Is My Child’s Dad Allowed to Visit if He Doesn’t Pay His Child Support?

As a general rule, visitation is not tied to child support under California law. The fact that your child’s father hasn’t paid child support as ordered is not an excuse to deny that parent visitation or parenting time. A court can restrict a parent’s ability to exercise parenting time with the child, based on facts showing that visitation would be … read more

What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?

A legal separation does not end a marriage; a divorce is the proper legal avenue to ending a marriage. In both a legal separation and divorce, however, the court can make orders about custody, timesharing, child support, property division, debt division, and spousal support. Essentially, a court can enter the same orders or the parties can come to the same … read more

Tips for Winning Your Child Custody Case

Nothing about child custody cases are easy, and parents often take certain actions during these types of cases that can reflect very negatively on them. Ultimately, a parent’s behavior during custody proceedings can have a significant influence on the outcome of a case. While there is no foolproof formula for winning a child custody case, there are some things that … read more

What is Transmutation of Property Under California Law?

Transmutation of property is the act of changing the nature of a certain item or property so that a court would characterize it differently in the event that the parties divorce in the future. This process is a fairly common occurrence during a couple’s marriage, but it usually occurs completely inadvertently. Essentially, transmutation of property involves one of three different … read more