Three in One: Questions From You

I am answering three separate legal questions on family law topics which clients have asked me this past month. As a family law specialist, this blog answers current client questions to educate readers with information on divorce that they may not know or understand.

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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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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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