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  • Determining the Date of Separation
    Determining the Date of Separation

    How does the Court currently determine the date of separation in a California family law action? A recent case came down that drastically changed the criteria for determining what the appropriate date ...

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  • Restricting Visitation Because of Child Support
    Restricting Visitation Because of Child Support

    The other parent is either not paying or is always late on paying their child support, do I have to allow him or her to visit my child? Yes. The right of child visitation cannot be expressly ...

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  • Child Concealment & Child Support
    Child Concealment & Child Support

    Can I limit or restrict my child support obligation as a means to enforce my visitation rights with my child? The answer to this question rests on whether the child is secreted/hidden until the age of ...

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  • Child Support and Enforcing Visitation
    Child Support and Enforcing Visitation

    The other parent is interfering with my visitation. May I withhold child support to get him or her to comply with the existing visitation order? No. Absent providing actual evidence of concealment, ...

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  • Spousal Support & Visitation Rights
    Spousal Support & Visitation Rights

    Can I stop paying my spousal support if the other parent denies me visitation with my children? The Court has found that the deliberate rust ration of the other parent's visitation rights may be the ...

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  • The Rights of the Natural Parents After an Adoption
    The Rights of the Natural Parents After an Adoption

    If my child is adopted, what are my rights as a natural mother or father? Visitation rights of a child's parents or former relatives are automatically terminated by the adoption of a child by a ...

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