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July 2014 Archives


One of the first questions we hear in a family law case is, "Who is paying for the lawyers?" One of the biggest challenges in a family law is legal costs associated with obtaining a dissolution of marriage, especially in cases where child custody and support are at issue. In highly litigious cases, the attorney costs may be astronomical due to the procedural work the court requires to bring the case to trial. Even in simpler non-contested cases there are certain documents that need to be prepared, filed and exchanged thus costing attorney's fees.

Dividing assets and debts in divorce? Rough split may be enough

California is a community property state. For many readers, that may be interpreted to mean that if a couple decides to divorce in the state, all the assets and debts they have accumulated during the marriage need to be equally split down the middle.

Department of Child Support Services Role and Family Law

Department of Child Support Services' Role and Family Law The Department of Child Support Services can be a great asset in any case in which one parent or another is seeking child support. In fact, DCSS is a governmental agency whose role is to calculate, request, and enforce the payment of child support. Why? Because the State has an interest in ensuring that every child is taken care of financially and moreover, that each parent is working hard to contribute to the monetary needs of his or her child.

Mistakes during asset division can hurt in the long-run

When going through a divorce, some couples will do anything to just get it over with. No one wants it to be a long, drawn out process, but speeding through a divorce -- particularly when working on asset division -- can create financial issues after the fact. Couples in California who are working through a divorce may want to consider the long-term consequences of the terms of their property division before agreeing to it.

Domestic violence problem in California and beyond

Statistics reveal that one out of every four American families is affected by domestic violence. California laws have been created to protect the freedom and safety of its citizens and when utilized, can help to end a dangerous situation. A person who is suffering from domestic violence may seek help in understanding their rights and pursuing an opportunity to leave their abusive situation.

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  • “Kennedy helped me with my legal issue and was just amazing throughout the whole process. He was always available to explain everything to me and really put my mind at ease. I am not an easy person to work with and Kennedy really helped me calm down and guided me through my issue. I could not have obtained the result I did without Kennedy's expert assistance. His command of the law is truly impressive. —” Jeff
  • "Even though Kennedy looks like a 17 year old, he is impressive in his knowledge of law, his intuition of the case and his strategies for settlement. He seems equally capable and comfortable in the courtroom or at the settlement table. He helped me weigh the facts, consider the emotions and evaluate the cost of my case. He leans toward the collaborative style of divorce and I believe wants the best for his clients. In partnership with Cristin Lowe, they make an impressive team. — "William
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