Family Law Blog

  • 27-Sep-2016

    When a Child is Removed Due to Abuse or Neglect

    In California, if the state learns that a child is being neglected or abused, the child can be removed from the parent’s home. When a child is taken away from their parents because of neglect and/or abuse, it is referred to as a juvenile ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    What Can Change in a Family Law Case?

    When people first file a family law case, such as a paternity action, a legal separation, or a divorce, it can be quite overwhelming and understandably so. For some parties, the court process can be intimidating, but please know that ...
  • 12-Sep-2016

    FAQs About Child Custody

    When parents decide that it’s time to end their marriage, one of their greatest concerns is child custody, especially when they predict child custody to be a point of contention with their spouse. If you are contemplating divorce and you have ...
  • 6-Sep-2016

    Claery & Green, LLP Supports Scholarships in 2016!

    At Claery & Green, LLP, we are proud to say that 2016 has been a very good year for our community efforts. This year, we continued our philanthropic pursuit to even higher levels than we possibly could have imagined. So far, we have donated ...
  • 30-Aug-2016

    Basics of Family Law in California

    If you live in Los Angeles, there is a strong possibility that your life will someday be affected by California’s family and divorce laws. This is especially the case if you ever get divorced, or if you have children from a relationship that ...
  • 24-Aug-2016

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce

    If you are a resident of Los Angeles County and are headed for a divorce, you will surely have questions about your rights to marital property and your obligations to pay off certain debts acquired before, during, and after your marriage took place. ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

    Domestic violence is a common and widespread problem that affects various families across the state; it impacts all races and religions and economic classes. Often (but not always), physically or emotionally abusive behaviors are passed down from ...
  • 9-Aug-2016

    A Father's Rights Under California Law

    If you are a father, or a presumed father (one that is assumed to be a child’s father, but it has yet to be legally established), your rights to your child at this point in time depend on whether you were ever married to the child’s ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    Can Spousal Support Be Modified?

    Spousal support, otherwise known as partner support for domestic partners, can be a touchy subject for spouses going through a divorce. In some marriages, the higher-earning spouse is comfortable with and entirely willing to pay spousal support for ...
  • 26-Jul-2016

    Move Away Actions in California

    When couples divorce, there is one thing that is a constant and that is change. The way a person’s life looks during and immediately following a divorce is probably not the way it’s going to look a year or two later. While this may be a ...
  • 19-Jul-2016

    California's Child Custody Laws

    If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in the near future, your top concern will be the well-being of your children. Where will the children live, and with whom? Will you try to share custody evenly, or will the children live with one parent ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    Property Division in a California Divorce

    If you are headed for divorce and this is your first time down the path, you will naturally have a LOT of questions, especially about how California’s divorce laws affect a spouse’s property rights. For starters, you must know that there ...
  • 4-Jul-2016

    What You Should Know About Divorce

    If you are contemplating divorce, we recommend doing your research so you understand your rights under California law. In fact, there are many benefits to learning about the divorce process before telling one’s spouse, as this arms the ...
  • 28-Jun-2016

    California Child Support Basics

    Under California law, both parents are expected to financially support their child, even after a legal separation or divorce. In the event that a couple splits up or files for divorce, one of the parents will be expected to pay child support to the ...
  • 20-Jun-2016

    Establishing a Parenting Plan

    If you are a parent who is getting a divorce, one of the most important aspects of your divorce will be child custody, and this will be addressed in a “parenting plan.” In California, divorcing parents must create a parenting plan, which ...
  • 15-Jun-2016

    Should I Move Out of the Marital Home?

    When people file for divorce, it’s not uncommon for them to wonder if moving out of the marital home would have any impact on their divorce proceedings. People commonly, and mistakenly believe that moving out of the marital home would affect ...
  • 14-Jun-2016

    Reasons to Consider a Postnuptial Agreement

    Getting married to the love of your life is an exciting adventure. After you’ve chosen the reception location, the invitations, the cake, the menu, the flowers, and the honeymoon spot, you can’t forget that once you’re married, ...
  • 13-Jun-2016

    Terminating Spousal Support

    Whether you are paying or receiving spousal support, you will be interested in understanding how and when the spousal support payments will end. In California, an order for spousal support is made as a part of the following types of cases: 1) ...
  • 10-Jun-2016

    What You Need to Know About Divorce

    When you wrap up your divorce, you don’t want to say to yourself, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Instead, you want to look back with confidence and be proud about how it all worked out. If you’re contemplating a divorce, there’s ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

    Are you, or your children being abused by your spouse? If you’re not 100% sure of what you’ve been enduring qualifies as domestic violence, please know that it’s not unusual for people to be uncertain. In fact, a lot of victims feel ...
  • 8-Jun-2016

    FAQs About Child Support in California

    Under California law, both parents are expected to financially support their children whether they are married to each other or not. If two parents break up, legally separate, or divorce, the court will order one or both parents to pay child support ...
  • 7-Jun-2016

    Should I File for Divorce in the Summer?

    If you are considering ending your marriage, there is a strong possibility that you will put some thought into the “timing” of the divorce, especially if you have children with your spouse. Do spouses try to time their divorce around ...
  • 6-Jun-2016

    How to Date in the Middle of a Divorce

    When it comes to dating during a divorce, there are some people who advise against it, and then there are people who recommend it. Should YOU date during your divorce? This is a personal question that only you can answer, however, if you do decide to ...
  • 3-Jun-2016

    Does Remarriage Affect Child Support?

    In almost all situations, when two parents divorce, one parent is ordered to pay child support to the other parent. While parents are familiar with the fact that their income is used to determine how much child support is paid, many parents are not ...
  • 2-Jun-2016

    Gathering the Financial Documents for Divorce

    Whether you intend to file for divorce, or you were recently served divorce papers, either way your divorce attorney will ask you to gather all the necessary financial documents. If you do not have a pending divorce action, but you want to file for ...
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