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What is Temporary Guardianship?

What is Temporary Guardianship?

Sometimes parents are either unable—or unwilling—to care for their child. In these situations, it might be necessary for the court to appoint another adult to carry out their responsibilities.  This adult/child relationship is referred to as a “guardianship.” If...
What is a Divorce Decree?

What is a Divorce Decree?

In the legal world, marriage isn’t about romance. Quite simply, it’s a contract; an agreement made between two people who want to be seen as a single entity in the eyes of the law. This contract binds the couple’s finances and interests, and offers certain protections...
What is a DVRO?

What is a DVRO?

In 2018, nearly 35% of California women (and over 30% of men), reported that they’d experienced some kind of intimate partner physical violence. During this time, domestic violence accounted for 20% percent of all violent crimes, and a staggering 65% of all...
Spousal Support in California

Spousal Support in California

Nowhere is the phrase, “What’s mine is yours,” more applicable than while you are married. Here, anything one partner earns belongs to both, and so (at least legally) it doesn’t matter if one makes more than the other. You are both joint owners of it all.  But what...
How Do I Get Sole Child Custody?

How Do I Get Sole Child Custody?

Child custody refers to the broad range of parental rights and responsibilities that come with being a parent. While married, biological parents share these rights equally; however, that changes if you ever get divorced. When this happens, custody will need to be...