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Mar 2021
20th Mar 2021

Is The Child Being Alienated From A Parent? Warning Signs to Consider

family law attorneysDivorce gives many the chance to start over while continuing to foster those relationships that are important to them. However, for some parents, divorce can signal the beginning of future conflicts with the ex, especially when it comes to any involved children.
15th Mar 2021

Ask a Family Law Attorney: A Review of Grandparents’ Rights in CA

family law attorneyFor many, grandparents play an important role in their lives and upbringing. The family law courts in CA recognize this, and it is possible for grandparents to seek certain legal rights when it comes to custody or visitation rights.
10th Mar 2021

The Dangers of Representing Yourself in a California Family Law Case

Family Law AttorneysDivorce happens for a variety of reasons: incompatibility, infidelity, financial hardships, health issues, and more. Regardless of the reasons behind your divorce, don’t assume you can represent yourself in court. We’ve seen it time and time again, someone who expects a straightforward procedure ends up facing off against a very well-prepared ex with an aggressive lawyer on their side. 
6th Mar 2021

Signs or Evidence of Emotional Abuse Can Impact Custody Disputes in CA

family law legal adviceParents are passionate when it comes to their children, and it is understandable that divorcing parents may not always see eye to eye on decisions involving the kids. Unfortunately, not every parent is willing or able to prioritize the well-being of their children and disputes aren’t always so clear-cut. 
Feb 2021
25th Feb 2021

Custody Disputes in CA: A 2021 Refresher on Major Mistakes to Avoid

family law attorneyDespite an initial period where courts adjusted, many family law courts are now finding ways to operate in the middle of a pandemic. In addition, an uptick in vaccine production and percentage of vaccinated populations means that things are slated to go back to normal in a matter of months. For many people, this means that custody disputes will move forward firing on all cylinders.
18th Feb 2021

Domestic Violence Convictions Impact Gun Ownership in California

family law legal adviceIn CA, the law has placed restrictions on those convicted of domestic violence as a standard practice. For example, one’s Second Amendment rights were instantly stripped for ten years, barring a convicted individual from legally possessing a firearm. 
10th Feb 2021

An Early Look at Divorce Data During the Pandemic

family lawMany have speculated what the effect of major events such as pandemics can have on divorce rates. Now that we’re well over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some early data that can help validate theories that have been floated around.
3rd Feb 2021

Cohabitation During the Separation Process: How to Prepare for Divorce

divorce lawyersMany people prefer to move away from their partner as soon as the decision to get divorced is made. Most relationships are officially over once either person openly expresses their desire to get a divorce, as this is often something people think about for a long time. 
Jan 2021
26th Jan 2021

Can I Ask the Judge for Drug Screening During My Custody Case?

family law attorneysSubstance abuse continues to be a widespread problem across the country. The pandemic has only worsened this problem, with many states reporting increased drug and substance abuse. The reality for many children is that they are routinely exposed to drug or substance abuse. 
16th Jan 2021

Custody Disputes and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Family Law AttorneysOver a year later and the pandemic continues to impact every facet of most people’s lives. However, the vaccine rollout has been ramping up and many medical experts are hopeful that things are on the right track.

WIth that said, vaccines have proven to be a controversial topic, and divorced parents don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to vaccines, let alone a new vaccine that was approved just last year. We’ve dealt with cases where vaccines or other medical issues are a point of contention in custody cases, which is what inspired us to write this post. 
10th Jan 2021

Invalidating a Prenuptial Agreement: What Are My Options?

family law legal advicePrenups are a popular option for many couples these days, especially when lots of assets are involved. They can be a great way to establish a legal safety net that provides peace of mind and despite their reputation, can actually foster a deeper trust among partners. 

However, prenups are not perfect and they can be used to disadvantage one of the partners. While prenups aren’t legally binding until both sides have signed it, family law recognizes the potential for abuse. Usually, individual parties have 7 days to surface any potential issues that could invalidate the prenup. 
2nd Jan 2021

My Ex is Against Our Moving Away: What Can I Do?

divorce lawyersAfter divorce, many people are looking to reset their lives. These changes can often involve a move to another city or state for job opportunities, to be closer to relatives, and more. Moving isn’t easy however, especially when custody is shared or the other parent is protesting the move. 
Dec 2020
30th Dec 2020

Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

Family Law AttorneysFor today’s blog post, we’ve decided to pivot briefly to talking about safety during COVID-19. With the rising number of cases across the country and continued unchecked holiday gatherings, hospitals and ICUs are starting to feel the strain. With end-of-year celebrations right around the corner, these numbers are likely to continue surging. 
20th Dec 2020

How Does a Grandparent Seek Visitation in California?

Family Law AttorneysWhen it comes to child custody, people usually only think of parental visitation rights, but what about grandparents’ rights to visit their grandchild(ren) following a custody decision? Do they have legal rights as well? 
17th Dec 2020

Is There a “Season” of Divorce? A Look at the Stats

divorce lawyersPeople often talk about divorce as this seasonal phenomenon, and we’ve heard a lot of “facts” on this. Mostly, people focus their attention towards the beginning and the end of the year, claiming that these months are part of the “divorce season.”
7th Dec 2020

Your Divorce and Your Privacy: Steps to Help Mitigate Gossip at Work

divorce lawyersHaving your dirty laundry out for others to see can be embarrassing in business and personal settings. As far as privacy goes, divorce is often at the top of the list of things people would prefer remain private. 
Nov 2020
30th Nov 2020

Asset Division in 2020: What Should I Know?

divorce attorneys2020 has come and gone like a whirlwind, and the pandemic along with other global events have left many with troubled finances. Despite this, divorce rates have not decreased significantly, which means that plenty of soon-to-be-separated partners have an additional financial burden to worry about: asset division. 
20th Nov 2020

Gathering Evidence of Domestic Abuse in CA

divorce attorneysFor victims of domestic abuse, fighting back can be an uphill battle. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and willpower to stand up to an abuser, for one. Once this step is taken, the victim then has to deal with the inevitable denial and pushback from the ex.
12th Nov 2020

A Review on the Types of CA Divorce Proceedings

family law and divorce legal adviceWhen it comes to terminating a marriage, we at R & S Law Group, LLP are the first to attest that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach! Every relationship is different and families have their own dynamics as well as specific circumstances. 
8th Nov 2020

Ask a CA Divorce Attorney: Custody During the Holidays

Family Law AttorneysThe end of a very unorthodox year is coming to an end, which brings unique holiday stress and challenges. In general, specifics about holiday schedules can shift and are often determined on a year-by-year basis. This year, COVID restrictions are further complicating things. 

Due to this and general holiday stress, you, the ex, and the children may not see eye-to-eye on how to proceed. For today’s post, we’re discussing things to keep in mind when figuring out how to assign custody during the holiday season in a way that accounts for everyone’s needs.
Oct 2020
28th Oct 2020

Extreme Political Ideologies and Custody: How Does this Impact my Case?

family lawFor many people, the election is just another in the constant four-year cycle of American politics. For others, however, it has become much more and many have been pushed to extreme or polarizing ideologies that are causing a rift between family and friends.

For today’s post, we are looking at how political ideologies can impact your custody case. This doesn’t apply to just recent political debates, either. Many people worry that their ex has unusual beliefs, buys too much into conspiracy theories, and more, which prompts them to ask about this topic.
18th Oct 2020

Confidentiality Agreements Can Be A Powerful Tool During your CA Divorce

divorce attorneysMany people regard confidentiality agreements in divorces suspiciously. It’s true, they have a bit of a reputation as a tool used by wealthy, powerful men to shield themselves from public scrutiny. When used to silence victims of harassment or pending litigation, it’s hard to disagree with critics. This is a shameless and illegitimate use of this tool, one that has tainted its reputation. 

However, there are legitimate reasons to implement a confidentiality agreement in your upcoming CA divorce. For today’s post, we’re looking at what a confidentiality agreement could mean for your divorce.
10th Oct 2020

Date of Separation: What Does This Date Mean For My CA Divorce?

divorce lawyersFor many people, the date when they separate from their ex-spouse carries significant emotional impact. However, there’s also legal implications to this specific date, and the family law courts assign it significance for their own purposes.

Today’s post is a refresher on dates of separation. We’ll cover how a date of separation is assessed, and what implications it carries for your divorce proceedings in California. 
5th Oct 2020

When Does a Parent’s Obligation End in CA?

family law attorneyChild support is an important mechanism that helps ensure all children are cared and provided for, even after a messy divorce. Child support is often a contentious point in most divorces, and is one of our areas of focus here at R & S Law Group, LLP.