Child Custody Blog

How Child Support Works in California: A Complete Guide

Posted on April 12th, 2016

Whenever the support of a minor child is at issue, the Court may order either or both parents to pay any amount necessary for the child’s support. In Orange County, a hearing on the issue of child support is set by the filing of a Request for Order (RFO) by one of the parties, or in some cases, by the… READ MORE

A Father’s Guide to Winning Custody in Irvine, California

Posted on April 11th, 2016

California law presumes that both parents should have a meaningful role in the major decisions that affect a child and frequent and continuing contact with the child. The Court’s focus in making custody of a child and visitation decisions is on the kid’s best interest. Why then do so many mothers end up with the majority of the parenting time with… READ MORE

Are Damages Available to a Victim of Domestic Violence (Abuse)?

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

What kinds of orders can the family court make after making a finding of domestic abuse?  Can the court award damages like pain and suffering? Domestic violence restraining orders are made through the Family Court in Orange County, to protect people within the same “family” unit from another person within the same family core, or formerly part of the same… READ MORE

Connection Between Child Custody and Child Support in California

Posted on April 6th, 2015

How Child Custody & Visitation Orders Shape Child Support Guidelines Irvine Child Custody Lawyer – Newport Beach Child Support Attorneys (Free Consultations) Many family law and divorce litigants in Orange County, California, make the mistake of negotiating child custody and visitation orders without thinking about the financial implications of doing so. The statutory guidelines in California for the calculation of… READ MORE

You be the Judge: Domestic Violence & Child Custody Fact Patterns

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Fact Patterns for Child Custody Orders and Domestic Violence – You be the Judge Irvine Divorce and Child Custody Lawyers – Free Consultations Many of our clients ask us how domestic violence effects a child custody and visitation proceeding.  The answer is usually that there is a resounding effect on child custody orders when a perpetrator of domestic violence seeks child custody… READ MORE

2013-2014 Updates for Important Family Law Cases

Posted on October 16th, 2014

Case Updates for 2013 and part of 2014 Concerning Family Law Matters in California Below are a list and extremely short synopsis for several important cases in California family law circles.  Some of these cases may apply to your Orange County divorce, custody, paternity, DV, child support, spousal support or property division case. Boblitt: 223 Cal. App.4th 1004: Upon discovery cutoff… READ MORE