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Understanding what types of property may be community property

It is no secret that property division during a divorce can be challenging. In California, community property laws are followed when dividing property upon divorce. Under community property laws, property acquired during the marriage is owned equally by spouses and is divided equally when they divorce. It is oftentimes thought of as a fifty-fifty split of property upon divorce.

Family law help is available when a parent abducts a child

Child custody is a serious topic for a number of families, and concerns over a custody agreement that has not been followed can increase the serious nature of the concerns that parents may have. Emotions can sometimes cloud better judgment, which may lead to one parent violating a custody agreement and abducting their child. In some circumstances, an international abduction situation may make the issue more complex and worrisome for the other parent.

How are the best interests of the child determined in California?

When child custody issues are negotiated and decided upon in California, what is in the best interests of the child is the main consideration used to determine child custody. If you are involved in child custody negotiations in California, you may wonder how the best interests of the child are determined.

Understanding the importance of a parenting plan

Parenting plans are an important part of the divorce process. Developing a parenting plan can be a significant divorce-related issue for most divorcing parents. Parenting plans can sometimes, however, be difficult to develop and work out so some tips for creating a successful parenting plan may be useful. Divorcing parents may initially question the need for a parenting plan but it is important to keep in mind that life changes following a divorce and relationships change, job schedules change and people have to move or decide to remarry which is why it is important to develop a parenting plan at the outset of the divorce.

How to know when a divorce modification may be granted

Divorce settlements are an important part of the divorce process, however, modifying a divorce settlement may also be important for the divorced parties. The lives of the parties, of course, continue to move forward following a divorce which may create a need for changes to divorce settlements. In some circumstances, a party to the divorce may seek a modification of the divorce settlement and in some circumstances, a modification to a divorce settlement may be contested.

Family law considerations can be complex for same-sex couples

Dissolution of domestic partnerships can be complicated. Legal separation can also be complicated, but the family law legal process is available to help couples and families. Couples in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or separation situations may be in need of understanding and direction. When same-sex couples seek to dissolve their marriages, as when any couples seeks a divorce, there are many important considerations both partners must resolve. Same-sex couples seeking to dissolve a domestic partnership may also have a number of important concerns with which they need to deal.

What child custody arrangements are possible in California?

Child custody can be a significant and emotional concern for many parents entering the divorce process. Because of the sensitive and important nature of child custody, divorcing couples may wonder what child custody arrangements are possible and likely.

Child custody a concern in Halle Berry's divorce

Parents going through the divorce process are encouraged to reach shared agreements concerning divorce-related issues whenever possible. Halle Berry and her husband, actor Olivier Martinez, recently announced that they are divorcing. A primary concern in the divorce will be custody of the couple's 2-year old son. According to reports, the couple each filed a divorce petition, however, it is important to the couple that they not engage in a child custody battle. The couple both filed for joint custody of the child.

What to say to young children about divorce and child custody

Divorcing couples may sometimes be unaware of the impact their divorce can have on their children. Some simple pointers concerning how to talk young children during divorce can be helpful. It is important to explain the divorce process in straightforward and simple terms to young children. When approaching young children, parents should carefully explain how the divorce will impact them.

Understanding child custody in California

Child custody is a common term used in reference to the rights and responsibilities parents have when sharing parenting duties and responsibilities. Child custody refers to the care of the children, and visitation refers to the time each parent will spend with the children. Parents in divorce situations need to decide on both child custody and visitation.

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