Prior to January 1, 2019, even when couples were able to come to an agreement regarding where the family pet would live post-separation and whether the other party would be able to have any kind of visitation or custody of the pet, the agreements were not legally enforceable by the family court. Pets and animals were treated as personal property items, distributed and divided between the parties as any piece of furniture or car would be. With the enactment of Family Code Section 2605, however,...Read More
Whether you and your child’s other parent have been sharing custody and co-parenting without a court-ordered child custody arrangement for years, or you are in the middle of a contentious custody battle, arguing over how much time you get to spend with your child is emotional and stressful. Many parents who want to have more visitation time with their child go about it in a way that makes that goal less likely. This isn’t because they are bad parents, they just don’t understand what steps they n...Read More
What is the Problem with Child Support in California?
Ask any parent with a California child support order this question: Are you happy with your current child support order?
You may hear many different answers, but “yes” will not be among them. Whether you ask a parent receiving child support payments or making support payments pursuant to a California order, they are not happy with their child support order.
Parents receiving child support invariably feel they are entitled to a higher s...Read More