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

Recent Posts in Family Law Category

03.30.2017
Hidden Tax Issues To Look Out For During Your Divorce

The divorce process is often incredibly stressful and emotionally draining for everyone involved, which can make an already complicated process even more difficult to understand and prepare for. One major issue to look out for are hidden tax ...

12.02.2016
Pro Se Divorce: The Pros and Cons

As you head into your divorce, you may think to yourself, ‘Why should I pay someone to help me with all of this paperwork when I can save myself a few dollars and do it myself?’ Couples who maintain an amicable relationship are even more ...

09.08.2016
How Will a DUI Affect a Child Custody Ruling?

During any divorce case, the judge will take the children’s best interests into account when making any sort of child custody ruling, and that includes looking into the driving records of all parties involved. One key part of a driving record ...

08.26.2016
How Will Infidelity or Adultery Affect My Divorce Case?

Even though adultery can end a relationship in a heartbeat, it may not have the same dramatic effect on your divorce case depending on which state you live in. California is one of a number of states that allow for “no fault” divorce ...

08.12.2016
What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

Alimony can be one of the most contentious parts of any divorce proceedings, seeing as it may be the only way one of the parties can ensure financial stability following their separation. While the basic concept – one party pays the other a ...

07.29.2016
How Is Paternity Established?

Only in the rarest of cases do courts need to determine who the mother of a child is; nine months of pregnancy and hours of labor leading to the child’s birth tends to be a pretty strong indicator. Paternity, on the other hand, can be much ...

07.22.2016
What To Do When Your Ex Does Not Comply

Once your divorce is complete and the judge has set the terms going forward, you may feel like sitting back and breathing a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, there is still the chance that your ex-spouse won’t follow through on the requirements ...

07.15.2016
When Should You Take Your Case To Court?

While avoiding court when pursuing your divorce may be the preferred option, it’s not always the best route to take. Divorces can quickly become messy affairs that mediation may not be able to handle; when that happens, you may need to take ...

07.01.2016
Reasons a Parent Would Get Supervised Visits Over Custody

Custody battles in a divorce can often become contentious when both parents have a vested interest in keeping their children in their lives. Because courts and experts agree that the best case scenario for children is to have their parents remain as ...

06.23.2016
What Are Child Support Add-Ons?

Determining child support can be a contentious part of any divorce, but for the most part, calculating them is a fairly straightforward process. They are based on California Child Support Guidelines, and can be estimated using the California ...

06.14.2016
Your Guide to the California Divorce Process

Divorce is a complicated process to go through, but that doesn’t mean you need to go in confused. We’ve broken down the basic steps involved in a California divorce in order to give you a clearer understanding of what you need to prepare ...

06.08.2016
How Is Alimony Calculated?

How Is Alimony Calculated? When it comes to divorce, alimony or spousal support consistently proves to be a point of contention between both parties. One wants more, the other wants to give less. You may find yourself asking whether or not it’s ...

03.29.2016
How to Get Full Child Custody

A Guide to Sole Child Custody in Rancho Cucamonga If you live in California and you want full custody of your child, you may face an uphill battle. While the courts do consider the best interests of the child, they also consider a number of other ...

11.06.2015
How a Super Lawyers® Rated Attorney Can Help You

When it comes to choosing an attorney for your legal needs, it is important to find someone who is experienced, knowledgeable, and has a solid record of success. The individual you choose to represent you in front of a court, or to make a settlement ...

10.29.2015
Businesses Minimally Affected by Paid Leave in California

Recent research shows that paid family leave does not negatively affect the workforce or businesses. With the current political debates going on, the issue of paid time off for family has emerged again. In 2004, California was one of the first states ...

09.01.2015
10 Steps For Resolving Your Divorce Amicably

Often, when a couple decides to get a divorce, emotions are high and feelings can cloud judgment. It is easy for divorces to turn stressful and messy, but if each party was to take a step back and reevaluate their circumstances, they could ...

08.17.2015
What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation can occur during high conflict marriages, separations, and divorces. It is a group of behaviors exhibited by the parents that negatively affect their child’s emotional and mental well-being. It can occur during arguments or ...

05.27.2015
How Can I Modify A Family Court Order?

James D. Madden, Attorney at Law explains the steps you must take in order to modify a family court order in San Bernardino County. The family court order that once worked for you may no longer be realistic. Circumstances change, necessitating court ...

03.02.2015
Divorcing in San Bernardino County? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know.

1. At least one of the spouses must have lived in San Bernardino County for at least three months prior to divorce. In order to legally file for divorce in San Bernardino County, at least one of the spouses must have lived in that county (officially) ...

02.11.2015
5 Divorce Laws You Didn't Know Existed

Our nation has come a long way in terms of its divorce laws, but there are some statutes now considered odd and antiquated, but are still on the books. Here’s a list of five divorce laws you may not have known existed. 1. Alienation of ...

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