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California Divorce: Who Pays for Student Loans?

California Divorce: Who Pays for Student Loans?

Student loan debt has become a heavy burden for millions of Americans. According to the latest report by Education Data Initiative,  the average public university student borrows a staggering $32,637 to attain a bachelor's degree. That figure doesn't even account...

Cheating and Alimony in California

Cheating and Alimony in California

The unraveling of a marriage is a deeply emotional experience. Couples are met with the intricate and often daunting aspects of divorce proceedings, encompassing a broad spectrum of legal, financial, and emotional challenges. Alimony (or spousal support), designed to...

Pet Custody in California: What You Need to Know

Pet Custody in California: What You Need to Know

In the past, the courts viewed furry companions simply as possessions during divorce proceedings. This meant they were treated like furniture, jewelry, or a car and divided based on their monetary value.   However, a welcome change occurred in California law...

California Divorce: Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

California Divorce: Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

Filing for divorce is never easy, and one of the most difficult considerations spouses must face is whether to file first. Filing first can have significant legal and emotional implications. And while California is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that neither...

Divorce and Social Media: Understanding the Risks

Divorce and Social Media: Understanding the Risks

Divorce is difficult and can spark many emotions, spanning from anger and frustration to sadness and bewilderment. In such times, it's only natural to seek solace and an outlet for these feelings, and for many, social media platforms seem like the perfect place to...

Unfit Parent in California: What You Need to Know

Unfit Parent in California: What You Need to Know

If you're facing allegations of being an unfit parent in California, you're likely grappling with a myriad of emotions and concerns about your parental rights and your child's well-being. In such challenging times, it's crucial to arm yourself with the knowledge and...

Establishing Paternity in California: What You Need to Know

Establishing Paternity in California: What You Need to Know

Are you looking into the possibility of establishing paternity in California? Are you trying to decide what this means and how to navigate it? Establishing paternity is crucial as it establishes your child’s rights, allows you the legal rights owed to your child, and...

The Biggest Mistakes People Make During a California Divorce

The Biggest Mistakes People Make During a California Divorce

Divorce is a challenging journey thay may involve emotional turmoil and complex legal considerations. From navigating custody arrangements to understanding financial implications, the divorce process can feel overwhelming. We understand the difficulties you face and...

Child’s Preference in California Child Custody Cases

Child’s Preference in California Child Custody Cases

Child custody battles are often emotionally charged and complex, with various factors influencing the final decision. One crucial aspect considered by California courts is the child's preference. A child’s preference is evaluated, and its significance in custody...

California Divorce and Dating: Can You Date During a Divorce?

California Divorce and Dating: Can You Date During a Divorce?

Are you contemplating entering a new relationship during a divorce? Perhaps you’ve met someone who has sparked a glimmer of hope and companionship amidst the turmoil of separation. It’s a common scenario. The desire for connection and emotional support during a...

What to Know About Legal Separation in California

What to Know About Legal Separation in California

If you’re considering legal separation, you may have some questions. What is legal separation? How is it different from divorce? Why choose separation instead of divorce? Navigating this maze can feel overwhelming and uncertain. We aim to assist you, helping you gain...

Making the Right Choice: Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Making the Right Choice: Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Going through a divorce is undeniably one of life's most emotionally taxing experiences. Navigating this process often involves making crucial decisions with lasting implications for finances, parenting, and relationships. While some divorces are amicable, others lead...

Navigating Divorce: The Crucial Role of a Divorce Attorney

Navigating Divorce: The Crucial Role of a Divorce Attorney

Divorce is an emotionally taxing and complex process that involves untangling various aspects of life once shared. Amidst the emotional upheaval, legal complexities, financial negotiations, and custody arrangements, it’s crucial to consider hiring a skilled divorce...

California Alimony Laws Explained [2023]

California Alimony Laws Explained [2023]

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a critical aspect of divorce proceedings that involves one spouse making payments to the other to support them financially post-divorce. In California, determining alimony involves several factors and considerations to ensure...

Understanding Child Support in California [2023]

Understanding Child Support in California [2023]

Child support laws are designed to ensure that a child is financially supported by both parents, even if the parents are no longer together. These laws are based on the child’s best interest to ensure that their basic needs, such as food, housing, medical care, and...

What to Know About Divorce in California: Your 2023 Guide

What to Know About Divorce in California: Your 2023 Guide

Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is a legal process that terminates a marriage and addresses issues such as division of property, child custody and support, and alimony. In California, divorce laws are designed to ensure a fair and equitable resolution...

Filing for Bankruptcy: Is it a Good Idea?

Filing for Bankruptcy: Is it a Good Idea?

Filing for bankruptcy is a decision individuals and businesses might consider when facing overwhelming financial challenges. It's a legal process that can provide relief from debt burdens but also comes with its own set of consequences and implications. Bankruptcy can...

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California: What You Need to Know 

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California: What You Need to Know 

Filing for bankruptcy can be a daunting prospect. Still, for many individuals and businesses drowning in debt, it’s a viable path toward financial relief and a chance for a fresh start. Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or liquidation bankruptcy, is one of the most common types...

California Child Support Basics

Bakersfield California Certified Family Law Specialist Vincent Gorski discusses the basics of California Child Support. This article addresses the basics of California child support including when support ends and what happens when you do not pay. In California, both...

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