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How is child support determined?

There are a few factors that are taken into consideration when the courts make a ruling regarding child support. As we have stressed before, the courts want to protect a child's well-being and will make decisions in the best interests of the child. If there is joint custody, the courts will look at both the amount of time the child will spend with each parent as well as the income of each parent. When there is sole custody, various other factors are also taken into consideration.

There are many upsides to divorce mediation

Today there are a number of different options available for handling a divorce. Divorce mediation is one option that can save couples time, money and stress sometimes associated with a traditional divorce. Mediation can help couples resolve the common divorce-related concerns they may have associated with child support, spousal support, child custody and property division.

Do you want to move to another state with your children?

Imagine your 15-year marriage was stressful and tumultuous and, finally, you've decided to get a divorce. You're eager and hopeful for the future, but you need more than just a change in your relationship status. You want to move out of state, and bring your children with you.

Bay area internet entrepreneur faces for high asset divorce

High asset divorces can be challenging for divorcing couples. The wife of a local Bay Area video game developer recently filed for divorce. As part of her divorce filing, she is also challenging the couple's prenuptial agreement. Her husband is an angel investor who was in at the beginning of Facebook and Twitter. He owns greater than 10 percent of the video game company that has been behind Farmville and Words with Friends and controls nearly 70 percent of the company's shareholder vote.

What types of child custody are there in California?

Child custody determinations can be a difficult process for many parents because of the concerns and emotions involved. There is a lot to be decided during the divorce process and child custody is likely the paramount concern for divorcing parents. It is helpful for them to understand how child custody is determined which can benefit them when discussing and negotiating a child custody agreement.

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