There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody concerns authority over a child as it pertains, primarily, to health and education decisions. Physical custody relates to where and how children spend their time with each parent, including whether the childrenlive with one parent or with both parents.
Child support is an amount of money that one parent pays to the other parent. Although many factors are taken into consideration, the main factors the judge looks at are: how much each parent earns as income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.
Community property / Division of assets
In California, assets accumulated between the date of marriage and the date of separation belong to both parties equally. This is the famous 50/50 split. An experience attorney can help you determined what assets, if any, are subject to the 50/50 split.
Spousal support normally applies in divorce cases. Many factors are taken into consideration which include, but are not limited to, the following: income of each spouse, whether either spouse is paying child support on this case or other case, length of marriage, etc. A good attorney can help you determine fair amount of spousal support that is just in it amount and equally important, in the duration of time that the support paid for.
We will be with you every step of the way: filing for divorce, responding to a petition, or if you are already in the midst.
We can help you to get the protection you need or to understand how to properly respond to a request once you have been served.
This Firm handles step-parent adoptions and adult adoptions. Step-parent adoptions involve a step-parent who wishes to legally adopt his/her spouse’s children from a prior relationship.
Obtaining an expungement successfully clears your conviction from your record so that most entities- including non-governmental employers- will be unable to see it on a background check.