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Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Can A Parent Reduce Their Child Support Obligation Due To COVID-Related Financial Losses?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial financial disruption for many California families. Many parents have found their income reduced. But a reduction in income does not automatically mean a reduction in spousal or child support obligations. Under California law, a judge must find there has been a “material change in circumstances” to justify… Read More »

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Can My Spouse File For Divorce Without Me Knowing?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Divorce is not a difficult process in most cases. But it is still a legal process. This means that certain formalities must be followed. For example, when one spouse files for a divorce (or an annulment), they need to take certain steps to serve their complaint on the other spouse. Appeals Court Reverses Default… Read More »

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Does A California Judge Have To Adhere To A “50/50” Split Of Parenting Time?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Ideally, parents who decide to divorce can come together and negotiate an acceptable schedule for sharing custody. Of course, the court is the final arbiter of what arrangements are in the “best interests” of the child. And if a dispute does later arise, say as to whether to modify a previously agreed upon schedule,… Read More »

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Understanding The Six-Month Waiting Period For Divorce

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In Santa Clara County, as throughout the rest of the state, there is a six-month waiting period for couples who want to get a divorce. The concept of the waiting period seems straightforward enough, but it is just one element of family law that highlights how confusing the different rules surrounding divorce are. The… Read More »

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