• 10 Jul 2019
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Should My Child Testify at My Divorce Trial?

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Child Custody July 10, 2019 0 Comment
Should My Child Testify at My Divorce Trial?

Courts allow children to testify at trials, even divorce trials. However, it is generally in your child’s best interest if he or she does not testify. The main reason for avoiding your children testifying at your divorce trial is to preventing them from getting in the middle of the dispute between you and your spouse. …

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  • 05 Jul 2019
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What Happens If Your Spouse Dies Before Your Divorce is Final?

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Divorce July 5, 2019 0 Comment
What Happens If Your Spouse Dies Before Your Divorce is Final?

A divorce can be stressful in and of itself. But it can get even more stressful and emotionally driven if your spouse dies before your divorces is finalized. You may have many questions, such as will the divorce continue; what happens to your marital assets; what happens to your communal debts; and do you have …

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  • 03 Jul 2019
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What Is a Collaborative Divorce in California?

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Divorce July 3, 2019 0 Comment
What Is a Collaborative Divorce in California?

One of the most important things that need to take place in order for a divorce to proceed smoothly and peacefully is conflict resolution. With emotions running at their highest level, the chances of getting into arguments over every little issue are pretty good. If you decide that your marriage has come to an end, …

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  • 21 Jun 2019
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Impact of Incarceration on a Parent’s Child Support Obligations

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Child Support June 21, 2019 0 Comment
Impact of Incarceration on a Parent’s Child Support Obligations

When one parent is incarcerated or is behind bars for a period of time, it can significantly impact a child’s life – especially if the parents are divorced. Not only does parental incarceration mean that one parent is not around, it also jeopardizes the family’s financial stability. In circumstances where the parents are divorced, incarceration …

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  • 19 Jun 2019
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Division of Inheritance at Divorce

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Divorce June 19, 2019 0 Comment
Division of Inheritance at Divorce

One of the reasons why divorce proceedings are complicated and can be hotly contested is the allocation and division of assets. Before you can start the discussion of how assets are divided, you need to first identify which assets must be allocated. Under California law, property is either classified as community property or separate property …

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  • 14 Jun 2019
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Impact of One Spouse Not Signing the Divorce Papers

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Divorce June 14, 2019 0 Comment
Impact of One Spouse Not Signing the Divorce Papers

Divorce is generally an emotionally driven event in most people’s lives. This is particularly true when the decision to end the marriage is not yours. It’s easy to want to avoid dealing with the divorce process at all costs. You may even want to ignore the divorce papers that your spouse served you. The marriage …

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  • 12 Jun 2019
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History and Path to Victory for Same-Sex Marriages in California

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Uncategorized June 12, 2019 0 Comment
History and Path to Victory for Same-Sex Marriages in California

California passed a law in 2008 granting same-sex marriage licenses. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry by upholding the lower ruling. The Court denied all requests for a rehearing weeks later. This progressive law opened a new way for same-sex couples to formalize their union and garner themselves the …

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  • 11 May 2019
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Guardian v. Foster Parent in California

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Guardian v. Foster Parent May 11, 2019 0 Comment
Guardian v. Foster Parent in California

The number of children without a stable home to call their own is staggering and heartbreaking. The California foster care program serves hundreds of thousands of youths in the state. Many of these youths face incredible challenges in getting the education and care they need to avoid threats of persistent poverty, teenage pregnancy, and abuse. …

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  • 09 May 2019
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What is a Step-Parent Adoption?

Posted by Gurjit Srai In Step-Parent Adoption May 9, 2019 0 Comment
What is a Step-Parent Adoption?

When divorced parents re-marry, the new spouse, or stepparent, may want to adopt his or her new spouse/partner’s child from the previous marriage. This desired adoption is legally referred to as stepparent adoption. This is one of the most common types of adoption proceedings. The stepchild becomes entitled to all of the rights and privileges …

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