What to Do If Child Protective Services Is Called

No parent wants to find that the person knocking on their door is an investigator from California’s Child Protective Services. Child Protective Services (“CPS”) is a department within the California Department of Social Services that is charged with preventing and addressing child abuse and neglect throughout California. The role of...

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Back to the Basics – Child Custody Modification

Are you a divorced parent wanting to modify your child custody or visitation order?  Did a family law judge previously make such order? As it turns out, there are countless reasons why parents may wish to modify an existing custody order.  For instance, as children grow older, their needs and...

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What to Do Before You File for Divorce

Coming to terms that you want to divorce your spouse can be a very hard and agonizing decision. Divorce is a serious matter that requires a lot of thought and planning up front in order for you to fully understand and consider all of the consequences that come from a...

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A Brief Intro to Divorcing & Filing Your Taxes

Divorce is typically a difficult and stressful process that many may wish was over before it even started. In some cases, when divorces take long enough or if it happens to be timed right, your divorce may take place right smack in the middle of tax season. As if the...

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Safety First: The Impact of DUI on Divorce

‘Tis the season for more drunk drivers on the road. Studies have shown two to three more people die in alcohol-related crashes during the holiday season than any other time of the year; and 40 percent of these fatalities involve a driver impaired by alcohol. Those who are going through...

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Why Friends Don’t Let Friends Give Legal Advice

Christmas is meant to be a festive and happy time of the year. But for those going through a divorce or separation, it can be emotionally exhausting. It’s important to have friends available for emotional support, but never for legal advice. Aside from the fact that friends aren’t equipped to...

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Co-Parenting During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is all about coming together as a family. This is supposed to be the happiest, most stress-free time of the year, right? This is quite the opposite for divorced or separated families. Divorced or separated parents must deal with the stressor, every year, of “who gets the...

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