Category: Family Law

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An Overview Of California’s Family Code 2030

Family Law

California Family Code 2030 is one of the most important laws governing divorce (as well as annulments and legal separations) in this state. Family Code 2030 is designed to make California’s divorce process fair and just for everyone involved by ensuring that both spouses have equal access to the courts…

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The Process of Dissolving a Domestic Partnership in California

Family Law

Domestic partnerships are established under California law when two partners of the same sex share one another’s living quarters in an intimate and committed relationship that features mutual caring. These partners can enter into a registered domestic partnership through the California Secretary of State by filing a Declaration of Domestic…

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What to do if a Co-Parent is Abusing Drugs

Family Law

California family law does award time with the minor children to both parents following a divorce – unless the courts find one of those parents to be unfit. An unfit parent is not based on a judge’s feelings; instead, it is based on the behaviors that parent exhibits that could…

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Can My Ex Leave The State Without My Permission and Take My Children?

Family Law

When parents divorce, they are required by the state of California to make custody arrangements for any of their children who are minors. These arrangements must be in the best interest of the child – not the parents. The custody arrangements will specifically address the legal and physical custody determinations,…

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Are Our Devices Impacting Our Relationships?

Family Law

Relationships are about attention – how much you give, and how much you receive. Your significant other often “bids” for your attention. Sometimes the bids are subtle, while others may be more overt. How one reacts to those bids can determine a lot about a relationship. One individual in a…

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Allocating Assets and Debts in CA Divorces

Family Law

California is a community property state when it comes to divorce. This means that any property that you as a couple acquired during marriage is considered “community property” to be split according to agreement or court order. Likewise, any debt that is acquired by the two of you also belongs…

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What 5 Things Do You Need to Know About Move-Away Cases?

Family Law | Sarieh Law Offices

Divorce is rarely simple. If you and your spouse decide to end your marriage, there is a lengthy legal process to go through before your divorce is official. If you have a child (or children) with your spouse, it becomes even more complex. One of the most challenging divorce-related situations…

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5 Factors to Consider During a Move-Away Parent Situation

Child Custody | Family Law | Sarieh Law Offices

If you’ve divorced and your former spouse now lives apart from you, child custody can be one of the most difficult parts of your new family life to work out and adjust to over time.It’s difficult when you’re in different houses within the same city; it’s more difficult when one…

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How do you Define the Home State of a Child?

Child Custody | Family Law

The home state of the child is the state where the child resided for the past 6 months prior to filing a petition. Why do we care about the definition or where the Home State is; because the home state will have the authority to make child custody and visitation…

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What is the difference between a Temporary Spousal Support Order and a Permanent Spousal Support Order?

Family Law | Spousal support

Let’s talk about temporary spousal support. Those orders are made by the court after someone requests the award of the support and before the final judgment. It is driven by income and need only. So someone has the need and someone has the ability. The party who has the ability…