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Should I File for Divorce First or Wait for My Spouse?

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Filing for divorce is a tough thing to do, but there is always some confusion as to how to go about it. One of the most common questions about divorce is about who should file. Many people think that there are benefits to filing first or having their spouse file first, which is a point […]

What is a “Petition to Adjudicate Facts of Parentage”?

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When a child is born, the parents of that child are added to the birth certificate. At the time, the parents that are believed to be the actual birth parents or legal guardians at the time are added, but it is not always right. You can file a petition to adjudicate facts of parentage in […]

Penalties for Nonpayment of Child Support In California

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Child support is a legal obligation for both parents to financially provide for the upbringing and welfare of their children. Nonpayment of child support is irresponsible and harmful to your children. In California, this responsibility is enforced by the California Child Support Services(CSS), which oversees a network of 47 local child support agencies at the […]

Can You Change Child Support Payments in California?

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Modifying child support payments can be a needed step after a divorce. In California, when couples with children divorce, the court orders child support based on the incomes of both parents and the needs of the child. However, changes in circumstances, such as job loss, remarriage, relocation, or a significant increase in income for either […]

Is Private Education Part of Child Support?

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Education is a basic necessity for any child to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. But the question of determining who should pay for a child’s private education can be a difficult one. For many parents, private education can be an attractive option, but the cost of such an education can be quite […]

Child Custody Lawyer in San Mateo County

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Understanding child custody may need the services of a San Mateo County child custody lawyer. Bradley Bayan has served residents in and around San Mateo County and shares this information on child custody in California. Determining child custody involves defining the legal and practical responsibilities of a parent or guardian. If a dispute over child […]

How Much Child Support Will I Get?

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You may not be living with your child or partner anymore, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to support them financially. If you are the custodial parent (meaning you have primary custody of your child), you will need to know how much child support you can expect from the other parent. In California, there […]