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Family law: Addressing summer breaks during negotiations

After making the decision to end a marriage, parents in California may consider it essential to provide the kids with a certain level of stability. During child custody negotiations, parents may seek to reach a schedule that accounts for the everyday needs of the kids. However, since their needs may be subject to change at times, a parent could find it helpful to speak with a family law attorney for advice on how to handle scenarios such as summer vacations.

Family law: Pursuing modifications to a child custody agreement

During divorce, parents in California and elsewhere may find it essential to reach a child custody agreement that is centered on meeting the needs of their children. However, circumstances can change over time, and certain changes could prompt a need to revisit the original parenting plan and make adjustments where necessary. Since the process can be complex, a parent may find it beneficial to speak with a family law attorney for guidance on how to pursue the necessary modifications.

Divorce and family law: A new argument for spousal support

A recent legal proceeding in California involving the end of a marriage brings a new kind of claim by a dependent spouse for spousal support payments. Kendu Isaacs, the estranged husband of singer Mary J. Blige, claims that two songs published by Blige are preventing him from finding work and earning a living. That is a new argument in family law circles, and it is one that Isaacs may have difficulty proving to the satisfaction of the family law judge presiding in this divorce case.

Rules regarding tax issues must be covered in family law pact

California and federal law make it important for divorcing couples to make sure that their tax issues are settled prior to agreeing to a divorce settlement. An experienced family law attorney will be well versed in the tax issues that come up during the divorce negotiation process. In discussions with one's attorney, the options and preferences will be learned and decisions made accordingly.

California family law advice from friends may not prove reliable

The majority of California residents know someone who has gone through divorce. As a result, when individuals decide to end their own marriages, it is not uncommon for already divorced parties to attempt to offer advice. However, people may wish to remember that not all information they gain about family law issues is correct, and some common myths are often believed.

Is fear holding California residents back from divorce?

Fear is a natural part of life and is a feeling that can often keep individuals from participating in certain activities or carrying out certain tasks. Though many California residents may feel fine avoiding situations that make them feel apprehensive or afraid, letting fear control a person's life could prove detrimental. For some, fear can even keep them from seeking divorce though they are in a negative relationship.

Hostile spouses could have major impact on family law proceedings

When marriages end on less-than-amicable terms, some individuals may feel the hurt from that situation for years to come. As a result, serious effects could stem from more than just the family law proceedings associated with the divorce. In some cases, one party may feel the need to voice his or her unpleasant thoughts with other individuals, which can have a widespread impact. 

Family law, custody complications could affect California parents

Many stories regarding the adoption of a child are heart warming. However, some adoption cases are not what they seem and could face complications if the biological parents begin to show interest in enforcing their parental rights for the child or children involved. As a result, both the biological and prospective adoptive parents may need information on such a family law proceeding.

Family law: California residents may need a close look at assets

Property division can lead many divorcing Californians to feel concern. Going through this family law process could result in individuals potentially losing assets they once held dear. Therefore, if individuals have property they would like to protect from such divorce proceedings, they may wish to find out what steps may be most useful in helping them achieve their desired outcomes.

Family law: California residents may have alimony concerns

Many California residents may consider alimony to be an antiquated system. However, spousal support continues to be awarded in many of the divorce cases across the country. Therefore, if individuals are concerned with how that aspect of their cases could turn out, they may wish to speak with family law attorneys to find out potential outcomes and options. 

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