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Adoption - Click here to view all posts
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  • Stepparent Adoptions in California
    Are you looking to adopt your stepchild? If so, congratulations! Given the fact that you desire to become your stepchild’s legal parent proves that the child is fortunate to have you in their ...
  • Requirements for Adopting Overseas
    Adoption is an absolutely wonderful process that provides a nurturing, loving environment for a child who may otherwise have lived without such core necessities of life. Many individuals and couples ...
  • California Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages on Birth Certificates
    California is currently one of 19 states that allow same-sex marriage. While the history of same-sex marriage in the state is tumultuous, on June 28, 2013, the decision to ban same-sex marriage was ...
Adultery - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can Cheating Impact Spousal Support in a CA Divorce?
    Cheating, infidelity, adultery – they are different names but they all have the same negative connation. In the context of a divorce, “cheating” usually means sexual intercourse with ...
  • Does an Emotional Affair Count as Cheating?
    At first, it was Myspace and then it was Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. While these social media sites help old classmates, old friends, and family reconnect and stay connected, it wasn’t long ...
  • Is Snooping on a Spouse Legal?
    We’re going to be frank: Spouses on the brink of divorce are in the habit of snooping on their spouses. It happens all the time. Often, the suspicious spouse is looking for evidence of an ...
Celebrity Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorcing
    Country music superstars, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting a divorce. In a statement issued to the Associated Press, the couple said that this was not the future that they envisioned. The ...
  • What the Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Divorce Can Teach Us
    After months of rumors, last week Ben Affleck, 42, and Jennifer Garner, 43, announced their plans to divorce – just one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary. Indeed, we've been ...
  • Celebrity Singer Jewel Announces Divorce
    The famous folk singer Jewel recently made the announcement that she and her husband, Ty Murray, intend to go separate ways. Jewel announced this development on her blog, saying that she wants the ...
Child Custody - Click here to view all posts
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  • A Child's Custody Preference in California
    When it comes to divorce, child custody can be one of the hardest things for parents to deal with, especially if the parents cannot agree on where the children will live. In fact, concerns over child ...
  • Medical Support in CA Child Support Cases
    If you are a parent who is headed towards divorce, soon you will be getting very familiar with California’s child support laws. In California, both parents are legally required to financially ...
  • What Are The Rights Of Stay-At-Home Dads?
    You’re a stay-at-home father. The reason behind your decision? Perhaps your wife was at the pinnacle of her career after your child was born and it made sense. Perhaps you fell on hard times and ...
Child Support - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Child Support are listed below.
  • Can Child Support Be Taken from SSI?
    For years now, child support has been collected for the most part through withholding income from a parent’s paycheck. However, if a parent is receiving workers’ compensation, Social ...
  • Child Support Arrears & License Suspensions
    In all 50 states, there can be serious ramifications if a parent falls behind on their child support payments. Licenses for example, can be impacted by the failure to pay child support. We’re ...
  • Can I Get a U.S. Passport if I Owe Child Support?
    If you want to travel outside the United States, you’ll need a U.S. passport. Even Canada has tightened up its regulations and is now requiring that U.S. tourists have a passport before entering ...
Cohabitation - Click here to view all posts
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Collaborative Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Cons of an Adversarial Divorce
    There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
  • Tips on Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce
    Understandably, divorce can be very stressful for spouses, especially due to the fact that divorce impacts child custody and financial assets – two very important issues in a person’s ...
  • How Parents Divorce Without Going to War
    All out divorce wars are sad. They harm families and can cause long-term consequences for the children of divorce. As child custody battles rage on, spouses often spend more money than their net worth ...
Contested Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Is Snooping on a Spouse Legal?
    We’re going to be frank: Spouses on the brink of divorce are in the habit of snooping on their spouses. It happens all the time. Often, the suspicious spouse is looking for evidence of an ...
  • What if My Spouse Won't Grant Me a Divorce?
    Over the course of your life, you’ve probably heard someone on TV or in the movies say something to the effect of, “My husband (or wife) says they’ll never give me a divorce !” ...
  • Cons of an Adversarial Divorce
    There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
Co-Parenting - Click here to view all posts
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  • Best Advice for Divorcing Parents
    When parents decide to get a divorce, they have a lot on their minds – temporary orders for child and spousal support, property and debt division, and of course child custody. While all of these ...
  • Can I Move Away With My Kids?
    The term “parental relocation” refers to when a custodial parent moves away with the children. If you obtained a divorce and your former spouse wants to move to another county or another ...
  • Advice for Divorced Dads
    Whether you’re on the brink of divorce or you’re recently divorced, surely one of the hardest parts of breaking up with your children’s mother is not living with your kids, or no ...
Cutter & Lax News - Click here to view all posts
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  • Attorney Matthew Law Becomes a Board Certified Specialist
    We at Cutter & Lax are proud to announce that our very own Attorney Matthew Lax has become board certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in family law. This ...
  • Joint Tenancy and Divorce
    Buying a home is always a thrilling experience for a young and in-love couple, but it may not be as exciting to divide that home up if you and your spouse drift apart and decide that you want to get a ...
  • How Marijuana is Affecting Divorce Cases
    With the ever-growing popularity of marijuana, more and more men and women are starting to use the drug for medicinal or recreational purposes. In some states, such as Colorado and Washington, men and ...
Disability - Click here to view all posts
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  • Reasons Why People Actually Divorce
    If you’re headed for divorce, you have plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States ...
  • Disability, Illness and Divorce
    Ask anyone who has been married for more than five years and they’ll tell you that marriage takes work; it doesn’t maintain itself. Spouses must communicate well, focus on what makes each ...
Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • California is a Community Property State
    In the United States, there are two methods for dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable division and community property. While the majority of states use the equitable distribution method, ...
  • 2019 Changes in Spousal Support Tax Laws
    For over 70 years, spousal support has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse. Due to this tax law, divorcing spouses felt they had room to ...
  • Can Cheating Impact Spousal Support in a CA Divorce?
    Cheating, infidelity, adultery – they are different names but they all have the same negative connation. In the context of a divorce, “cheating” usually means sexual intercourse with ...
Divorce Advice - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Divorce Advice are listed below.
  • 2019 Changes in Spousal Support Tax Laws
    For over 70 years, spousal support has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse. Due to this tax law, divorcing spouses felt they had room to ...
  • What to Do if Your Spouse Cuts You Off
    If there’s one thing about divorce, it can complicate one’s finances, especially when you’ve been relying on your soon-to-be ex’s income and assets for some time. Although ...
  • Does an Emotional Affair Count as Cheating?
    At first, it was Myspace and then it was Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. While these social media sites help old classmates, old friends, and family reconnect and stay connected, it wasn’t long ...
Divorce and Immigration - Click here to view all posts
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  • How Divorce Can Affect an Immigration Status
    If you are an immigrant who is divorcing a U.S. citizen shortly after marriage, then there may be special implications to your case that you will want to deal with. Divorce is the legal termination of ...
Divorce Mediation - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Divorce Mediation are listed below.
  • 6 Tips for Getting a Great Divorce
    If you're like most people, getting divorced isn't exactly your idea of a good time. But, if you do it right, it can set the stage for a happier road for you, your kids, and your ex. That ...
  • Divorcing? You May Want to Consider Mediation
    When a couple decides to end their marriage, they're often dealing with one of the most upsetting times in their lives. The prospect of fighting over child custody or dividing assets only adds to ...
  • How Parents Divorce Without Going to War
    All out divorce wars are sad. They harm families and can cause long-term consequences for the children of divorce. As child custody battles rage on, spouses often spend more money than their net worth ...
Divorce Settlement - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Divorce Settlement are listed below.
  • California is a Community Property State
    In the United States, there are two methods for dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable division and community property. While the majority of states use the equitable distribution method, ...
  • Cons of an Adversarial Divorce
    There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
  • California's Community Property Laws
    In the U.S., the states follow the equitable distribution or community property systems in regards to the method of dividing a couple’s marital property. California is one of nine states, ...
Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
  • Can Cheating Impact Spousal Support in a CA Divorce?
    Cheating, infidelity, adultery – they are different names but they all have the same negative connation. In the context of a divorce, “cheating” usually means sexual intercourse with ...
  • Does an Emotional Affair Count as Cheating?
    At first, it was Myspace and then it was Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. While these social media sites help old classmates, old friends, and family reconnect and stay connected, it wasn’t long ...
  • Cons of an Adversarial Divorce
    There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
  • Cons of an Adversarial Divorce
    There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
  • Paternity and Fathers' Rights in California
    In a day and age where more couples are having children outside of marriage, more attention has been drawn to a father’s rights toward his biological children, namely when he and the ...
  • How Social Media Impacts Family Law
    Social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are great ways for you to connect with new acquaintances, friends, and relatives. It helps people interact with businesses ...
Fathers Rights - Click here to view all posts
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  • Paternity and Fathers' Rights in California
    In a day and age where more couples are having children outside of marriage, more attention has been drawn to a father’s rights toward his biological children, namely when he and the ...
  • Why Establishing Paternity is Critical to a Father's Rights
    In this day and age, many children are born to couples who decide not to marry. Whether this has to do with the high divorce rate, cultural acceptance, or other personal beliefs, each couple has every ...
  • Father's Rights: Errors to Avoid
    If you are a father seeking custody of your children, then there are a variety of situations that you are going to want to avoid. First of all, you are going to want to be cautious about out-spending ...
Grandparents' Rights - Click here to view all posts
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Gray Divorce - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Gray Divorce are listed below.
  • Gray Divorce on the Rise
    A widely-publicized study conducted by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Bowling Green University, documented the rise in divorce among middle-aged and older adults. The study, ...
Guardianship - Click here to view all posts
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  • Grandparents' Visitation Rights in California
    Societies everywhere recognize the important role that grandparents play in grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can provide love, moral support, guidance, and affection, and sometimes ...
  • When Grandparents Seek Guardianship
    Family relationships can be complicated. Even when parents do their best to properly raise their children, a stable childhood does not mean that their children will grow up to be the best of parents. ...
  • California Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages on Birth Certificates
    California is currently one of 19 states that allow same-sex marriage. While the history of same-sex marriage in the state is tumultuous, on June 28, 2013, the decision to ban same-sex marriage was ...
In the News - Click here to view all posts
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  • Facebook 'Divorce Selfie' Goes Viral
    A Canadian couple recently shared a " divorce selfie" on Facebook, which quickly went viral. Mr. and Mrs. Neuman, both from Calgary, Canada, took a selfie of themselves at what appears to be ...
Legal Separation - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Legal Separation are listed below.
  • Medical Support in CA Child Support Cases
    If you are a parent who is headed towards divorce, soon you will be getting very familiar with California’s child support laws. In California, both parents are legally required to financially ...
  • Legal Separation vs. Divorce in California
    Researchers estimate that up to 50% of first marriages in the United States end in divorce, and for second marriages, that number goes up to 60%. Why is it so difficult for Americans to stay married? ...
Medical Support - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Medical Support are listed below.
  • Medical Support in CA Child Support Cases
    If you are a parent who is headed towards divorce, soon you will be getting very familiar with California’s child support laws. In California, both parents are legally required to financially ...
Modifications - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Modifications are listed below.
  • Can Child Support Be Taken from SSI?
    For years now, child support has been collected for the most part through withholding income from a parent’s paycheck. However, if a parent is receiving workers’ compensation, Social ...
  • Medical Support in CA Child Support Cases
    If you are a parent who is headed towards divorce, soon you will be getting very familiar with California’s child support laws. In California, both parents are legally required to financially ...
  • Spousal Support Modifications in Encino
    When a married couple in California decides to end their marriage, there’s always the possibility that the couple will agree to spousal support or if the higher-earning spouse is against it, a ...
Move-Away Actions - Click here to view all posts
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  • Can I Move Away With My Kids?
    The term “parental relocation” refers to when a custodial parent moves away with the children. If you obtained a divorce and your former spouse wants to move to another county or another ...
  • Relocations & Child Custody in San Fernando
    It is very common for things to change in the years following a divorce. Sometimes, things can change a lot for a divorced couple and their children. For example, a stay-at-home mother goes back to ...
Parental Kidnapping - Click here to view all posts
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  • Your Rights & International Parental Kidnapping
    If you are headed towards divorce, and your child's other parent is a non-U.S. citizen, or has family in a foreign country, you may be worried that your spouse will take your child and flee the ...
Paternity - Click here to view all posts
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Postnuptial Agreement - Click here to view all posts
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  • Should I Have a Postnuptial Agreement?
    In regards to dividing marital property during a divorce, each state has enacted its own laws about property division. In the United States, we have two methods of dividing marital property: community ...
Prenuptial Agreements - Click here to view all posts
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Property Division - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Property Division are listed below.
  • California is a Community Property State
    In the United States, there are two methods for dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable division and community property. While the majority of states use the equitable distribution method, ...
  • Is Snooping on a Spouse Legal?
    We’re going to be frank: Spouses on the brink of divorce are in the habit of snooping on their spouses. It happens all the time. Often, the suspicious spouse is looking for evidence of an ...
  • Should I Have a Postnuptial Agreement?
    In regards to dividing marital property during a divorce, each state has enacted its own laws about property division. In the United States, we have two methods of dividing marital property: community ...
Restraining Orders - Click here to view all posts
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  • Domestic Violence & Divorce in San Fernando
    Are you a victim of domestic violence ? Or, are your children victims? If so, and you’re seriously considering divorce, certainly you know that while leaving is the “right thing to ...
Separation - Click here to view all posts
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Social Media - Click here to view all posts
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  • How to Behave on Social Media During a Divorce
    These days, most people are heavily tied into their social media accounts; it's become a big part of daily life. When you're filing for divorce, you may not realize it but how you act on ...
Spousal Support - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Spousal Support are listed below.
  • 2019 Changes in Spousal Support Tax Laws
    For over 70 years, spousal support has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse. Due to this tax law, divorcing spouses felt they had room to ...
  • Can Cheating Impact Spousal Support in a CA Divorce?
    Cheating, infidelity, adultery – they are different names but they all have the same negative connation. In the context of a divorce, “cheating” usually means sexual intercourse with ...
  • What to Do if Your Spouse Cuts You Off
    If there’s one thing about divorce, it can complicate one’s finances, especially when you’ve been relying on your soon-to-be ex’s income and assets for some time. Although ...
Visitation - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Visitation are listed below.
  • Step-Parent Visitation Rights in California
    A surprising scenario is becoming more and more popular as divorce rates in the United States rise. Step-parents are more frequently pushing for visitation rights. While it may seem like they should ...
  • Easter Custody and Visitation for Children
    Easter is less than a week away. This holiday of Easter egg hunts, baskets, and celebration is a very special time for children and adults alike. If you are divorced and are in a shared custody ...
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Custody
    Thanksgiving is considered a major holiday, which means that it was probably discussed in your holiday custody plans during your divorce. If your ex-spouse has not honored that custody plan and is ...

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