Posts Categorized: Family Law

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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When the natural parents of a child are unable for any reason to not continue providing direct care for the child, other concerned persons with an already established relationship to the child (which could be for example a relative, god-parent, teacher, or even simply a close friend of the family) may apply to the court…

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It doesn’t get a lot of coverage, but abuse of the elderly is a serious and growing problem. While such things have always happened throughout history, the situation we face now is unprecedented. Respect for older people has been seriously eroded by popular culture, with entertainment media often portraying senior citizens as an annoyance, an…

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One of the most frequently asked questions people going through divorces have is how alimony is determined.  There are several major detrminers for alimony, namely: The length of the marriage.  The longer the marriage, the higher alimony is likely to be.  A marriage which lasted over 10 years is likely to involve permanent alimony. The…

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Mediation is a way for two parties who are involved in some kind of legal dispute-a divorce, for example-to reach an agreement without having to dispute the matter in court. Settling matters in court can be a lengthy and expensive process, and because the courts are so busy, there can be significant delays that would…

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