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When Do You Need to Determine a Custody Arrangement?

When Do You Need to Determine a Custody Arrangement?

Child Custody
There are many different scenarios in which two parents will need to determine how to divide child custody. While custody is often associated with divorce cases, it also arises in other situations. Divorce or Legal Separation When two parents are married and they decide to end the marriage, they will need to sort out custody issues before the court will grant the final divorce. Often, judges will issue temporary custody orders during the divorce case if the parents are not living together. Even if parents are not yet ending their marriage under the law, they might be seeking a legal separation. This type of case also requires the parents to divide their custody rights. Paternity Cases and Unmarried Parents Some child custody cases happen outside of a divorce or legal…
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Custody Battles Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Custody Battles Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Child Custody
When two parents share legal custody of their child, they share the responsibility of making important decisions for the child. Such decisions might involve education, religion, healthcare, and other major life issues. One issue that has become the focus of numerous custody battles in the past year is whether or not a child over the age of five should get the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer has an emergency use order for its vaccine for children ages five-15, and the vaccine is fully approved for those 16 and up. If one parent wants to vaccinate their child and the other doesn’t, it can lead to serious disputes. If one parent gets a child vaccinated against the other parent’s will, they can face harsh penalties for breaching a custody agreement. A custody agreement…
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Factors that Might Complicate Your Divorce

Factors that Might Complicate Your Divorce

Divorce
Getting divorced is always complicated - at least emotionally. Ending a marriage can be stressful, even if you know it is the right thing to do. In some cases, people obtain a divorce with relative ease, as they file an uncontested divorce and have it granted after the required waiting period. On the other hand, some couples have many factors that can make a divorce case far more complicated. Some factors that might cause complexities and challenges in a divorce include: You both want to keep the family homeYou have children, and one parent does not want to share custodyDomestic violence against one spouse or a childHigh assets and net worthOwning complicated property and assetsHaving high shared debtsOne or both spouses own a businessThere will be a discrepancy in financial…
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First Steps to File for Divorce in 2022

First Steps to File for Divorce in 2022

Divorce
Once the holidays are over, and things go back to normal, many people decide it is time to file for divorce. Whether you held out during the holidays knowing you wanted a divorce or the stress of the holidays added conflict to your marriage, you should not hesitate to take the first steps toward this legal process. First of all, you should seek help from a Huntington Beach divorce lawyer. This is true even if you are not 100 percent sure you want to move forward with a divorce. Our law firm can explain the process to you, tell you what you might expect, and advise on steps you can take to prepare for a divorce. Sometimes, hearing about the process helps to solidify your decision one way or the…
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Do the Courts Favor Mothers or Fathers in Custody Decisions?

Do the Courts Favor Mothers or Fathers in Custody Decisions?

Child Custody
There was a time - decades ago - when courts assumed that it was best for a child to live with their mother if the parents separated or divorced. Fortunately, the law in California no longer favors the mother or the father when it comes to custody, but rather they look to what is in the best interests of the child. No matter which parent you are, one of the Long Beach child custody lawyers from Furubotten Law can provide you with further information and advocate for your interests in your divorce or custody case. Child Custody Decisions are Based on the Best Interests of the Child Whatever the court determines is in the best mental, physical, emotional, social, and educational interests of the child will determine the outcome of…
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What is No-Fault Divorce?

What is No-Fault Divorce?

Divorce
The way in which couples divorce has evolved with time, and in the modern world, it can be a relatively simple process compared to the divorce cases of the past. Decades ago, a cause for the divorce was often required, and one party was considered to be at fault for the divorce - whether due to abuse, abandonment, infidelity, or other listed reasons. When there was no fault present, a divorce could not be granted, and spouses were forced to remain legally married. The “no-fault” divorce option has changed this, and California was the first state to allow no-fault divorces in the U.S. No-fault divorce makes the process easier, as no one has to prove misconduct of the other spouse. However, no-fault divorces can still be complicated, and you should…
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Many People File for Divorce Right After the Holidays

Many People File for Divorce Right After the Holidays

Divorce
For some, the holidays are a magical time of vacation from work and giving and receiving gifts, while for others, it is a stress-laden time for financial, emotional, familial, or professional reasons. For many married couples, the holidays are stressful, and divorces increase during stressful times. In addition, many people who know they want a divorce decide not to “ruin” the holiday season by filing a case and telling their spouses. Instead, they wait until after the New Year and file then. There is often a spike in divorce cases during the first quarter of each new year, and 2022 will likely be no different. An experienced Huntington Beach divorce attorney from Furubotten Law can provide insight if you are considering divorce and advise you on how to best proceed.…
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Residency Requirements for a California Divorce

Residency Requirements for a California Divorce

Divorce
Going through a divorce in any state can be stressful and confusing, and beginning the process in the right court will ensure that you don’t have to double up your efforts. To be divorced in the state of California, there are residency requirements you must meet to file and have the court process your divorce. If you do not meet the requirements, your case can be dismissed, and you will have to start over at a later date. An experienced Murrieta divorce lawyer from Furubotten Law can assess your situation and advise whether you qualify to file a California divorce at this time. There are In-State and County Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in California When considering where to file your divorce, you must first consider your state of…
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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Manhattan Beach California?

How Long Does a Divorce Take in Manhattan Beach California?

Divorce
The decision to get divorced is hard enough, and when it seems to drag on forever, the hurt and associated pain is also extended, and this is not always necessary. While a divorce is an unfortunate experience, it need not be inefficient and time-consuming. With an experienced Manhattan Beach divorce attorney at your side objectively applying the law to your facts and circumstances, the processing of your divorce can often be made as efficient as possible. A Manhattan Beach divorce attorney from Furubotten Law can help you determine what the best options are concerning your divorce and how to approach the process to make it as fast and efficient as possible. Divorce Processing Times California requires spouses to wait at least six months from filing a divorce petition until the…
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Should You File for Divorce Before Your Spouse?

Should You File for Divorce Before Your Spouse?

Divorce
When a marriage has reached the point where divorce is the appropriate course of action, it can be difficult to decide how to begin. If you have decided to divorce your spouse, you may feel a sense of urgency to file first, perhaps due to television and films making you believe that this will provide an advantage. Whether or not this is the case depends upon the facts and circumstances of your situation. A Long Beach divorce attorney from Furubotten Law can help you determine what the best options are in your case, and when filing for divorce will be most likely to lead to your preferred outcome. California is a “No-Fault” Divorce State, and Either Party Can Initiate the Divorce Filing for divorce is a decision that might take…
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