Articles Posted in Family Law

How to Avoid a Nightmare Divorce| Lawyer Uncontested Divorces Tips
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

The Dark Side of “Amicable” Uncontested Divorces in California Getting a divorce can be complicated and expensive if it becomes a contested case going through the court system with multiple court appearances and attorney’s fees piling up. However, when spouses are able to reach a complete agreement on all major issues like property division, spousal…

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Legal Separation In The Military Divorce Process
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Can Military Spouses Legally Date During Separation? For military families undergoing separation on the road to divorce, the murky question often comes up – can I start dating other people before the marriage is formally dissolved? The answer is complicated. While legally separated, service members remain married even if they live apart. This means romantic…

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The Ins and Outs of Alimony in California: A Complete Guide
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Alimony, also known as spousal support, can be one of the most complex financial matters in a California divorce. When a couple splits up, alimony is money paid by one spouse to help support the other financially. Understanding the ins and outs of how alimony works in California can help you make the best decisions…

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Grandparents’ Rights in California: A Guide for Grandparent Visitation Rights
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

In California, grandparents may petition the courts for visitation rights or custody of their grandchildren in certain circumstances. This guide explains grandparents’ rights and provides tips for grandparents navigating the legal system. Overview of Grandparents’ Rights Under California Law California law allows grandparents to seek visitation or custody if: Courts focus on the “best interest…

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How Can A Father Lose Visitation Rights
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

For divorced parents with children, visitation schedules are usually agreed upon as part of the custody agreement. However, in some cases, a family court may make the decision to terminate or restrict a father’s visitation rights with his children. There are a variety of reasons why this can occur if the court determines it is…

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How A Court Appoints Guardianship of the Person in California
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Guardianship refers to a legal relationship where a court appoints a competent adult (the guardian) to make decisions for an incapacitated adult (the ward). The guardian acts as a substitute decision-maker for the ward’s person/property. Guardianship is state law, though most states model statutes after the Uniform Guardianship Act. To establish guardianship, one files a…

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Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) in California
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Temporary restraining orders, or TROs, can provide critical protection if you or a loved one are facing abuse, harassment, or violence from someone. As you navigate this difficult situation, remember help is available through the court system. This guide will gently walk you through how the TRO process works in California – from assessing if…

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Lawyers For Father’s Rights: California’s Family Law System
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Fathers Rights Lawyer| Family Law Attorney Services Going through a divorce and child custody dispute as a father in California can feel daunting. The state’s family law system is complex and the stakes are incredibly high when your parenting rights are on the line. Having an experienced family law attorney on your side can make…

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Where Family Law and Personal Injury Law Come Together
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Family Law Attorney Ca Family law deals with things like divorce, child custody, and child support. Personal injury law is about accidents and injuries. These two areas of law are usually separate. But sometimes they mix together in complicated ways. This article will explain how family law and injury law can connect. Knowing this is…

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Navigating Child Custody Laws in California: A Guide for Parents
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

Child Custody Laws in California 2023 If you’re dealing with a child custody case in California, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed. But take heart. This guide will walk you through the key factors judges consider when making custody decisions under our state’s laws. While the process can feel daunting, knowledge and preparation are your best allies.…

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