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When Should a Grandparent Hire a Lawyer to Protect Their Rights?

A grandchild’s relationship with their grandparent can be meaningful, often involving sharing cherished family moments and memories. However, there are situations where grandparents may not be able to spend time with their grandchildren as they wish, and at times, unable to see them. In such cases, a grandparent may need to protect their rights… Read More »

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Do You Need an Attorney to Get Spousal Support?

Obtaining spousal support, also known as alimony, can be a complex and emotionally charged process. While pursuing spousal support without legal representation is possible, hiring an attorney can provide invaluable assistance. At the Law Office of Joyce Holcomb, our certified family law specialist in San Bernardino understands the intricacies of spousal support cases and… Read More »

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At What Point Would I Need to Hire a Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce is not an easy or pleasant experience, whether you initiated the process or not. When a marriage becomes irretrievably broken, divorce is usually the only way out. However, the divorce process can be challenging and overwhelming, quickly aggravating intense emotions, especially if you have minor children. Some couples can part cordially without much… Read More »

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Are Prenups Agreements Only for Wealthy Couples?

Prenups Agreements No one enters into a marriage expecting it to end in a divorce. Still, just as we take health insurance, hoping never to get seriously ill, a prenup can also serve as “marriage insurance” that provides protection and security. Prenuptial agreements, often called prenups, have long been associated with wealthy individuals and… Read More »

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Is Alimony Guaranteed in California?

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a court-mandated payment from one spouse to the other after a divorce or legal separation. Alimony is critical in a divorce settlement, especially when one spouse earns significantly more than the other. It helps ensure that the lesser-earning spouse can maintain a similar standard of living… Read More »

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Why is Getting Court Ordered Child Custody a Good Idea?

Child custody refers to the parental rights and responsibilities of the parents in caring for their children. While most parents prefer to discuss the child’s rights out of court, obtaining court-ordered child custody is a good idea. Parents or guardians may differ in opinion on the child’s best interests at some point, which can… Read More »

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When Would You Need to Modify a Child Support Agreement?

Child support agreements are meant to provide financial support for a child and ensure their needs are met. However, circumstances can change over time, and modifying your current court-ordered child support agreement may become necessary. As a parent, it is essential to understand when you would need to modify a child support agreement, as… Read More »

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How Can I Prepare My Children for the Divorce?

Divorce can be stressful and disturbing for all involved, especially children, and the question on every parent’s mind is, “How can I prepare my children for the divorce?” Parents in an upcoming divorce would want to share the news in a painless, less frightening way with their kids, and it can be a daunting… Read More »

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How Do You Know if a Prenuptial Agreement is a Good Fit for You?

Many spouses sign prenuptial agreements in the modern era – especially in community property states like California. Many argue that marriage has basically become nothing more than a legal agreement to split assets in a 50/50 manner, and spouses understandably feel concerned at the long-term prospects of this arrangement. But despite what you may… Read More »

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When to Pursue a Divorce Trial

Most spouses are aware that there are alternatives to litigated divorce. By exploring options such as mediation or collaborative law, spouses can experience many benefits. These include lower legal fees, a faster overall process, less stress, lower psychological impact for any children involved, and greater levels of privacy. But despite the redeeming qualities of… Read More »

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