Considering an annulment? Not sure how spousal support or visitation rights work? We’ve defined some common family law terms and provided some very basic information to help you out:
Determining child custody is difficult. Whether you are going through a divorce and need to make arrangements, or you have been successfully co-parenting but need to make a change, this type of family law matter is challenging at best. If you are considering shared custody of children, however, we have a few best practices to make the experience less challenging and more productive for everyone.
If you have children and you want to be sure they are cared for when you pass away, then you can establish what is known as a guardianship. This means you can choose who you want to be responsible for your children’s physical, mental and emotional development.
Modest-income families sometimes have the greatest need for legal help yet have limited access to it. This is why the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of San Diego County developed the Modest Means Program, to help clients who are having a family law dispute and are able to pay for legal services but have limited financial resources available.
When a married couple decides that they no longer want to live together, but they do not want to get a divorce, then they may determine a long-term separation is the best option.
When your ex falls behind on payments for partner or spousal support, it can be frustrating on many levels. It may also be against the law.
Do all couples need a marriage settlement agreement? It depends on the circumstances of your partnership.