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How to get your ex to pay for your divorce lawyer

Family Code Section 2030 Family Code Section 2030 is a law that lets your ex pay for your attorney durig the divorce. The purpose of this law is fairness so that both spouses can be represented by an attorney. Just because you cannot afford an attorney doesn’t mean you should be left out and hungContinue 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

Family Code Section 4320-Part II

How is Alimony Calculated? People thinking about getting a divorce often wonder how alimony is calculated. The way courts calculate alimony is given to us in Family Code Section 4320. There is a list of fourteen factors that the family law judge will look at to determine your alimony payments. Yesterday I covered the firstContinue Reading

How much does a California divorce cost?

In figuring out the cost for your Divorce, each case will be different. That’s because each case has specific set of facts that will change the cost of hiring a divorce lawyer. Specifically, when couples are divorcing and there are minor children involved, it could cost more to fight for more custody/visitation rights. That’s becauseContinue Reading