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How does guardianship of a child differ from adoption?

There may be many reasons why a child's parents may be temporarily incapable of caring for the child. When this is the case, a court in California may appoint a probate guardian to a child. A guardian may gain custody over the child, may be able to manage the property the child owns, or both. However, child guardianship is different from adoption.

What factors may a court consider when awarding spousal support?

For better or worse, one hot-button issue that often comes up when a California couple ends their marriage is that of spousal support (also known as alimony). This is especially true when one spouse earns significantly more than the other. While one spouse may want to receive enough spousal support to maintain a certain standard of living, the spouse paying spousal support does not want to be drained financially. It is a difficult balance to reach. For this reason, it is important to understand what factors courts in California will consider when issuing spousal support.

Strive for equality when dividing property in a divorce

Starting out with wedding gifts, to that first home and moving forward throughout the years, married couples in California accumulate a lot of assets. Although couples may start their married life in wedded bliss, some find that as time marches on, their marriage deteriorates to the point where getting a divorce is in their best interests. When this happens, the couple will face many divorce legal issues, including property division.

How the best interests of your child are determined in a divorce

Getting divorced comes with numerous stresses and difficulties, including child custody. If you are concerned about what is best for your child, you are not alone. California courts make custody and visitation decisions based on the best interests of your child.

What are the guidelines for child support in California?

Paying child support is an important responsibility that parents all across California must take seriously. While many parents feel bitter or angry over having to pay child support, the fact is child support ensures that both parents contribute to the well-being of a child, even if that support is solely financial.

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