Many people forget that filing a Divorce in California is only the first step. The next step is to serve and then to wait the necessary 30 days and then do whatever is necessary to complete the Divorce. The Divorce is not finalized until the parties receive the stamped judgment from the court with … Read more about The Goal of a California Divorce is the Judgment
Simply put, service is extremely important in a California Divorce! If service is done incorrectly, the courts will reject it. Remember, a Divorce in California takes a minimum of 6 months and 1 day from the date of service. If service is not done correctly, the time period for the Divorce does … Read more about How Important is Service in a California Divorce?
In California, it is not necessary to do a Legal Separation in order to Divorce. In most cases, those who wish to divorce live separately. At times, couples may live in the same home, but do not live together as husband and wife. In any case, the date of separation is very important and needs to … Read more about Legal Separation or Divorce?
An Attorney-assisted Divorce is one in which a Lawyer helps the client with the Divorce paperwork and/or process and charges a flat fee for the service. This is not full representation so there are no retainer and hourly rates. This is a unique form of 'limited scope' or 'unbundled' legal … Read more about What is a California Attorney-Assisted Divorce?
In California, the 'limited scope' law can be used for both family law and civil matters . This law basically gives lawyers the ability to help people with partial or specific legal tasks, based on a contractual agreement, and charge a flat fee for the service. Limited scope can be used for family … Read more about What is Limited Scope and How is it Used in California?
If there is an existing action such as a Divorce, Legal Separation or Paternity Action, you may file an Order to Show Cause for temporary orders for child custody, visitation and support. These orders can be modified at the Divorce, Legal Separation or Paternity Action trial or by subsequent Orders … Read more about How to Change Child Custody, Visitation and Support
There are several ways to request Child Support: file a Petition to establish child custody, visitation and support if married file a Divorce or Legal Separation and then file an Order to Show Cause for temporary child support if married file a Department of Child Services support case … Read more about How Do I Get Child Support?
There are times when there may be a legal basis to revert back to the date that an order could've been signed. Nunc Pro Tunc is a Latin term that simply means 'now for then'. There are several reasons why the court may use the Nunc Pro Tunc rule: to correct a clerical error on the part of the … Read more about What’s Nunc Pro Tunc?