Posts Categorized: Family Law

At what age does a child have the capacity to have a say in determining their custody arrangement? Many individuals may feel that children cannot meaningfully consider their best interests until they reach their teenage years. Others may feel that their children are entitled to an opinion about which parent they spend the majority of…

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Do you consider yourself to be “separated” from your spouse even though you are living under the same roof? This question likely strikes you as pretty subjective. After all, like minds may differ. However, understanding what it means to be legally “separated” from your spouse is of the utmost importance when going through the divorce…

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An order by a judge governing child support is not written in stone. Should circumstances change, such as one parent’s financial circumstances or the length of time that a child regularly spends with one parent, you are entitled t request that the Court re-evaluate the present child support order to factor in this change in…

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Most of us are well aware of how important it is to have insurance coverage. Whether it be life, car, home, or health insurance, it is common practice to exercise caution and ensure that both ourselves and our families have adequate coverage should misfortune strike.  In the event of something as common as a minor car…

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If you are considering divorce, adoption, or any other family law case, you might feel intimidated if you are not familiar with California family law and the court process within the California judicial system. First, there are two types of cases heard in court: one is “criminal”, and the other is called “civil”. According to…

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A person doesn’t normally expect to find themselves in a legal battle. But, many people land in one, whether it’s their choice or the choice was made for them. The most common reason is divorce, and all that is tied to it, such as child custody, child support, alimony, and at times, restraining orders. Regardless…

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If you visit most law firm websites that handle domestic violence cases, you will notice there is a distinct bias towards helping accusers, and very little information for the accused. Oceanside domestic violence attorneys Fischer & Van Thiel are a notable exception. They understand there are two sides to every domestic violence case. False accusations…

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