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The New Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

For many years Family Code Section §3020 instructed the court that “it is the public policy of this state to…

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Defining Spousal Support (Formerly Known as Alimony)

Spousal Support and Alimony are interchangeable terms, with “alimony” being a more dated, less-used term.   Many people are unclear…

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The Financial Aspects of Your Dissolution

Whether you have children or not, whether you have a large marital estate or a small marital estate, there are…

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What To Do If You’ve Experienced Domestic Violence

Domestic violence comes in many forms and can affect anyone, regardless of income, age, or gender.   Some forms of…

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Domestic Violence – It’s Complicated

If you’re wondering if you can get a restraining order against your spouse or partner; let’s start with some information…

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Your Divorce is Yours

Your Divorce is Yours By Matthew A. Breddan   Too many times people come to me and say “I want…

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What to Consider When Thinking About Divorce

There are many issues that immediately come to mind when the time comes to dissolve your marriage. Some are very…

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How to Prepare for Divorce

When considering divorce or separation, the first thing to do is to prepare for financial, family and emotional challenges.  …

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Family Law: What Are You Paying For?

At first glance, it sounds like a pretty basic question. What are you paying for? Are you paying for an…

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A Broken System

There is no doubt in any family law litigant’s mind that the system is broken. Funding is being cut. Courtroom…

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