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Social Security Benefits After Divorce

Did you know you may still be able to receive social security benefits based on your former spouse’s earnings after your divorce? You need to have been married at least ten years (another reason why the

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INVESTMENT LOSES DURING MARRIAGE, IS THE MANAGING SPOUSE RESPONSIBLE?

  On a regular basis clients will inquire about an investment loss which occurs during the marriage and whether the spouse controlling that investment can be held liable and charged with the loss at

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HOW CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED IN CALIFORNIA

  Those who have spent any time in a family law court have seen the judge busily tapping away on his computer before rendering an order for child support. Federal law requires that each state develop

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PRENATAL CHILD SUPPORT

  The need for child support does not begin when a child is born, but rather it begins many months sooner. Courts have held that even unborn children are owed a duty of support from their fathers.

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Co-Parenting After Divorce

  5 Things To Keep In Mind When Co-Parenting With Your Ex After Divorce Our focus is always the children. In any case where children are involved, this is the most important and often times the most

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Court OK’s ‘Reasonable’ Spanking, But Experts Still Say No

  Court OK's 'Reasonable' Spanking, But Experts Still Say No I don't know of any Los Angeles or Orange County Judge that would allow this to go on in a family law case. If it is going on, we put an

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SUPREME COURT’S SURPRISING DATE OF SEPARATION DECISION

The family law legal community is buzzing. The California Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling this week regarding date of separation in the case of IRMO Davis. The date of separation can have a

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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: They can be good for everyone.

The dress, the location, the florist, what else is there to do before the big day? If you are like many recent newlyweds, it’s the Prenuptial Agreement. With today’s couples delaying marriage much longer

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Family Law Problems Are Difficult To Deal With…We Can Help

The practice of family law encompasses difficult relationship problems that can seem intractable. Various factors and complexities may come into play that can affect the outcome of each case differently. Such

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Summary Dissolution (simple divorce)

Los Angeles couples who have been married less than five (5) years may qualify for a Summary Dissolution, a much more simple divorce process set forth in the California Family Code. To qualify you must at

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