California’s 6-Month “Cooling Off” Period
Is it Ever too Late to Collect Child Support? A New Case From San Diego, CA Confirms that the Answer is “No”
How Many Legal Parents can a Child Have? More Than You’d Think!
Mello & Pickering LLP is Excited to Welcome Our Newest Associate Attorney, Myriam Sabry!
Broad Discretion in Awarding Attorney Fees “No Longer Exists”
3 Common Questions Regarding Divorce
Drug Testing: What You Need to Know
Communication and Keeping the Kids Out of the Middle
Continued Gifts Considered Income
Brad and Angelina Divorce: Brad’s Therapeutic Visits
Potential Exception to Mediation Confidentiality
Passing of a Spouse Prior to Judgment of Dissolution
Service of Process: The Basics
Paying Support to a Spouse Who Doesn’t Work
The Latest on Same-Sex Marriage
Imputing Income for Child Support
New Legislation Re: Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Jennifer Garner on Divorce and Remaining Friends with Ben Affleck
Domestic Violence Restraining Order: What it Does and How It Impacts Custody
Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders
Best Interests of the Child: What Truly Matters in Divorce
The Importance of the “Holiday Schedule”
Teenagers and Visitation
International Custody Dispute: Kelly Rutherford’s Custody Battle
The Age of Social Media and Its Impact on the Restraining Order
Mandatory Settlement Conference
Will I Have to Pay my Ex’s Attorney’s Fees and Costs?
Legal Separation vs. Dissolution of Marriage
Joinder of Specific Retirement Plans
Disclosure Requirements in a California Divorce
Another “Kardashian” Divorce – Bruce and Kris Jenner File for Divorce
Was it Legal to record Donald Sterling’s Rant?
Marc Anthony Claims that Increased Child Support Could Cause Problems for his Kids With Ex-Wife, Dayanara Torres, Including Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Wier and his Husband Have Reconciled – The Couples Short Lived Divorce Proceedings Prove that Divorce is Rarely Simple
New California Legislation: A Child May Be Found to Have More Than Two Parents
Jersey Shore Reality Star “Pauly D” in Custody Battle
Clint and Dina Eastwood Divorce – Dina Going Back to Work?
The Indian Child Welfare Act-What it Means for You
Kourtney Kardashian Paternity Suit: Discussion Regarding Paternity
Proposition 8, DOMA and Same Sex Marriage – What it Means For You
Kim Kardashian Finally Divorced – Her Case Presents Several Family Law Issues
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Reach Settlement on Child Support
Recording your Ex…Is it a crime?
Baby.. Baby.. Baby…Justin Bieber DNA Paternity Test results still in question.. What now?
Custody and the Domestic Violence Presumption
Chad Ochocinco and Wife divorcing – Who Should Pay the Attorney Fees?
Halle Berry Has Requested to Move to France with her Minor Child – Move Away Cases in California
Evander Holyfield Held in Contempt for Failure to Pay Child Support
Drug Testing in Child Custody Disputes
Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s Wife Dies While Divorce Still Pending – What Should You Do To Protect Your Estate?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce Raises Jurisdiction Issues
Facebook Founder Weds Day After IPO – Coincidence?
Kris Humphries Wants Kim Kardashian to Disclose How Much Money She’s Making
Dennis Quaid’s Wife Files for Divorce
“Teen Mom” Considering Filing for Sole Custody After Baby Dad’s Arrest
Halle Berry’s Custody “Battle”
Wheel of Fortune Jackpot, Community or Separate Property?
Musician and Grammy Award Winner Ben Harper Files for Divorce From his Wife of Four Years
Divorce and Education Expenses
How Much Say Should the Children Have in Custody Disputes?
Mel Gibson Ordered to Pay $20,000 Per Month in Child Support - How is Child Support Calculated??
Dodger’s Owner Frank McCourt Ordered to Pay $637,159 in Monthly Temporary Spousal Support to Wife Jamie McCourt
According to California law, “a person shall support the person’s spouse.” Family Code §4300 .
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Divorce: What About the Kids?
Father's Custodial Rights... We've Come a Long Way
March Teenagers and Visitation: Some Tips to Keep in Mind
Parents going through a divorce with teenagers often face more difficulty working out a visitation schedule than do parents with young children
Kansas City Royal's Player Jason Kendall in Custody Battle With Wife – Can Parents Going Through a Divorce Move With the Kids?
Although Jason Kendall, catcher for the Kansas City Royal's has stated that his recent divorce and custody case will not interfere with his game, his request to bring his two children with him to Kansas City during
Should You Modify Your Estate Planning Once You are Divorced?
According to a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan (2009), the answer is YES
The Duty of Disclosure and In re Marriage of Rossi: A Cautionary Tale
From the moment a dissolution action is filed in California, both spouses have a continuing duty to disclose all assets and liabilities along with all income and expenses
"Consulting" v. "Retaining:" Limited Scope Representation
Limited scope representation is a way that you can hire an attorney to help you with part of your case while doing the remainder of your case yourself
Difficult Economic Times Directly Impact Domestic Violence
Recent research has suggested that violence in intimate relationships is more likely to occur when couples are experiencing economic difficulties
Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and the Fiduciary Duties of Spouses
A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Jon Gosselin to return $180,000 he withdrew from the parties' joint bank account
Spousal Support in California
How does the length of the marriage affect spousal support?
Same Sex Marriage
Same Sex Marriage: Can same sex couples "marry?" If not, do same sex couples have any rights with respect to each other?
San Diego Padres player Brian Giles sued by ex-girlfriend for "Palimony."
What are your rights if you live together, but aren't married? Is California a Common Law Marriage state?
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