What Does Contested Divorce Mean? How Do I Deal With One?

A contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse can’t agree on all the relevant issues associated with ending your marriage. If this happens, a judge may have to rule on how you will divide your assets. If you have children, they may also rule on child custody. This type of divorce tends to be […]

How Long Do You Have to Pay Alimony After Your Divorce?

One of the most commonly asked questions after a divorce judgement is: how long do you have to pay alimony? Alimony can be very expensive, and knowing when you can stop paying may give you something to look forward to. At the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks, we’ll be happy to answer your alimony questions and […]

Understanding Joint Custody Relocation Laws in California

In joint custody relocation cases, your child’s needs are central to the issues involved. Divorces or separations naturally result in changes to the family. These changes are made even more complicated when one parent decides to move out of state. Sometimes, when these types of situations arise, a judge will alter custody to better serve the […]

Domestic Violence In Child Custody Cases: How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Facing domestic violence in child custody cases is often tricky. If you’re ready to get out of your abusive relationship there are many factors you need to consider. Here is a detailed list of those factors to help you and your children make a safe transition. Keeping Detailed Records When still living with your spouse […]