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August 2015 Archives

Social media used as evidence in child custody case

Individuals in California who are involved in custody disputes may be interested to learn that a judge in New York recently ruled that Facebook posts could be used as evidence in one custody case. A father sought and was granted permission to use evidence from his ex-wife's Facebook page to demonstrate that he has been the primary caregiver for their son.

Jurisdiction over child support modification requests

Noncustodial parents in California who feel that they paying too much in child support will often choose to file a motion to modify an existing order. However, there are a few hurdles to overcome prior to getting the motion granted. First, there must be a significant change in circumstances such as a job loss or some other adverse financial change that would make it difficult to make the payments.

New insurance product protects divorce decrees

California is home to some of the largest divorce settlements in the country. Family law lawyers spend hours of excruciating time and energy to get a settlement for their clients that works in their best interest. However, an unexpected death or disability can disrupt all of this hard work and attention to detail.

Tips for dividing community property

California follows community property laws when it comes to the division of marital assets during a divorce. Most states follow the principles of equitable distribution, but some states have community property laws that require judges to consider those standards when dividing property in a divorce. Because these property division laws can be confusing, it is important to understand how they apply to a particular couple before they go through divorce proceedings.

Kelly Rutherford's custody dispute continues

A judge in Los Angeles ruled on July 23 that the state of California has no jurisdiction over the custody dispute that actress Kelly Rutherford has been involved in since 2012. Rutherford and the father of her children had joint custody until visa problems left him unable to enter the country, at which point the court decided the children needed to stay with him in Monaco.

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