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Rights of Unwed Fathers in California

“One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried. Driven by declines in marriage overall, as well as increases in births outside of marriage, this marks a ...
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Does Remarriage Affect Your Divorce Settlement?

Does Remarriage Affect Your Divorce? When you or your ex-spouse remarry, some of the agreements from your divorce may change. After a divorce, especially one involving children, one party may have a ...
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3 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting Family Law

When Americans first heard of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, they probably had no idea how their lives were about to change dramatically. By mid-March of 2020, things started to shift. ...
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Does the Wealthier Parent Always Win Custody?

When parents file for divorce in California, the courts encourage them to create a Parenting Plan and decide on child custody together. In the absence of substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and ...
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Seeking Custody of a Child Who is Not Yours in California

Are you interested in seeking custody of a child who is not yours? Perhaps this child is a grandson or granddaughter and for some reason, their parents cannot care for them or perhaps Child Protective ...
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Can I Get Legally Separated in California?

Legal separation is not available in all states, but it IS an option in California. What is a legal separation and how is it different than divorce? A legal separation is a lot like a divorce. It ...
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Tips for Child Custody During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for eggnog, turkey, ham, traditional holiday dinners, work Christmas parties, pumpkin pie, Hanukkah, and Christmas celebrations. For many people, ...
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Why Not Leave the Kids with My Spouse?

When a married couple decides to divorce, it can be very difficult to continue living together under the same roof. This is especially the case if the couple argues non-stop or if someone cheated or ...
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Move-Away Actions in Fresno, California

If you are divorced, you may want to know if it’s okay for you to move away with your children. If you move, will you get in trouble with the court? Will your former spouse get upset and seek ...
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At What Age Can a Child Choose Custody in California?

If you need help agreeing on child custody arrangements or need to fight for custody rights in California, contact our Fresno child custody attorney at Arnold Law Group, APC, today. For some parents, ...
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Divorce & Deportation

Filing for divorce can be an incredibly challenging legal experience. Of course, this legal journey can become even more complicated if you’re in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. In most ...
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Balancing Joint Custody & Medical Decisions

If you require legal guidance or representation, turn to the child custody lawyers at The Arnold Law Group, APC. Our legal team has over 30 years of collective legal experience and a comprehensive ...
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Assembly Bill 1498: CA's New Child Support Evader Law

The court reviews several factors before allowing a divorce to proceed. Before spouses can part ways, the judge has a legal obligation to make sure their children will be properly cared for. The ...
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Balancing the "No Parent" & the "Fun Parent" After Your Divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is learning how to share custody with your ex. No one wants to be the “mean parent,” but what else can you do if your ex is acting ...
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Co-Parenting on Thanksgiving

Holidays can be incredibly difficult for the recently divorced, and Thanksgiving is no exception. In the past, you may have enjoyed cooking and eating a delicious turkey dinner with your spouse and ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce is an incredibly complicated legal process even for couples who amicably agree that it suits their best interests. In fact, many spouses underestimate how many decisions and complex ...
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How to Survive Father's Day as a Divorced Dad

Father’s Day is meant to celebrate the relationship between a father and his children. Unfortunately, this celebration becomes understandably difficult following a divorce. Life after divorce is ...
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When Can an Aunt or Uncle Petition for Custody?

In most circumstances, family law courts will do what they can to ensure children are raised by fit parents. During a divorce proceeding, for example, a judge will examine how each parent cares for ...
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Child Support for a Disabled Adult Child

Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, but for the parents of a disabled adult child, it can be even more complicated. Parents always have an obligation to provide financial support for their children ...
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Common Mistakes Dads Make During Divorce

In the past, courts were more likely to award primary custody to the mother rather than the father. But today, judges do not presume that the mother will be the primary caretaker. Rather, courts are ...
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Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

Child custody case outcomes can have a deep effect on a child’s future and the family’s dynamics. One small mistake could mean the difference between primary custody and supervised ...
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How to Balance Parenting Time & Visitation During the Summer Months

California requires divorcing parents to come up with a parenting plan, sometimes called a parenting agreement, to determine a basic routine for child custody and visitation schedules. Most parents ...
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Holiday Child Custody Plans

Bringing the entire family together for the holidays can be a tricky endeavor for anyone. Matters are sure to only get more complicated if you are divorced and share children with your ex-spouse, ...
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What Determines the "Best Interests of the Child?"

In child custody and visitation cases, couples are encouraged to reach an agreement on how the child will divide his/her time, with whom the child will live, and other issues regarding the child's ...
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