Family Law Blog

Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorney

Blog Posts in 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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." ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

Put Experience on Your Side