Blog Posts in 2015

53 results found. Viewing page 1 of 3. Go to page 1 2 3   Next

Disability Alone Will Not Negate Custody

Mother and Father lived together and had a child together. Mother was severely disabled after an automobile accident. Although she could understand, she could not speak and had no control over her ...
Continue reading "Disability Alone Will Not Negate Custody" »

Who Gets to Receive Child Support for Adult Children?

Mother and Father were married in 1993 and divorced in 2008. They had two sons during their relationship, Older Son (OS) born in 1991, and Younger Son (YS) born in 1995. They divorced in 2008. The ...
Continue reading "Who Gets to Receive Child Support for Adult Children?" »

Accessing Your Own Divorce Records

The State of California provides regular copies and certified copies of divorce documents from its counties’ court records. Through its Court Document Order System web site, you can get copies ...
Continue reading "Accessing Your Own Divorce Records" »

Changing a Child Support Order in California

Once child support has been awarded, if circumstances change, either parent can return to court and ask that the amount be changed. However, unless both parents agree to the change, there must be a ...
Continue reading "Changing a Child Support Order in California" »

Surrendering Newborn Babies in California

On November 23, 2015, a custodian at a local church in New York City heard a baby crying. He looked around the empty chapel, but he did not see anyone. Then, he looked at the church’s nativity ...
Continue reading "Surrendering Newborn Babies in California" »

Possible Future Abuse to Issue Restraining Orders

Mother and Father lived together for 11 years and were the parents of a son. In 2012, after breaking up, Mother filed a domestic restraining order preventing Father from contacting, abusing, or coming ...
Continue reading "Possible Future Abuse to Issue Restraining Orders" »

Resources to End Domestic Violence in Los Angeles

In California, there is an organization known as The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (The Partnership). It is a coalition made up of community activists, organizations and other allied ...
Continue reading "Resources to End Domestic Violence in Los Angeles" »

Child Support Can Last into a Child's Adulthood

Mother and Father were divorced in 1998. They had one son. Their marital settlement agreement (MSA) gave physical custody of Son to Mother, with Father paying child support until Son’s high ...
Continue reading "Child Support Can Last into a Child's Adulthood" »

Biology Doesn't Always Change Legal Father Status

Mother (known as “JB”) and Michael were married in 2011. They lived together until Michael, a U.S. soldier, was deployed to the Persian Gulf in August of 2013. In April of 2014, Michael ...
Continue reading "Biology Doesn't Always Change Legal Father Status" »

The Divorce Mediation Process

Since divorces can be rancorous, emotionally draining, and needlessly expensive, many divorcing couples use the mediation process in divorce proceedings to lessen or eliminate these problems. The ...
Continue reading "The Divorce Mediation Process" »

Benefits of the Mediation Process

Divorces are often rancorous, emotionally draining, and can be needlessly expensive. Using the mediation process in divorce proceedings can lessen or eliminate these problems. The mediation process ...
Continue reading "Benefits of the Mediation Process" »

A Standard to Establish Paternal Rights

KK and DN began dating in June of 2012. DN was unemployed with no permanent address. He stayed at friends’ homes, his grandmother’s house or even in KK’s car parked on the street. KK ...
Continue reading "A Standard to Establish Paternal Rights" »

Suggestions for Being a Good Step Parent

Parenting is difficult enough, but step-parenting is parenting with its own set of circumstances. To be an effective step-parent, one has to understand his or her new role in creating and blending ...
Continue reading "Suggestions for Being a Good Step Parent" »

Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMCSO)

In any child support proceedings in California the law states that a court must consider if the parties have access to health insurance coverage for the children. Family Code Section 3750 requires ...
Continue reading "Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMCSO)" »

5 Commonly Asked Divorce Questions

At The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard, our Pasadena divorce attorneys receive many questions from people who are considering a divorce. While each situation is unique, we’re addressing ...
Continue reading "5 Commonly Asked Divorce Questions" »

FLARPL, Really?!

When most married people want to file for a divorce to end their marriage, they turn to an attorney to assist them. For many people, the fees attorneys request to file these divorces are more than ...
Continue reading "FLARPL, Really?!" »

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO (pronounced QUADroh ), allows a non-employee spouse to receive his or her share of a pension benefit plan provided to the employee-spouse upon the divorce ...
Continue reading "Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)" »

Giada De Laurentiis's California Divorce Settlement

Giada De Laurentiis is a famous cook with her own television shows on the Food Network cable channel. In 2003, she married fashion designer Todd Thompson. In 2008, the couple had their only child, ...
Continue reading "Giada De Laurentiis's California Divorce Settlement" »

Permanent is Not Always Permanent

In October of 2011, after nine years of marriage, husband petitioned for divorce from wife. In his petition to the court, husband requested joint physical and legal custody of their twin daughters. ...
Continue reading "Permanent is Not Always Permanent" »

Does Ashley Madison Affect California's Divorce Laws?

Ashley Madison is the name of a web site based in Canada designed to help people in committed relationships have sexual affairs with others in committed relationships. It claims to have over 39 ...
Continue reading "Does Ashley Madison Affect California's Divorce Laws?" »

Who Owns the Earnings of Child Actors?

Jackie Coogan was born in 1914, the son of a vaudeville actor and his wife. His natural ability to mimic adults brought him the attention of famed silent-movie star Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin featured ...
Continue reading "Who Owns the Earnings of Child Actors?" »

Blowback Didn't Help Politically, Nor in a California Divorce

Todd Courser is a freshman Michigan state house representative. He is married and the father of four children. Cindy Gamrat is also a freshman Michigan state house representative. She, too, is married ...
Continue reading "Blowback Didn't Help Politically, Nor in a California Divorce" »

Mutual Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Husband and Wife were married in 2001 and separated in 2009. There are two minor children from the marriage. The marriage itself was considered volatile, and remained contentious after the marriage ...
Continue reading "Mutual Domestic Violence Restraining Orders" »

Paternity Issues in California

In California, paternity of a child is a legal issue in determining the rights and obligations of children and their legal fathers. When a man is married to the mother at the time of the child’s ...
Continue reading "Paternity Issues in California" »

Scooby Do Helps Create a New Law

Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem was born April 27, 1932. He died on June 15, 2014. He spent his life as a radio disc jockey, most famously noted for his syndicated music radio countdown program, ...
Continue reading "Scooby Do Helps Create a New Law" »
53 results found. Viewing page 1 of 3. Go to page 1 2 3   Next
Internet Marketing Experts

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.