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December 2017 Archives

How to estimate the value of the family business

Orange County, California, couples are frequently more than just household partners; they often own and manage a family business together as well. While sometimes these businesses operate more as a side job which generates a little extra income, in many cases, the family business is the source of the couple's livelihood and, in addition, is the couple's most valuable marital asset.

If life circumstances changed, consider a support modification

A previous post on this blog talked when Orange County, California, parents can seek modification of their child support obligation. Generally speaking, a parent can do so whenever they can demonstrate that there has been a change in circumstances.

Under what circumstances can I seek to change child support?

For Orange County, California, parents who live in separate homes, child support is going to be part of their lives. Courts see child support not only as a part of a paternity or divorce case but also as an extension of a child's right to be nourished and cared for by both of the child's parents.

The role of a parenting coordinator in custody cases

A previous post on this blog talked about the role a guardian ad litem has in a child custody case in Orange, California. This blog has also previously reported on mediators, who are third parties that help parents and their attorneys resolve their custody disputes over custody or parenting time outside of court.

What is the role of a guardian ad litem?

Orange County, California, custody disputes can be difficult. For one, even the best of intentioned parents may find it difficult to agree on how to resolve their case, as it is difficult to divide a child the way one would money or even a piece of property. In other cases, there are very sensitive issues like child abuse or domestic violence in play. Finally, there are some situations, such as when a child has some special needs, where it just makes sense for a child to have someone on their side representing their interests in custody litigation.

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