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Three ways to fight a false child abuse allegation

This will come as a sudden surprise. A quick text or phone call by your co-parent. You see that they are filing for an ex parte for emergency court orders. She is claiming that your child told the police that you hit him. You know it’s not true. Your child has been manipulated to lieContinue Reading

What is an Ex Parte Custody Order?

Ex Parte Custody Order An ex parte custody order is an emergency court order. It’s when one parent goes to court and only gives the other parent 24 hours notice that they are going to court. Someone typically wants an ex parte order to fix an emergency happening involving the child and they want thatContinue Reading

Family Code 3044

Family Code 3044 outlines the court’s power to not allow visitation to a parent who has been convicted of domestic violence. Rebuttable Presumption A presumption in basically an assumption that the court makes before hearing evidence. In simple terms, if you have a domestic violence conviction, the court is already going to assume that youContinue Reading

Joint Custody Schedules

Joint custody schedules are the most common form of parenting arrangements. Courts have now recognized that it is in the best interest of the child to award significant visitation time with both parents. But just because there is joint custody doesn’t mean that parents equally share the time. The following are some examples: 50-50 custodyContinue Reading

Family Code Section 4320-Part III

Welcome back to the last part of my three part series on how courts calculate spousal support otherwise known as “alimony.” Click here for the first part of the series and click here for the second section. Do I have to Pay Alimony? If you were married and the primary income earner, then the short answerContinue Reading