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What if My Spouse Dies During the Divorce Process?

There are often surprises that pop up during the divorce process. However, no one ever expects that one of those surprises will involve one of the spouses passing away before the divorce is finalized. ...
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Former Teen Mom Star Amber Portwood Loses Custody of Her Son

Recently, the child custody battle between former Teen Mom star Amber Portwood and her ex came to an end. According to E! News, an entertainment news media outlet, Portwood lost the custody dispute, ...
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Why It's Important to Establish Paternity in California

Establishing the paternity of a child is far more important than some people realize. If you don’t prove who a child’s biological father is, it can have terrible consequences in the ...
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Can I Legally Move Away with My Child After a Divorce?

Following a divorce, most people want to make a fresh start. In some cases, that can mean moving to a new town, new state, or even a new country. However, if the person shares children with their ...
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What Happens If My Spouse Doesn't Want a Divorce?

Often, one spouse knows before the other that the marriage is over. Maybe it’s only over for them and their spouse thinks the marriage is fine. Or maybe they both know their marriage has issues, ...
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How Do I End a Domestic Partnership in California?

When people choose to commit to each other, that can come in several forms. Some people go the traditional route and choose to get married. Others prefer to date one another indefinitely and never get ...
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Why Withholding Support or Visitation Is a Bad Idea

Why You Must Pay Child Support Regardless of Visitation Rights or Restrictions In matters of child custody, the court can decide on the custodial agreement, visitation, and child support when parents ...
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Why Paternity Is Important for Fathers

Men often assume that when their child is born, they are automatically given parental rights. This is not so, and the process is more complicated. Even in the simplest of situations – a husband ...
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Considering Distance in Your Parenting Plan

In many states, long-distance coparenting is outlined in the law. States officially designate certain miles apart. For instance, some states consider 50 miles apart long-distance, and others go as ...
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What Factors Do Courts Consider During Custody Cases?

For many parents, a child custody case will be the most important legal dispute they'll ever engage in. With the time you spend with your child on the line and the potential for your case to ...
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COVID-19 & Child Custody: What to Expect Moving Forward

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the US, Americans across the country were forced to change the way they lived their lives. In particular, co-parents were impacted severely, needing to adjust to closed ...
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How to Prepare for a Child Custody Hearing

Unfortunately, many parents who cannot agree on child custody arrangements – even after mediation – end up in the courtroom for a judge to decide. Child custody hearings can be emotionally ...
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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 Which Parent to Live With in California

For some parents, one of the most difficult aspects of the divorce process is child custody. Considering all the emotions involved, it’s understandable why parents may ask, “ At what age ...
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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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