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The importance of determining paternity.
A paternity action establishes the parentage of a child. Establishing parentage means determining who are the legal parents of a child. Parentage must be established before a court can order visitation, custody, or child support for a child whose parents were unmarried at the time of his or her birth.
One of the objectives of the divorce process is to divide your property. In California, property is divided according to community property law. This means that all property that is acquired during marriage will be divided equally between you and your spouse equally – unless it was a gift or inheritance, or was acquired before marriage. For most divorces, read more about Community Property…
Why is a family law specialist important?
Richard E. Bawden is not just an attorney – he is a specialist. After more than 30 years of serving the Redlands, California area, he understands the nuances of the local court systems, the legalities of the state of California, and the best way to achieve results in and out of the courtroom. Read more about Richard…
We understand that family law is complex and unfamiliar to those outside of the legal profession. Our goal is to place the client first and provide aggressive, no nonsense, quality legal representation at an affordable price. While we gear the conduct of legal matters toward early resolution and … [Read more...]
The following is a summary of steps that will take place concerning a dissolution of marriage action. Please be aware that not all of the issues addressed may apply to your particular case. Once the Petition for Dissolution has been filed and served, the following orders are in effect and apply to both you and your spouse. Restraining … [Read more...]
Dividing Real Property in divorce can be one of the most contested and litigated issues. The acquisition of property (down payment and reduction of mortgage principal) with both community and separate funds often creates complex tracing and characterization issues at trial. This is the first in a series of blogs in which I will address both common … [Read more...]