Articles Posted in California Divorce

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This blog post is Part 4 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1, 2 and 3  of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice deal with custody matters.  California move-away cases are under the umbrella of custody. Part 4 of this blog series focuses on the effects of  the emotional bonds,  race affecting  California move-away cases and sexual conduct of parents.

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This blog post is Part 3 in my 6-part blog series dealing with California custody move-away cases.  As stated in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, about 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law Practice deal with custody matters.  Move-away cases are under the family-law umbrella of custody. Part 3 of this blog series focuses on the situation where one parent seeking to move shares joint physical custody of the child and what the California courts do under such circumstances.

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Approximately 65% of the inquiries I receive in my California Family Law practice deal with custody cases.  As many people reading this blog post already know, custody cases are the most heart-wrenching, time-consuming and most expensive cases in California family law courts.  These blog is part of a series I will be writing on over the next few weeks regarding California family law custody move-away cases. Part 1 deals with the necessity of the court undertaking an analysis of the child’s need for stability and continuity—which is a major factor to be determined by a judge in California move-away cases. Continue reading →

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As a California family-law attorney, I take for granted that the law related to family law is simple. For reasons that I need to keep reminding myself, it is important that I remember that not everyone knows the basics of the legal issues surrounding a California divorce. Knowing at least the basics about California law on divorces, is an important first step to understanding your divorce. Continue reading →

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At the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett , a California-based family law, consumer and bankruptcy virtual online  law practice, I receive numerous calls and inquiries from desperate  individuals seeking family-law legal representation, yet having little to no funds to pay an attorney. To illustrate my point, I received two such calls in just the last 24 hours alone! As is always the case, my heart breaks for these folks are in desperate need of legal assistance and because they have no-where else to turn.  What other options are available if an individual, in need of legal assistance, cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent their legal interests?  An option is legal coaching, a little known type of family-law legal representation. Continue reading →

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As a California, family-law attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I am asked, “How Much Is It Going to Cost Me to Get My California Divorce?  My response is always, “You tell me!”  This response always surprises my prospective clients.  While I can tell my prospective client how much the filing fee is ($410 for 2012), I cannot, in all honesty, tell them anything else about the matter.  Here’s why: Continue reading →

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After reading the Los Angeles Times article “Polls: Americans closely divided on same-sex marriage” today, I felt compelled to write a post blog about this issue–because, ironically, it’s at the heart of divorce.    In almost all cases, we see the fight as only between the advocates of same-sex marriage and the objectors to same-sex marriage.  The typical argument made by the advocate for same-sex marriage is that it’s their constitution right to marry–and other arguments of this nature; conversely, the objectors argue that it’s not “biblical”, defining “marriage as between a man and a woman. . . . for purposes of procreation.”  Both sides have strong arguments, but in many respects, they are missing the point of “marriage.” At least in California, there is another arguments that needs to be put forward, which, dare I say it, I believe supersedes both sides of the argument. . . . it’s merely an insurance policy! Continue reading →