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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases

Divorce proceedings can become contentious, especially when the court needs to determine who will be granted custody of any children involved. A common way that a parent may attempt to secure custody rights is to prove that the other parent cannot ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Who Decides My Child Support?

In any type of family law case – and especially in those involving divorce – a great deal of attention is given to children. You may wonder how and who will decide child support. The answer to “who” is the judge, but the ...

How to Best Prepare for a Divorce

Coming to the decision to file for divorce is stressful enough, but are you prepared for the work ahead of you? Here at Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorney, our firm is dedicated to helping you handle your divorce as best as you can. We’ve ...

What Happens to a Custody Agreement When You Move Out of State?

As hard as it was during the divorce, your life has settled down to the point where you’ve moved on, and you’re ready to move to greener pastures. But what happens if the pastures you’re moving to are in a different state from your ...

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