Child Custody & Support Modifications

7 Tips for “Winning” Child Custody in Family Court

By |2020-07-23T10:55:15-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Parenting Plan|

7 Tips for Winning Child Custody in Family Court In the state of California, any parent who files a motion to establish or modify child custody or visitation must go to Family Court Services before a judge or commissioner will hear their case. The purpose of Family Court Services is to help the

Has COVID-19 Made You Consider Divorce? Read This First:

By |2020-06-26T19:16:15-07:00June 26th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Contested, Covid-19, Divorce Mediation, Uncontested|

Has COVID-19 Made You Consider Divorce? Read This First: Attorneys throughout the United States are predicting a rise in divorces due to COVID-19. This prediction isn’t hard to understand. Many couples whose relationships were already strained have been quarantined together, which has magnified their issues. Getting away to have some time apart from

Yes, You Can Get a Virtually Mediated Video Divorce or Child Custody Agreement …

By |2020-07-20T18:17:36-07:00May 10th, 2020|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Covid-19, Divorce Mediation|

Yes, You Can Get a Virtually Mediated Video Divorce or Child Custody Agreement With COVID-19 likely to loom on the horizon for a very long time, many couples who are considering divorce mediation or need to negotiate their child custody agreement are wondering if they can have the mediation virtually. My answer is

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments

By |2020-05-04T21:18:01-07:00May 4th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support|

When Child Visitation Schedules Change, So Can Your Support Payments A parent can retroactively get credit for child support payments they paid to an ex-spouse who no longer takes care of their child through Jackson Credits When couples with children go through divorce or otherwise separate, they must establish a plan with the

Emergency Rule 13: You Can Request a Retroactive Child Support Modification Before Filing …

By |2020-04-30T08:44:10-07:00April 28th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Covid-19|

EMERGENCY RULE 13: You Can Request a Retroactive Child Support Modification Before Filing with the Court As I mentioned in a previous blog post, How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification, if you are paying child support to your ex-partner or ex-spouse and you have lost your job or your work hours

COVID-19 – Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody

By |2020-04-28T17:26:00-07:00March 19th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Covid-19|

COVID-19 - Guidelines for Parents Sharing Child Custody Sharing your children during even normal times is often stressful for divorced and separated parents. Under the current conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, child sharing is bound to create even more stress and concern. The key to weathering this storm, I believe, calls for

How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification

By |2020-04-28T17:26:00-07:00March 18th, 2020|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Covid-19, Spousal Support|

How to Obtain a COVID-19 Child Support Modification With the current threat of COVID-19, I sincerely hope that you and your family continue to be safe and healthy. I also hope that you are not financially impacted in a major way. Unfortunately, however, the current situation is affecting a great number of people’s

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do?

By |2020-07-20T18:17:06-07:00September 24th, 2019|Child Custody, Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Contested, Parenting Plan|

Can’t Agree on a Parenting Plan? What Will the Court Do? When parents separate, the court wants them to have a plan in place to show how their children will be cared for. Called a Parenting Plan, it is a legal document indicating the agreements and arrangements the parents will follow in raising

What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners?

By |2020-03-18T17:17:38-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, High Asset|

What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners? In our last blog post, we discussed how child support is calculated in the state of California. California’s statewide uniform guideline stipulates the amount of child support to be paid, based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income and the amount of time the child will

We Aren’t Married – What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up?

By |2020-03-18T17:22:54-07:00August 5th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan, Paternity|

We Are Not Married - What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up? As attorneys, we are seeing this situation more and more often, especially among younger parents: They fall in love, decide to have a baby together and then somewhere along the way, they become disenchanted with their lives. One or both of