Child support or maintenance is a court-ordered monthly payment that must be made by either or both parents to cover their child’s basic living expenses during a divorce, custody proceeding, legal separation or annulment. In California, it is usually the Court Commissioner or Family Law Judge who decides the amount of child support to be…

“Property owned before marriage or acquired during marriage by gift, will, or inheritance is separate property,” according to Section 21 of Article I [Declaration of Rights] of the California Constitution. Moreover, Section 753 of the California Family Code guarantees that, “except as otherwise provided by statute, neither husband nor wife has any interest in the…

When married couples file for divorce, a commonly contested issue has been who gets to keep the family pet or pets. Most pet owners, it seems, tend to consider their companion animals as family members. Federal and state laws however still categorize pets as personal property. California law, for instance, say that pets acquired during…

Divorcing or separating spouses with children under 18 years old should try to work out a custodial schedule between themselves. Otherwise, the matter will have to be tried in court. Then, a judge will have to make the decision for them and their children. When we speak of custodial rights and duties, we mean those…

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