriage thinking it will end, especially so abruptly. But things happen. People change. Situations change. And the next thing you know, you find yourself hiring a divorce attorney to either protect your assets or claim what is […]

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Some say romance is for the lucky perhaps because they haven’t been that lucky in their pursuit of happiness. How do you know it’s the right time to start all over again? Dating after divorce can be complicated, especially when there are children involved. It’s important you understand your needs and how this relationship can […]

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Nobody can predict the future. But what if you could determine whether your marriage is in trouble before it starts? Virtually every couple that enters marriage believes they will live happily ever after. However, life is not always like the movies. The truth is not every relationship is built to last. Although divorce is the […]

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Child Support

When two California parents are not together, both are still responsible for providing financial support for their minor children. In most cases, this means that one parent will likely be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. However, there may be some cases when the parents decide to stop the child support payments. […]

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Entering into a prenuptial agreement may be a particularly prudent step to take in states with community property laws like California. These laws require judges to divide marital property equally no matter how long a couple was married. A prenuptial agreement allows spouses to decide for themselves how their assets and income will be treated […]

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Child Support

Many single California parents rely on child support to help them financially support their children. If a noncustodial parent has been paying child support but suddenly becomes disabled, there is a possibility that their ability to pay child support will be impacted. If a custodial parent learns that the other parent became disabled, there are […]

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Noncustodial fathers in California and throughout the country who are behind in child support are also less likely to see their children as often as fathers who do. A study that appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family examined families over a period of nine years. It found that fathers in arrears also work […]

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Divorce

How frozen embryos should be treated during a divorce is an issue that can be as contentious as resolving child custody matters. California couples who are divorcing and have frozen embryos in storage as a result of in vitro fertilization should be aware of their options. At the beginning of the IVF process, couples are […]

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Divorce

California couples may be interested in learning that younger adults are getting divorced less often while the divorce rates for those who are 50 years or older are increasing. This trend is attributed to the baby boomers, a group that saw unprecedented rates of divorce when they were young adults. According to data from the […]

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Child Support

A rule adopted in the waning days of the Obama administration could disrupt the cycle of jailing noncustodial parents for unpaid child support when they have no ability to meet a payment schedule. Under the rule, California and other states must be realistic about a person’s ability to pay child support. Regulators intend the rule […]

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