Parental alienation occurs almost exclusively with family separation or divorce, particularly where legal action is involved. Legal Recourse To Parental Alienation In the state of California, parental alienation is seen as an act in which a parent may attempt to isolate their child/children by keeping them away from their spouse or the other parent. … Continue reading Understanding Parental Alienation

People often face a lot of difficulties and complications when dealing with the surrogacy laws in the US. Hence, if you’re thinking of having a baby using this procedure, it is critical to know and understand all of the details about how your particular state (where you live) handles such laws.   Not every state … Continue reading Understanding California’s Surrogacy Laws

These days, families have become increasingly mobile, multi-cultural and multi-residential. When divorce and child custody enter the mix, the existing laws, and enforcement of them, create enormous hurdles. When couples that live in different states or countries file for divorce, custody rights, or paternity, interstate and intercountry family law disputes come to light, such as … Continue reading Interstate And Intercountry Family Law Disputes

Abuse in marriage is quite common. Any tort inflicted by one spouse that causes mental, physical or emotional distress to the other spouse is classified as marital tort. As per a CDC report, 24 people every minute are subject to rape, violence or stalking in an intimate relationship.   One in four women experience physical … Continue reading Filing For Marital Tort In Abusive Marriages

Divorce laws in the United States might vary from state to state. Each state determines the best processes for awarding alimony, or child support, and the division of assets. Sometimes the decision varies from case to case and based on the individual situation.   When it comes to a disability claim, there are several aspects … Continue reading Disability Claim By A Spouse In Divorce

California’s Paternity Testing Laws In the state of California, the terms “paternity” and “parentage” are often used interchangeably. In parentage court cases or paternity cases, orders are passed by the court to determine the identity of the child’s father.   In certain cases, the law might assume the father’s identity. For instance, when a child … Continue reading Paternity Testing in California

Child Support Rules in Shared Custody Many parents are surprised to know that child support could be ordered even under shared custody. Shared legal custody implies that parents are joint decision makers for the child, and this does not have any impact on the amount of child support decided by the court. Only in the … Continue reading Child Support and Shared Custody

A couple’s divorce settlement in California is not just limited to alimony and child support. They also need to consider federal tax implications and tax consequences, preferably when pursuing litigation or negotiating the settlement.   When a couple makes the decision to go their separate ways, several aspects of their life demand serious considerations. Such … Continue reading Understanding the Tax Consequences in a Divorce

Retirement Plans in Divorce Cases The retirement system in each state has designed a specific set of rules that are applicable to the pension division of state workers in divorce cases. Although an individual does not receive any benefits from the pension scheme till the retirement age, the plan can usually be split up before … Continue reading Handling Retirement Plans in Divorce Cases

Property Division in Divorce The common issues surrounding nearly all divorce cases include alimony, property division, and tax consequences. But the situation can get a bit more complicated when a couple owns very high-value assets.   When a couple has high-value assets, it usually means that they own a range of different assets and have … Continue reading Property Division In A High-Stakes Divorce