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A New Normal in the Age of COVID 19

Family Law Teleconference

There are no two ways about it: The world is a scary place right now, what with the continuation of the sweeping Coronavirus pandemic and global violence that has broken out for a variety of socioeconomic and political reasons. We’re not here to throw more gasoline on that fire of fear – plenty of outlets and organizations have accomplished that already; rather, we are going to shine a light of hope and salvation in these uncertain times with regard to our specialty, family law, and inform our valued client base that we are still here for them via teleconferencing. McKean Family...

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Affect Your Child Support

Child Support and Covid 19

The global pandemic known as Coronavirus (or COVID 19) has wreaked havoc not only on the medical elements of society, but on millions of working people who have either lost their employment or their own businesses. While many people aren’t really thinking about it, this worldwide emergency has begun to affect every corner of law, as well, including family law matters such as child support. At the heart of all this is what we touched on above – the challenges faced by those who have lost employment or a significant reduction of income. If you are currently paying support and your...

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Finding the Best Family Law Attorney in Roseville

Family Law Sacramento

Deciding on a family law attorney is no easy task, but there are a number of attorneys in California who are capable of representing you properly – the key is doing your homework in the form of asking the right questions before you hire anyone. In the case of a divorce lawyer, choosing the right divorce attorney is the first crucial step of the divorce process (and the same tactic applies to finding a quality child custody lawyer). Methods When it comes to seeking out the most effective practitioners of family law Roseville has to offer, there are three fundamental ways to...

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What to Do When Your Partner Stops Paying Child Support

Child Support Issues

In the world of relationships, nothing is worse – outside of perhaps learning that your partner has been engaging in extramarital affairs – than a spouse refusing to pay child support. It’s a stress and headache no one needs, especially in this day and age of added life complexities, but if it happens you have to know how to deal with it. That’s where our blog you’re about to read comes into play. It is our experience that the majority of parents want to support their children, both financially and emotionally, whether they are married to one another or not. When certain...

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How Divorce and Custody Issues Can Create Childhood Trauma

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Most couples in the midst of a divorce and who have children often don’t take into consideration the effect the separation will have on their kids. Indeed, such issues can create sometimes irreversible childhood trauma, ultimately leading to a plethora of other problems for those children down the line and later in life. The fact of the matter is separation and divorce are painful processes that regularly disrupt the lives of Californians on a regular basis, and for the majority of children who are right in the middle of this dissolution of their parents’ marriage, a combination of painful feelings,...

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The Ins-and-Outs of Legal Separation in California

Legal Separation in California

Unbeknownst to a significant number of residents living in the Golden State, filing for legal separation is similar to the divorce process, the primary difference being that the parties’ marital status does not end upon division of marital assets and debts. Put succinctly, the “legal separation” process in California allows couples to lead separate lives, though the marital status isn’t eradicated; the petitioner must file a petition for legal separation, and the respondent must file a response – or the matter proceeds by default. What’s more, both parties must exchange disclosures, which are considered mandatory, and the same process applies...

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Understanding the Basics of Family Law: How Does it Differ from Other Types?

Family Law Reoseville Ca

Put succinctly as possible, family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations, with most practices focusing on representing clients in a divorce – and dealing with the issues usually attached to divorce, such as division of marital property, child support/custody and alimony. Family lawyers are also responsible for drafting postnuptial and prenuptial agreements and litigating related matters; there are some family attorneys that represent perpetrators or victims of domestic violence in civil protection order proceedings (and defend clients accused of domestic violence in criminal proceedings). Further, guardianship/adoption, juvenile delinquency and child abuse/neglect all fall under the category of family...

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