How Can I Get a Spousal Support Modification in California?

Since life is unpredictable, there may come a time when you have to ask the court to modify a spousal support order. That is, you may need to request that the court reduce or even terminate the alimony you pay a former spouse. You may be wondering how to go about requesting spousal support modification. If […]

How to Handle a Child Custody Evaluation

If your divorce involves adversarial child custody issues, you can ask for or the court may order a child custody evaluation. Also known as a “730 evaluation,” this is basically a study of your family, not necessarily a challenge of your fitness as a parent. It involves a meeting and discussions with an evaluator chosen […]

The Best Interest of the Child: What the Courts Consider When Determining Custody

When it comes to deciding disputed child custody cases, the “best interest of the child” standard plays a central role. This standard, however is not clearly defined. It thus lends itself to a judge’s own subjective ideas about what’s in the best interest of the child. Though this amorphous standard can vary between judges, there are […]