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James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Blog Posts in 2011

02.21.2011
What Rights Do I Have If I Am A Registered Domestic Partner?

Pursuant to section 297.5 of the California Family Code, persons who are registered as a domestic partner shall have the same rights, protections, benefits and shall have the same obligations as those granted to and imposed upon spouses. This means ...

02.18.2011
What Is A Domestic Partnership?

Pursuant to Section 297 of the California Family Code, domestic partners are "two adults who have chosen to share one another's lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring." In order to establish a domestic ...

02.10.2011
What Is A Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is defined by the Family Code as abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, dating relationship, a child of a party, or any other blood relative. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order prohibiting ...

01.25.2011
What Is Community Property?

Pursuant to California Family Code section 760, "except as otherwise provided by statute, all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during marriage while domiciled in this state is community property." ...

01.24.2011
What Is Separate Property?

Separate property is not subject to division by the court upon dissolution of marriage or legal separation. In California, separate property is defined by the family code as: All property owned by the person before marriage. All property acquired by ...

01.19.2011
What Is A Premarital (Prenuptual) Agreement?

If you are thinking about getting married, the thought of a premarital agreement has probably crossed you mind. For most people, that thought stays in their mind because of the uncomfortable situation that would surely follow. Most people are of the ...

01.17.2011
What Factors Are Used To Determine Child Custody?

Often times, child custody is the most emotional and sensitive issue when people are going through a divorce or paternity action. The emotional scars are not only borne by the parents, but the children as well. Through all the fighting and ...

01.10.2011
What Is An Order To Show Cause (OSC)?

An Order to Show Cause (OSC) is a court order requiring the person to whom it is directed to appear for a hearing at a specific time and place, to show cause why the relief sought by the applicant should not be granted. In family law proceedings, an ...

01.07.2011
What Factors Are Used To Determine Child Support?

Pursuant to Family Code Sections 3900 and 3901, the "father and mother of a minor child have an equal responsibility to support their child in the manner suitable to the child's circumstances." The duty of support "continues as to ...

01.05.2011
How Do You Find A Divorce Attorney In Rancho Cucamonga?

Finding the right attorney in Rancho Cucamonga for your divorce can be a daunting task. Although there is an endless list of criteria to consider before choosing the perfect divorce attorney, there are a few important factors that you must consider: ...

01.03.2011
What General Steps Are Involved With A Divorce?

The general steps for filing a divorce in California: A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed by one spouse (known as the Petitioner) and served on the other spouse (known as the Respondent). The Respondent has 30 days to file a Response. One ...

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