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

Recent Posts in Child Support Category

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 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 ...

Who Decides My Child Support?

When children are involved in divorce proceedings, you may wonder how and who will decide child support. The answer to “who” is the judge, but the question of “how” is slightly more complicated. Every state has its own formula ...

How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support?

Regardless of whether a couple is together or not, the parents have an obligation to support their children. When the parents decide to divorce, the court orders child support payments that one must make to the other. This money helps cover the ...

Nearly Twenty Years of Experience to Support Your Case

When it comes to finding a lawyer for anything, it can often be overwhelming trying to decipher who is the best choice for you. A countless number of attorneys distribute advertisements proclaiming they are the best and they can help you. While this ...

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 ...

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce can be a stressful and scary time for children. Not only do they need to cope with the separation of their parents but they also need to adjust to a brand new lifestyle. It is up to you to help them through this transition. You want to make ...

Modifying Family Law Court Orders In California

Our Rancho Cucamonga family law attorneys have helped numerous individuals and families navigate the complexities of their legal journeys. Aside from providing our clients with comprehensive and personalized support during the divorce process, we ...

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 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 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 ...

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