UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act)

  Intended to reconcile differences between the UCCJA and PKPA. So far 49 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted it. Several provisions address domestic violence explicitly. Anytime a child custody action is filed in California, a UCCJEA (Form FL-105) document must accompany the initial filing. This document ensures the court that the […]

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INLAND EMPIRE NEWS: IMPUTATION OF INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

What if your spouse is unemployed, underemployed, or has voluntarily reduced his/her income? A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support his or her minor children according to the parent’s circumstances and station in life. Family Code section 4053(a). FC §4058(b) provides: “the Court may in it’s discretion, consider the earning capacity of a […]

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Recent Family Law Custody Decisions for the Inland Empire

In Marriage of Olson, decided July 30, 2015, the court held that even though a parent defaulted(failed to participate) when the custody judgment was entered, the defaulting parent can still seek a post-judgment custody modification because the primary concern is the well-being of the children. In Jane J. vs. Superior Court, published June 16, 2015, […]

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Gathering Documents for Divorce

It’s inevitable. You and your spouse are separating and you need a family law attorney, and you need one now. Your friends gave you referrals. You researched attorneys in the area, and you interviewed prospective attorneys. Finally, you selected an attorney (preferably one that specializes in family law), and you are ready to retain his […]

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Child Support While Parents Live Together

A paternity judgment required the father to pay child support. After the Judgment occurred, the father moved in with the mother and children in an attempt to reconcile. During the attempted reconciliation, the father did not pay child support to the mother. The reconciliation failed and the parties disputed the father’s child support arrears(back support). […]

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