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Tips You’ll Need to Prepare for Child Custody Mediation

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Are you about to go into a child custody mediation meeting to discuss your child’s future? If you’re worried about how the meeting might go, here are a few ways you can prepare beforehand. Do You Have Your Basics Covered?: These include your work schedules, your kid’s school schedule and planned trips, holidays, and special requirements. Special requirements can include medication or therapy. Take a printed copy that lists these basics to your meeting. What… Read More


3 Legal Issues that May Arise from Parental Relocation

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Parental relocation happens when a parent moves away following a divorce. A parent may move away for many reasons, including a new job or family commitment. This common issue can further complicate the divorce process or make it necessary to revisit certain agreements such as child custody, child support or spousal support. Child Custody A parent can move without immediately losing custody. In California, a change in custody is allowed only if the relocation would… Read More


What Happens if My Ex Doesn’t Pay Child Support?

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Child support in California can be used for various expenses. Payments from your ex-spouse can help you afford groceries, school supplies, clothing or other essentials. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure you receive child support payments in a timely manner. You may have a few options to consider if your ex-spouse has stopped paying child support. Our attorneys could work to help you enforce child support payments. We could work to create an agreeable disbursement… Read More


What are the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence affects millions of men and women in the US each year. For many of these individuals, they will face emotional, physical and financial abuse. If you are a victim of domestic violence, then it is important to understand that you have options to escape your abusive relationship. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence or abuse. These warning signs may include: Coercion and threats toward you: Your partner… Read More


How Could a Felony Conviction Affect My Life?

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A majority of states in the US separate crimes into two categories, felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors. These are offenses that may include assault, fraud, rape, murder or burglary. In addition to possible prison time and parole upon release, there are collateral consequences to consider after being charged with a felony. These are consequences that continue after your official punishment has ended. A felony conviction could affect your life in… Read More


Five Ways Social Media Could Affect Your Child Custody Case

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We have written prior blogs on how social media could affect your criminal or divorce case. However, more can be said about how an errant social media post could affect certain aspects of your divorce. You could hurt the outcome of child custody proceedings if you are not careful. Common social media mistakes that may affect child custody include: Making threatening posts. Threats of physical violence or harassment could cause you legal trouble and may… Read More


Jail Alternatives for Drugs in California

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Several weeks ago, our blog discussed various options for alternative sentencing in California. These options included probation, community service or rehab. Much more can be said about the alternative sentencing options for drug crimes in California. In some cases, you can seek alternatives to jail if you are being charged with a drug crime. Addiction is a complex public health issue that has led to overcrowding in prisons and jails. California courts recognize this fact… Read More


Types of Manslaughter in California

Manslaughter is a criminal charge that falls under the general term of homicide, but under California law, is further defined as the unlawful killing of a person without malice. A person could potentially face charges against three types of manslaughter: voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular manslaughter. Each type differs from the others, but if charged with any one type, an individual could face years in prison and huge fines. Voluntary Manslaughter If you kill someone in… Read More


Is There More Than One Type of Divorce?

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Divorce can seem like a complicated process for married couples who want to split. There are certain aspects to the relationship that must be considered. For instance, decisions may need to be made on how assets will be split up between former married couples. The different types of divorce options determine how these decisions are made. Uncontested divorce: There are cases where spouses agree on child support, property division and other issues before filing for… Read More


Types of Rape in California

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Rape is a very complicated criminal charge that relies heavily on one party’s claim of consent. In the state of California, rape falls under the broader category of sexual assault, which can include groping or other unwanted sexual contact. In some cases, physical evidence can be used to prove or disprove rape charges. Commonly, however, prosecution relies heavily on witness testimony. Due to the significant impact a rape charge can have on someone’s life, it… Read More


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