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Blog Posts in 2020

Does Early Retirement Affect Spousal Support?

Making the decision to leave the workforce is not one you take lightly. It takes time to calculate your expenses, evaluate your retirement or pension funds, and determine whether or not you can retire ...
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Is it Legal to Adopt an Adult?

While many people think adoption is strictly for children under eighteen, it is legal to adopt adults as well, and the process is virtually identical. Our attorneys at Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at ...
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What Is Custody Mediation? Everything You Need to Know.

If you are dealing with child custody in the state of California, you might be required to go through child custody mediation or Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC). This mediation is ...
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Custody Rights of Unmarried Mothers in California

Now that we’re in the 21st century, more children are being born out of wedlock than ever before. Not only has having children outside of marriage become socially acceptable in today’s ...
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Why You Won't Be Getting a Stimulus Check for Your College Student

In the middle of March 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, states across the country took ...
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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in California?

Are you a grandparent who is curious to know if, under California law, you can seek visitation of your grandchild? If so, it’s a valid thing to want to know. After all, each state’s laws ...
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How COVID-19 is Impacting California Child Support Cases

In March of 2020, President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was a national emergency. Since then, lawmakers and state health departments have taken sweeping action to slow the ...
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So, You Want to Change Child Custody

Suppose you have had a child custody order in place for six months, a year, or maybe even several years, but now, things have changed and you feel the arrangement should be altered to better ...
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Becoming a Single Parent After Divorce

Parenting is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences, but it’s also one of the most challenging, especially during the toddler and teenage years. If you’re a parent who is going ...
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Stepparents and Child Support in California

Under California law, parents are required to support their children whether they are married to the child’s other parent or not. In almost every divorce, one parent is ordered to pay child ...
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