The Divorce and Family Law Practice of Bawden & Kochis

Bawden & Kochis Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Bawden & Kochis, are family law attorneys specializing in divorce, legal separation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence and community property. Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis have a combined experience of over 40 years in family law.

Whether you are interested in a premarital agreement, mediation, filing for divorce, finally getting your child support, or determining the paternity of your child, Bawden & Kochis prove that fierce litigation and experience gets the best advice for the best results. Simply call to set your initial conference.

Why Choose Us?

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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…
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Free Education: Divorce Steps

Divorce Process

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 …
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Free Education: Attorney Interview

Attorney Interview

You have made the painful decision to file for divorce. You’re at a loss as to how to move forward with this decision. We recommend that you personally interview an attorney with intentional questions that will educate you to know the specific philosophy and goals of a prospective law firm. The right attorney choice will make a huge difference...
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Latest Blog Entries

The child custody and visitation schedule that results from a Dissolution of Marriage is often described as the “Regular Visitation Schedule.”  If parents choose to, they also have the option of entering a separate “Holiday Visitation Schedule”.  If parents choose to have both of these schedules, it is important to know that the Holiday Visitation […]

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Pursuant to Family Code Section 310(a) a marriage is dissolved by the death of one party.  Additionally, one party’s death divests the Court of all further jurisdiction with respect to all unajudicated issues raised by the pleadings including child custody, child visitation, child support, property rights and attorney fees and costs.  Marriage of Shayman (1973). […]

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As every parent with a California child support case knows, Court orders must adhere to the Statewide Uniform Guideline as set forth in Family Code ྷ4055; unless the Court finds that the Payor has a net (take home) pay of $1,500.00 or less per month (reduced to $1,000.00 per month in 2021) or one of […]

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